Hey folks... I am new to the Forums. I was taking a look at some of the posts about firewalls such as ZoneAlarm and Outpost. I noticed quite a few negative reviews about ZoneAlarm and I thought to see what feedback I'd get on this paragraph taken out of this article. I've used ZoneAlarm with absolutely no problem in the past, but I am wondering if considering what this paragraph says... if possibly, it makes ZoneAlarm "bulletproof" for a software firewall...... The source (or link): http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5301625.html The Paragraph: Felman described Total Lockdown as a technology that prevents programmatic disabling of Zone Labs' firewall. "You can use commands at the Windows command prompt, such as NET STOP, to shut down our user interface," said Felman. "But, if the UI is disabled, our driver goes into a lockup mode, which makes it impossible for the rules that were set while the UI was active to be changed. Any in- or outbound network activity that isn't explicitly allowed by the pre-existing rules is blocked. Basically, there's no way to disable it unless you reboot the machine and uninstall the software." By reading that, it sounds to me like ZA is better than what most rate it. But, I'd like to see what others have to say because I want to have a good firewall but kinda don't like Outpost or Sygate because I found them a little bit hard to use.