look to the thread,"zonealarm"...
I am sure that you will find that you are not alone with the problem,, ZA is a software firewall that requires LOTS and LOTS of tweaking,,
its first rule is to DENY ALL,, then you have to be very FINE GRAINED in giving permissions back,,
After hours (and I mean HOURS,,) of tweaking, I finally ditched it, and let the router do the trick,,
thats the best I have to offer,,
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