I've used ZA Pro, but I think it's gotten too advanced even for me to figure out! I have a program I use to change my icons; it's called FolderMagic by CloudEight Software.
I sent an email to CloudEight support and they have stated unequivocally that
the issue is that ZA Pro
may be attempting to restrict or shutdown FolderMagic when I change a folder icon - which is a system file.
They reminded me that folders are system files and some firewalls cannot tell the difference between a user-initiated change and a maliciously initiated change. They say
I will have to configure ZA Pro to allow FolderMagic to work or I will continue to get these errors.
So how do I configure ZA Pro so that it will recognize and allow FolderMagic to run normally? Thanks very much for any help you might offer!

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Software Version:8.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro