Last night, September 25, 2009, the Windows Security Alert icon appeared in the system tray of my Vista SP1 system. When I double click, the dialog tells me (1) my firewall is off and (2)I need to check settings on my malware protection. Under firewall, it says "Windows Firewall is turned off." Under malware is says, Zonealarmj is reporting in an unrecognized format. I can find a reference to (2) in these forums. I find nothing about the (1).
The Zonealarm icon is also in the tray. When I bring Zonealarm up, it tells me everything is fine. As far as I can tell, it's a bogus warning from Windows.
I have ZoneAlarm Security Suite version 8.0.298.035.
I repeat that this just popped up yesterday, September 25, 2009.