...why programs that i've used for years aren't available for vista (zone alarm).. yes, i'm WELL aware of vista's shortcomings, so please don't start on me for that. (i only say that because every time i do as much as mention the word vista, i get the same few people taking over the thread with complaints about it. I'm currently looking into linux and trying live cds and such. back to my question.. why aren't there and reputable firewalls available for vista yet? is there a specific reason?.. looks like someone fell asleep.