Below is a copy of my original post. I answered my own post because I restarted my computer
later that day and the problem was gone.
For some reason it has returned and even though I have restarted my computer
several times, it doesn't change the issue this time...... hope some one can help
I just uninstalled my AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus in order to update it to their latest version of 8.0. After installing this, I got a Red Shield in my system tray telling me that my Zone Alarm Firewall was turned off. I checked my Security Center and it says that Zone Alarm reports that it is turned off and the Firewall bar is Red (this bar has always been Green). I opened Zone Alarm and checked the status there and it tells me that I am protected. I have no idea if I'm being protected now....... has anyone experienced this problem or have an answer?
I have a pretty basic computer:
Dell Demension 4550Windows XP Pro W/SP2Pent. (R) 4 CPU 2.40 GHz processor1 Gig Ram