running Zonealarm Pro 7.0.302.000 on Windows XP SP2.
The computer is connected to the internet via a dial-up connection. (No hardware firewall/router etc.)
All applications are shut down except Zone Alarm and Avast, (ie. the computer at rest).
The zone alarm traffic meter is NOT showing (ie. the two little red and green columns).
Only the black z (grey outline) is showing in the system tray.
The problem is this: (AND I KNOW WHAT THIS IS BEFORE YOU REPLY TO TELL ME WHAT THE ICON BELOW IS)
The system tray alert icon is flashing constantly for no reason whilst the PC is at rest. (this icon here ---> http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=39240)
The log viewer is not registering any abnormal amount of blocked packets (ie. I've checked whilst the aforementioned icon is flashing and there aren't any packets being blocked and causing the above.
I KNOW WHAT THIS ICON REPRESENTS BUT THE FACT IT IS FLASHING CONSTANTLY INDICATES SPYWARE IS ACTIVE.
Or does anyone else with more experience than I (ie. I'm not a 'Guru') have a specific and concise explanation?
Thanks in advance,