I would consider 2nd thoughts.
I also have V10 and I must admit there are aspects I don't really like. The Internet Traffic display, simple as it was, gave some comfort. There is no option when right clicking the icon in the Notification Area to lock out the internet. I don't like the Control Panel.
That said I am sticking with it. I'm not a fanboy, nor a Checkpoint corporate employee and I am undeterred that CheckPoint has 'apparently' turned the software into corporate spyware. There is so much software on Windows' systems nowadays that "phone home" that I long since stopped being concerned by it unless it s something that I have not installed myself or not given permission to install.
The internet traffic display. If you are on broadband it serves little purpose now. You will have, (should have) a network icon in the Notification Area anyway, and if the network fails, then this icon will tell you. With broadband being so fast, sliding displays, as nice as they are, serve little purpose. Effectively the connection is on or off.
The right click option to disable the internet, whilst useful, can be achieved other ways.
The control panel is a mess, I have no alternatives for that, but since I rarely open the CP anyway, I can live with it.
If you decide to go ahead you will, at some time in the future, long or short, lose important security updates and improvements.
But if you do decide to revert back to a previous version you need to do this;
Disable ZoneAlarm from loading at Startup. There may be options in the CP itself and you should look careful at all those options. Head over to the Windows Firewall and enable it.
Reboot. then head over to MSCONFIG to disable any entries in the Startup folder relating to ZA.
Reboot. Head over to the Start menu Control Panel > Programs & Features and uninstall ZA.
Install the lower version.
You may want to look at the ZoneAlarm forums for any other guidance for uninstalling ZA before doing this.
I suspect that none of your settings will be carried forward, but the ZA forums may have better advice.
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