I am trying Zone Alarm Pro trial. I also currently have NOD32 (still trial) and Webroot's Spysweeper. Under the ZA settings, I turned off antivirus monitoring (I assume myself or the NOD program is smart enough to keep it up to date) but I am wondering if I also should turn off the anti-spyware setting as well. I'm pretty happy with spysweeper and I wonder if it will tie down unnecessary resources by enabling it in Zone Alarm as well. I'm also wondering that with NOD and spysweeper, the free edition of Zone alarm would be sufficient. I certainly don't want to spend unnecessary money but I also think it pays to not be foolish in security software. EDIT: I meant on second line that I turned off antivirus monitoring, not email monitoring as originally posted.