alright, while an update was going on my father had accidentally closed it somehow disabling the antivirus and not being able to have it on.
well i decided to reinstall zonealarm everything ended up fine except now the antivirus and spyware scan is now one. (not a problem just odd) and the privacy tab is missing.... totally. and its preventing sites from loading properly or allowing pop ups.
ZA suite version 9.0.083.000
true vector 9.0.083.000
anti-virus/anti-spyware version 126.96.36.199.
not sure if you need any more info than that....