Immediately before installing Zone Alarm on your Windows PC, turn off the Windows firewall as a computer should not have two firewalls running simultaneously. When configuring a firewall, opt for the highest security settings.
After installation, the Zone Alarm firewall software will automatically start at each reboot.
[All one need due is make all the "recommended" settings (disabling "vital" program functions), and then wait a few minutes for ZA to begin transmitting unathorized data.
Yet, rather than (or perhaps in spite of) performing this experiment (and fixing the problem), ZA personnel refuse to acknoweldge it's existence!
Please check your firewall/router using the information under “Things you can try”.
Even those who prefer a different product, will probably include Zone Alarm on the short list.This tutorial explains what a software firewall is, how it works, and how to use Zone Alarm - a popular free firewall.We also discuss how to train Zone Alarm to allow desired programs to enter and exit your PC, while preventing bad programs or users from accessing your PC. A firewall can block incoming viruses and malware and also block hackers attempting to access your computer.] Thus, in addition to introducing invasive data-harvesting procedures, in a program designed and marketed to prevent such spyware, Zone Labs has been completely disingenuous and dishonest about the matter.This matter has been well-documented on various Internet forums, e.g.