I have SP2/XP and I am currently using the Security Suite 7.0. I noticed that since July, when I log off and log back on from the Welcome window in Windows, sometimes the ZA icon in the systray doesn't return. When I go into MS Outlook, the program loads, that scans the email. If I go into programs and try to manually execute the program, it doesn't work. I'm not sure if ZA is working, but the icon is not there. So, to workaround this, I restart and the icon reappears. Does anyone know why this happens?> It's actually driving me crazy. I find that there is a parallel between this happening and when the zlcient.exe program doesn't shut down properly. Any connection?

Also: my subscription with ZA7 will be expiring at the end of this month. I've heard some problems, already, with version 8. Should I uninstall the Version 7 and install the new version 8 as a new install, or is it better to just install as an upgrade?

Thanx, guys!

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