is a great freeware download if you need a firewall. (Of course, they want
you to buy a Pro version that will give you all the details about who is
trying to hit you and what they want to do with it.) You have control of
who can get through and levels of choices about who can’t.
I can not compare it to McAfee; as I have never had McAfee. I can compare
it to Norton 2002 and it is much less intrusive. You can turn off the sign
that gives you information. With Norton a banner kept coming up and distracting
me. I am not a “techie”, and I could care less what the problem is as long
as it lets me function my computer without interruption and keeps my computer
safe. It automatically quarantines anything questionable and sends it back
to their site for analysis.
With Norton I think you have to take action to send it back to then.
I have Norton Antivirus and the two seem to live together happily and compatibly.
ZoneAlarm works well on all versions of Windows from Windows95 through
Windows XP. Also it is a lot cheaper than buying Norton Internet Security,
and takes up less space on your hard drive. I am running it on XP in Windows
2000 Compatibility mode. Go to Zone
Labs and look for the free download button. Again, we are talking about
Freeware and the price is right, especially with what we get paid at Alamo
PC and SrComp: Nada- zip - nothing! Everything around the Resource Center
is a labor of love with the computer world.