This just happened, after months of everything working fine, and no recent changes to PC or ZA. If my firewall is on, with Internet Zone set to high and Trusted Zone set to medium, all efforts to the internet are blocked.

I already reset the database, losing your customizations and yet to reconfigure Zone Alarm, by booting into safe mode, removing all backup.rdb and iamdb.rdb files (there was only one of each), emptying recycle bin, then rebooting.

Still blocked from internet. So, I experimented by changing the Internet Zone to medium, left Trusted Zone at medium. Now all seems fine.

What is happening? I suppose I am OK since my router also has a firewall...but can anyone explain why these settings would suddenly block me from an internet sites/email server/etc?

Thanks in advance.

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Software Version:7.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite