Get this, I created a system restore point right before going about installing ZA firewall and sure enough problems arise ! So I tried using System Restore in order to roll back my computer after a failed install of ZoneAlarm Firewall (By the way stay away from Zone Alarm, they used to be good but not anymore, it wouldn't install on my system. Just right at the end of the installation my whole system froze and I had to do a hard reboot. I don't know why it did that but anyway) I wanted to use System Restore to revert my system to before the install of Zone Alarm, however when I went to do it gave me this :
I tried using safe mode and start up repair however it would tell me that System Restore was turned off when clearly it wasn't. Anyway I ended up turning System Restore off and on thus losing all my restore points and missing the whole purpose of why I wanted to use System Restore in the first place.
Afterwards, I decided to scan my system to see If a virus perhaps might have caused System Restore to act like a b&itch. I scanned using Malwarebytes Full System Scan and it came up clean.
So long story short, I just ended up using Revo Uninstaller to uninstall what was a failed attempt at installing ZoneAlarm firewall and to clean up whatever crap it left on my system.
sigh, precious time wasted. Needless to say I was distraught and upset
Now I'm left looking for a free reliable firewall. I could live with just the built in Windows firewall, however I want more friendly control over outbound connections. And yes I tried Sphinx Windows 7 Firewall control, but found that the free version was too basic and wasn't my cup of tea. And unfortunately I don't have dough to buy the pro version.