First of all, I have just reformatted this pc. I hardwired the internet service straight from the cable modem just to get all of the Microsoft Updates. As soon as I had them installed, I loaded Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite. On this pc, I am running Windows XP Home with SP3.
Now here is where I need some help. I wish I could post a picture because
EVERYTHING listed in programs has "3" Green Bars except for IE Per-User Initialization Utility, whatever that is...
The following programs are listed with "3" Green Bars, along with green checks all the way across for Trusted & Internet "Access" AND Trusted & Internet "Server" AND "Send Mail"
Application Layer Gateway ServiceCheck Point Updating ClientImage Mastering APIMicrosoft(C) Register ServerNVIDIA Uninstaller Utilitynwiz.exeRegistry Console ToolRun a DLL as an AppUserinit Logon ApplicationVerify Class IDWindows Logon UI
Windows Security Center Notification AppWMIWMI<hr>Also...Client Server Runtime Process has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsCTF Loader has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsGeneric Host Process for Win32 Services has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checked (And I have received alerts that it wants to act like a server, but I have denied it so far)IE Crash Detection has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsInternet Explorer has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checked, along with &quot;Send Mail&quot;Logon Screen Saver has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsLSA Shell (Export Version) has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first two items are checkedMicrosoft Application Error Reporting has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first two items are checkedNVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 178.13 has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsOutlook Express has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checked, along with &quot;Send Mail&quot;Services and Controller App has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checkedSpam Filter has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first two items are checked, along with &quot;Send Mail&quot;Spooler SubSystem App has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checkedWindows Control Panel has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsWindows Explorer has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first three items are checked, along with &quot;Send Mail&quot;Windows Messenger has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first four items are checkedWindows NT Logon Application has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars and the first two items are checkedWindows NT Session Manager has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsWindows Update Automatic Updates has &quot;3&quot; Green BarsWindows Update Manager for NT
has &quot;3&quot; Green Bars<hr>I changed Zone Alarm's Security Setting to &quot;High&quot; because while downloading a few more updates from Microsoft I received alerts where Zone Alarm was blocking access to my computer from a ton of ip addresses from China, Taiwan, Jamaica, Germany &amp; Austrailia. If someone would please check these settings I would be so grateful....By the way, after being notified about the ip addresses, I checked them out with Arin Ip Who Is, right-clicked them and chose &quot;Block&quot;. (I don't know how to use the Expert configuration tool). Is that what I was supposed to do or should I have chosen to do nothing since Zone Alarm said it protected me against it? Just in the time it took me to type this plea for help, there are 25 more blocked ip addresses in my log.

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Software Version:8.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite