I did a search and did not find an answer, so please forgive me if the answer is somewhere obvious.
After my PC has been on for a while, ZA will forget to allow programs to access the internet. This happens most often after it wakes from hibernation, but the issue is not restricted to that. It happens with almost any aplication that uses the internet, and happens on at least 4 PC's that I admin.
In every occasion, if I disable ZA I can use the net, but if I relaunch it I will be blocked again - until I reboot.
This is not the same as the issue I saw in the FAQ, which says:
4) Why is ZA blocking Internet after a while? The most common cause is that you are losing your IP address. Most ISPs use DHCP to assign IP addresses. Many also send a heartbeat to see if you are still connected. If these are being blocked, you should see them in your Alerts. From inside ZA, press F1 and search for DHCP or HEARTBEAT.
My internet IP only changes every few weeks (if that), and my LAN IP never changes - this issue happens everyday, and has for over a year.
Also, the issue can be program specific - ZA may continue letting Firefox through, but not Word, or vice versa.
I appreciate any help. Thanks.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)