I have been seeing an annoying Zone Alarm service agent pop-up.
It says I should check for an update because the conficker worm is supposed to cause damage on April 1st 2009.
The ZA service agent pops up randomly, and closes
if I shut down
ZA.
It has the appearance of an older version of ZA.

Shortly after clicking on the service agent, which never seemed to download or update anything, I was infected with Spy Protect 2009.
I cleaned that with Malwarebytes, and ran a number of other programs including root-kit checkers.
Zone Alarm is updated and everything appears to be clean.
However this pop-up still comes up, and will show up even if the automatic updates function is disabled.


I clicked
the popup on another computer and it was similarly infected.
I took that PC through the same process.
But I now
have
two computers that register as clean with ZA anti-virus and Malwarebyte's latest version.

However, this ZA service agent pop-up still shows up.
It is annoying, out of date,
and now I associate it with a Spy Protect 2009 infection (whether rightly or wrongly).

Has anyone run into this?
Is there a way to disable the pop-up?
Should I be getting it even if it is not a sympton of an infection?
Is it a known symptom of an infiection?
It doesn't seem to Google as one.

Here is an image of the popup,
http://www.longlazner.com/LonGlazner/za_popup.png

Operating System:
Windows XP Home Edition
Software Version:
8.0
Product Name:
ZoneAlarm Antivirus


Message Edited by Noggin on 05-15-2009 08:22 PM