Just wanted to post a heads-up. There is a conflict between Microsoft's update KB951748 and ZoneAlarm. Something about that update will cause ZoneAlarm to block your browsers from internet access and ultimately shut your connection down. ZoneAlarm is recommending that you uninstall this update as a fix for right now. Turning your ZoneAlarm setting down to "medium" will also fix this problem, but obviously will reduce the level of security provided by the program.
If there's advertising, what does it look like? Is it like website banner ads? Pop-up or pop-under ads? A banner on the phone console? I can handle advertising, its on my MSN and Yahoo, afterball. I'm just wondering to what degree it is.