I've just had enough courage to do a clean uninstall of ZAISS 8.0.400.020 and to install 9.0.083.000 instead. All went well, so no complaints so far.
While checking one thing and another I've just noticed a "ZoneAlarm Diagnostics Tool" shortcut. I'm afraid I haven't the faintest clue what this is all about. So I'd appreciate it if someone would shed some light into my darkness.
Thanks in advance for both your precious time and contribution.
Windows XP Professional SP3
ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:9.0.083.000
Anti-virus engine version:184.108.40.206
Anti-virus signature DAT file version:992568064