Your router probably has a hardware firewall built in that you can configure and use. This is free to you and probably much better than a software firewall on your box. Why don't you just use it instead?
My ZoneAlarm Pro subscription ran out so I updated it today... was offered the Security Suite at the same price so I took it, figuring ZoneAlarm has always worked for me....
Now I cannot access the internet, the system freezes if I open the monitor for my wireless G connector, it hangs interminably for other unknown reasons, I cannot use system restore to undo the installation. The router and loopback connector were both in the trusted zone, the browser/DSL software had rights to the internet, and the network worked fine--just couldn't log onto the DSL.
ZoneLabs does not offer live chat or phone support with paid subscription. I did get a reply to my email with the suggestion that I open the ZoneAlarm control and 'remove any program with a red x on it'. When I attempted to do that the program said not to do it because I could crash the system. Searching the ZoneLabs forums did not help.
I finally uninstalled the ZoneLab security suite and attempted to connect to the internet again, this time it logged in fine--but I don't want to be without a firewall.
The system is WinXP, networked and connected to a DSL modem through a router. The DSL is AT&T Yahoo, security suite disabled because until today I had ZoneAlarm that was working fine. I have AVG and WinPatrol.
I lost a whole day today trying to get my computer to work again after installing ZoneLabs Security suite, and I don't have high hopes for tomorrow. It's just crashing/freezing six ways to Sunday. Anyone have any suggestions?