Please excuse my ignorance on this subject. I use Firefox the majority of the time and Opera occasionally. When I fire either browser up ZA (free) pops up as expected and asks if they may have internet access. I rarely ever use Internet Explorer but I noticed that when I do ZA pops up and asks if IE may have trusted zone access instead of internet access. The only thing listed in my trusted zone is the loopback adapter but allowing IE access to the trusted zone gets IE onto the internet. If I deny access to the trusted zone then IE advises it can't connect to the internet. It was my understanding that in ZA the trusted zone was only for allowing access to the local network or other computers specifically marked as trusted. Why if my other browsers must ask for internet access does IE ask for trusted zone access instead? Also, why can it get onto the net by doing so? Thanks in advance for answering a possibly dumb question.