Well, I really want ZoneAlarm, but I'm worried after reading some stuff on it. I'll post some comments of other people that I've read. Since a firewall can block internet access are these comments in reference to them just not knowing how to configure it, or are there real problems here?
"Not trying to sh*t on your post because I do appreciate your effort but after installing it my comp was fubared. It's taken a couple hours just to get back on line. I hope it's my machine and not the program."
"alright m8.. im avin abitta trouble meself.. well.. firstly it updated perfectly but now it wont update my spyware. the weird thin is dat my spyware recons its up 2 date confused"
"yeah.. its updated it nw.. jus had a bitta trouble findin the connection - bla bla gd upload m8 !! i do av 1 question tho.. i carn seem 2 get on bf2 the game, every time i go 2 enter a match it disconnects from the server n i end up back at the 'choose server screen' any ideas?
thx ppl "
"I've been using this prog for the longest time and have never had a problem until yesterday.I tried everything I could think of and nothing worked. If I unistalled it I had internet re-install and no net. I don't know."
"yup I with his version of program have problems too. IE just do not connect at all and if you trying to shut down ZASS you have to wait nice time, I did not have any problems with older versions of this program
the problem is that I do not remember which version it was"
"Zone Alarm transmits personal info back to a database on it's website
not to mention frequent problems if upgrading
Oh yeah and there's a know issue with a driver error that causes a blue screen PM dump.
other than that it's just peachy"
"Google "zone alarm problems" (exact phrase) - when you've browsed through the first 3 or 4 pages of the 500 hits you can make up your own mind. Zone alarm sucks"
"Zone Alarm v4 was great - v5 was awful.
Been using v6 for 6 months or so... no problems yet.
thanks for this."
"I used Zone alarm lol it is good for blocking things i give it that, it blocked my friggin internet well to cut it down blocked my inthenet card from net access, wouldnt allow me to un block it either would blcok it again.
When it comes down to it, it sucks but for some it works and for some it dont, way of life, i prefer panda, worked lovely for me, but cant get hold of it which is a pain"
"I hate zoneAlarm, I uninstalled it, and now that computer can't access the internet, and is unstable. I'm going to have to re-install it just to see if this crappy program can reallow access to the internet"