Recently I replaced Norton Internet Security with ZoneAlarm. Could it be the cause of the problem?
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool was rejected multiple times with the Error code: 0x80246001.
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424) finally succeeded after multiple failed attempts. Error code 0x80246008.
What gives?

Any help will be much appreciated,

gm

ZA Ver. 6.1.737.000

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Antivirus
Software Version:6.0