I've had Zone Alarm Anti-virus on my machine for 9 months with no problem. Today, when I restarted my computer, it would not start. A box popped up "Anti-virus Deactivated Warning" that said "Click here to update and reactivate". I clicked on that & another box popped up that said "Anti-virus update error!" with a little OK. After clicking on the OK, both boxes disappeared. Then I clicked on the ZA icon in my taskbar & the ZA box popped up with the anti-virus main page in red. Nothing I do will make it come on. Curiously, the Microsoft Security Center from my Control Panel says that my anti-virus is on.
I don't remember downloading anything. I ran Ad-Aware last night & removed 3 cookies. What could be the problem? I looked thru these postings & this problem does not appear to have happened to anyone else.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)