im trying out ZA security Suite 7.0.483 and am using firefox.

on its own the firewall and firefox work just fine.
when im using firefox and I invoke other programs( programs like pdffactory which are known clean sofwares)... I get an alert that some of the pdffactory DLLs are trying to access the internet through firefox.

That didnt seem right so i denied it and after that Firefox itself stopped accessing the internet, which was working just fine before that alert.

so denying access to a non-firefox-dll which is trying to access internet through firefox causes nonaccessability for firefox.

should a dll that is not associated with firefox be able to do so?

please help.

Ive updated the security suite antivirus and spyware and thoroughly tested the drive.
Ive installed the latest win XP patches from microsoft
Ive scanned my drive with online antiviral tools like housecall (just because of this)

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