ZoneAlarm 7.0 update ..... quickly rolled back

Sometimes I wish I could bill crap software companies for the time I waste testing their latest releases.  I just wasted 60 minutes of my life I will never get back because they have known bugs in their software that they encouraged me to download and install without any warnings.

ZoneAlarm now proudly announces it is a CheckPoint company. However, clearly a company that doesn't check their releases properly. 

I upgraded to 7.0 due to a notification from my 6.5 suite encouraging me to do so.  I've never had any issues before with ZoneAlarm upgrades, but suddenly vsmon.exe was erroring every few minutes and taking my network connectivity with it. A quick google and visits to ZoneAlarm's own forums and I find out that the virus signature updates are corrupt and the only solution is to uninstall or not actually update the virus signatures. That's right, the advice is to not update your virus signatures.  Unbelievable.

So I'm back to ZoneAlarm 6.5 and unless they pull their finger out and fix this mess, at the end of my update subscription period I'll be moving to another AV provider.


Print | posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 1:51 PM

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