I am aware of the "2nd Tuesday of every month" update from Microsoft and planned to allow it to happen later on today, but not this morning while I was away, so after I switched the PC on and logged in with a limited account I set the Zone Alarm (full security suite) to "Stop all Internet Activity". And yet, mid-morning my Windows XP SP2 PC reported that the latest updates from Microsoft had been installed and the PC needed to restart. Apparently the firewall does not prevent Microsoft updates from downloading and installing. How can I now be confident that malware cannot do the same?
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite