I too have been receiving a ZA popup alert that IE7 is trying to monitor activity on the computer. This started this weekend. At the same time both IE and Firefox stopped clearing internet/private data information. Both browsers block any attempt to download files.
In addition to ZoneAlarm Pro, I have run several of the popular AV and spyware/malware programs which found a few things and removed them but it has not fixed the issue. I also cannot do a Windows Update.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro