ZA Question: I just looked at my ZoneAlarm log and noticed an entry that C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe successfully accessed destination IP 184.108.40.206:53 -- which points to annymegaadvip2.doubleclick.net The comments section states: Description: Zone Labs Client requested permission to access the internet Rating: High Why would my ZoneAlarm client be hitting a DoubleClick ad server? Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Product Name: ZoneAlarm (Free) Why indeed, for some years ZA has been tagged with the phone home issues. The vendor is somewhat less than transparent on this matter. I have personally found unwanted calls to sites that had zip to do with maintaining the product in spite of heated posts from the ZA advocates which inhabit these regions. Thanks for the extra IP I will add it to my growing list of computers to block. But I fear it is futile like the myth of the little boy trying to plug holes in the dam. Now you know the value of doing trials with software before laying out real $. if you are staying with ZA free be aware it has the whole package KAV and all waiting to be activated and it will nag you to buy buy buy. My advice would be look at this thread post by post from # 1 change all your setting in program control to ask and in the case of the internet zone set all of them to a red X if free will allow that. I can't remember.