I have ZoneAlarm firewall and scan with Spybot/AdAware regularly... is web shield necessary?
Using the RoadRunner speed test (realize not scientific measurements):
With ZA and all Avast shields .... speed range is 1700-4000 KBPS (realize its 'other' traffic dependent)
without ZA, with Avast shields ... range is basically the same
with ZA, w/o Avast Web Shield .. range is 8000 - 9900 KBPS
I didn't try all the combinations of 'customized' settings for the Web Shield... is there something that affects the speed?