The "OS" protection component of the the medium program control setting is defninately causing the alerts. When I set the control to "low", the alerts stop upon reboot. If I set it to medium, the alert imediatly pops up. I tried this:
1. Deleted the program from ZA.
2. Set the program control to "low"- rebooted... no alert.
While the program control was on "low", I manually configured the LSA shell to super trusted, complete access to everything but e-mail- rebooted.. no alert.
3. Set the program control to "medium"- the lsass alert imediately popped up. I gave it full permission and rebooted again- the alert is back upon boot.
So the question now is: do I really need to have my program control set on medium? I have full up to date antivirus running, I run up to date anti spyware checks regularily, and I'm behind a rounter firewall. Am I really sacrificing protection in order to get rid of an annoying alert that pops up once every time I start my computer? Or should I just keep dealing with this manually?
Of course any other suggestions would be welcome as well.