Lately there seems to be a fair amount of bashing or the personall firewall market leader, Zone Alarm. Is this really deserved. There seems to be a parallel with Norton Anti Virus, the market leading AV. Its a big target, so take a shot. Thre have been a lot of reports ofNAV not working. Is this going on with ZA in its present form? I have not used ZA in a while, except for brief tests. Many complain of bloat, but memory usage is about 15MB, which would put it in the midrange. The liteweights run about 5 to 7mb and several of the heavies (Kerio 4, Tiny 6) are over 20mb. I could never get Outpost to drop below 20mb, despite reports that it swaps out to 7mb. Thre is a lot of stuff in ZA that does not belong there, but it can be turned off. How much memory it takes is anyone's guess, but only one gui is needed to run everything. After looking at some of the links in other threads to various proof of concept baddies, it seems to test well and gets constant fixes and upgrades from its developers. The corporate parent, Check Point is definitely a class act. The initial version 5 mess-up seems to be in the past. So, ZA lovers and bashers, what is the real deal? If no one talks me out of it, I just might trial the beast.