ZoneAlarm Free slows down Internet browsing!!!


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I've been using ZoneAlarm Free for ages on my Vista laptop.
I love it, apart from the fact that internet browsing is extremely slow.
I know this because once I disabled it and the internet was like lightning!
Anyway, is there any way to overcome this snail's pace?
I tried switching to Comodo Firewall once but found it too complicated.
Thanks for any advice :)


I'm a big fan of Zone Alarm but for Vista I use the built-in Vista firewall. This is because Vista's firewall, unlike XP, filters outbound as well as inbound traffic, a big improvement, and negates one of the main reasons for using Zone Alarm.

Even though Zone Alarm is more sophisticated I have found the Vista firewall to give excellent protection with no hit on internet performance.

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