Why I hate ZoneAlarm

I hate ZoneAlarm. Protection? Yeah right. Too much protection you ask me. I’ve actually had ZoneAlarm pop up one of their obnoxious mesages saying “ZoneAlarm is exhibiting dangerous behavior.” Yup, it reported on itself. Erroneously, one hopes.

I’m in S.F. now, blogging from my hotel. The wireless didn’t work at first. Had to call the hotel wireless provider tech support. We finally disabled ZoneAlarm so the wireless could work, because this time ZoneAlarm just went ahead and blocked my Internet access without giving me the option to say No.What a useless program.

Since it has so many false postives, I wonder, conversely, what is it letting through that it shouldn’t?

Sue says, why don’t you just go buy a Mac. Maybe I will.