ARG it seems like ZoneAlarm is more headache then its worth. I have uninstalled it from my main computer as well as my netbook.
I uninstalled it from my main computer as I was getting BSOD'ed every once in a while and saw that no matter what I did it would not work correctly. I tried to stop it from running in the startup, but for some reason it would end up running anyway, So I just uninstalled the damn thing, however... now I have another problem.
It seems that for whatever reason there is a bit of something left in the computer, as I cannot get rid of it in the msconfig under the "startup" tab.
Windows 7 Pro "Upgrade" 64bit
Startup Item: "ISW"
Command: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\forceField.exe" /icon="hidden"
The netbook thing is when I have ZA installed in the OS (windows XP Home) it takes over 2 min for the desktop screen to show with all the icons, however when I uninstall ZA it starts up normally in about 20 seconds.
I wrote on their support forums, however they just told me to disable the network device (as it starts up without a network connection.
The problem with disconnecting any network device, is that I disabled the wireless and the wired network device in "Device manager", however it did not work, and the computer still takes over 2 min to load up to the desktop screen with icons.
Is there any other firewall that was similar to zonealarm available? I just hate all the changes they made recently, but had used it for years and almost bought a retail version of it (now happy that I didn't), cause ZA seems to have lots of problems now.
Also why would they make it so that if you have no internet connection, it causes the computer start up to take forever? Why make it so that the user has to disable anything in order for ZA to startup after windows starts up and takes you to the desktop?
Sorry for the above rant... just annoyed cause I might have done a full wipe of all computers... with flashing of mobo... plus low level format of all drives for nothing... weeks of headaches because of ZA.
Cant verify if its 32bit or 64bit as I can no longer see that information, I think they removed it from their site, but I don't recall it stating that it was 32 or 64bit.
There are no compatibility issues that I am aware of.
Edited by Deadone, 19 July 2010 - 06:21 AM.