Last week Zone Alarm was updated and my HP desktop scanned stopped working.
It was like the system was preventing it from gaining access and would time out.
I looked on the forum and found a suggestion that I should change the settings in Zone Alarm to give anything dealing with the scanner unrestricted access to the system.
I did that and the scanner started working again.
This morning when I tried to start up the system.
Zone Alarm will not load and trying to start any other program is almost impossible.

I am running Xp with SP3, I have downloaded the upgrades to fix the access to the internet problem.
How can I shut down zone alarm pro so I can get to the settings and try to get my desktop computer running again?
I can hear the disk drive being accessed and it seems that zone alarm is trying to do something but I don't know what.

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Software Version:7.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro