First time poster ... please excuse me if this issue has already been resolved.
I am having a similar problem ... getting updates with option set to manual.
Running the free version .... release 8.0.298.000
Following instructions found elsewhere in these forums, I tried completely removing this release (including permanently deleting all files). Once that was done, I re-installed.
I have set updates to manual.
ZA Overview | Main page shows that Firewall Security is installed. Anti-virus/Anti-spyware and Browser security are not installed (I use other products).
I still see that the file: c:\winnt\system32\ZoneLabs\Updates\LocalCatalog.xm l is being updated regularly.
Why? Are these updates needed (since I am ONLY running the free version)? Can I disable these updates, or is this a known bug?
Note, this behavior just started with 8.0.298.000.