I discovered somethig really weird in the Program Control section and it appears that it is faking out ZoneAlarms settings.
I have found 3 files in the ZoneAlarm Program Control section that Reverts to Full Access with SUPERACCESS Trust Level and ALLOWED for Trusted/Internet both for Access/Server. I tied to modify the settings by selecting KILL for all options. After reboot, the KILL setting will show up, but after a while, the Full Access settings pop back.
(these are very unusual filenames)
Also, I tried to set an Expert Rule to try to Block All Activity with this program. But after rebooting, no EXPERT RULE is present.
I also tried to backup my Expert Rules immediately after making them. I can select Backup Security Settings with no problems, but they are always corrupted when I try to RESTORE. This happens even if I try to restore immediately after a successful backup.
Finally, whenever I shut down WINDOWS, ZONEALARM will show up as a Non-Responsive Program and is always closed by WINDOWS. On occasion, another program of the name will show up after ZoneAlarm is closed by Windows.
I am using 6.5.737.000 under Windows XP Pro and I am running as an Admin.
I have re-installed ZONELARM to no avail. I have tried to make settings in SAFE MODE to no avail.
I have set a Password to control changing settings but had them revert while I was logged in !!
Is my ZoneAlarm possessed ??!!?? Is there a rootkit hiding around ??
Any advice ??,