upgraded to the ZoneAlarm Internet
Security Suite 8.0.298.000 (English version) from the prior version (8.0.059.000) and I have seen the exact same issue that you describe with upgrading to
ZoneAlarm Pro 8.0.298.004:
"The only annoying thing with this latest version now is that ZoneAlarm always wants to check for updates once a day and asks me to send or to not send product data to zonealarm. But the "check for updates"-option was and still is set to "manual". Setting the option to "automatic" and back to "manual" didnt help."
ZoneAlarm Tech Support 3 - 4 weeks ago and received replies but did not receive a solution.
Operating Systems: Windows XP Pro SP3 and Vista Home Premium SP1
Software Version: 8.0.298.000
Product Name: ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite