If you uninstall your older version of Zone Alarm® and your computer does not meet the requirements for Extreme Security, you will not be able to re-install your older version.If your computer does not meet the requirements for Extreme Security, you should keep your older version of Zone Alarm® Security Suite.Zone Alarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic.
We recommend that users uninstall 8.0 and reinstall 7."When an improved version is ready the automatic update notification will let you know in the client."In a statement sent to PC Pro Check Point says: "We are working on this issue, and will automatically notify all of our users when the free fix is available.
“They lack a strong 2-way firewall, are unwilling or unable to pay for security, or they just have left their security on the backburner.
People are putting themselves at serious risk by not having minimum security, which at least includes a firewall and antivirus software.
Reported problems include laboriously slow shutdown sequences, tardy resume from standby and botched installations.
The furore has prompted Zone Alarm's publisher, Check Point, to advise customers to revert to a previous version of the software.