Hello Roland, There is a yearly subscription fee for continued upgrades, but it is less than the initial purchase fee. Last time I renewed, they also offered discounts for renewing for longer than 1 year at a time. However you should be aware that Zone Alarm Pro does not offer a different or more effective firewall than the free version. The difference is in other features. The firewall component is _exactly_ the same in both products. ZA Pro offers additional protection by quarantining more attachments received in email and more logging/settings/customization features. For many casual users, the free ZA product is quite adequate and performs the primary function of firewall exactly as good as the Pro version does. I believe in supporting the makers of software that I use, and so I bought the Pro version. Zone Alarm is definitely a product that is, in my opinion, worth supporting and I am happy to do so. But to be very candid, I have made very little use of the additional features that comes with the Pro version. HTH, Ron Sunday, November 30, 2003, 12:14:41 PM, you wrote: ysc> Hi, I just reinstalled ZoneAlarm freeware and was wondering how to ysc> minimize it to tray. All I can see is to click on minimize. Also, ysc> if I get ZA Pro for $40 or $50, do I have to renew it every year ysc> or is it a one-time fee? Thank you. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.