ZoneAlarm is having issues when it performs an 'update' on my machine. The first problem is that it seems to take a very long time before the update dialog is displayed (this can sometimes take several minutes). During this time, an arrow appears over the ZA icon indicating an update in progress, and I can't start any Virus or Adware scans.
The second much worse problem is that sometimes, when the ZA icon shows update in progress, my running applications stop responding, and I can't even start Task Manager to shut things down (have tried Windows-R, Ctrl-Shift-Esc, clicking on Start. All do nothing). In this situation, I have to hard power-off the machine. Not good.
I don't remember the update behaving like this before the nice new update dialog was introduced.
ZoneAlarm Security Suite 6.5.722.0
Windows XP Pro - SP2
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite