""JUNK" is not a strong enough word."0.5 starson by chomolungma
Pros: NONE WHATSOEVER
Cons: There is not enough time and space
Summary: For years I have been a very happy Zone Alarm user. Yesterday, I tried to upgrade into ZA 7. I have no other spyware, anti-virus, firewall or similar programs on my PC. My PC is fast and clean. ZA "Blue Screens" (i.e. crashes) my Windows XP Pro. I tried it all - all the fixes on this site, all the fixes on the ZA Forum and all the fixes prescribed by ZA's outrageously priced tech support. Nothing fixes the problem...nothing. 6.5 was slick and worked like a champ. 7 was released WAY too early by a company with the absolute worst customer service and tech support out there. I am appalled by the conversion of a wonderful product into this garbage. I am only slightly more appalled by Cnet's high rating of the product with no mention whatsoever of the Windows crash issue. They clearly didn't research the product very carefully. I will be very cautious before trusting them again. The plethora of folks experiencing the same problems and posting those results in many places makes it clear this is certainly not an unusual problem...and its a big one. One would think Checkpoint would have fixed such an issue immediately. However, I suppose they would rather allow the problems to continue so they can sell their worthless $2.95/minute tech support. I am done with this company and their product. A very big disappointment after being a long-term ZA fan and user. Nonethless, I do not have the time to fool around with this Company or product further. If you want a good, stable product that makes efficient use of resources, offers efficient AND effective service and support and cares about its customers, you will have to look elsewhere. Checkpoint simply does not care about the garbage they now produce.