Today 2 Sept. 2009 I had the familiar pop-up alert when a new version of ZoneAlarm is available. So I went ahead with the update (I have 6 months left on my subscription).
But the update was unsuccessful in two ways:
1) The update ended prematurely.
"Error: Setup is unable to shut down the TrueVector service. Install cannot continue without shutting down the TrueVector service."
2) The update offered was zapSetup_80_400_020_en.exe -- Why would the update service offer me a file from last summer, when the newest version is zapSetup_90_114_000_en.exe?
Now not even the newest version will not install. And ZoneAlarm will not load. Even the Windows Firewall (that usually starst before ZoneAlarm) will not run untill 1-2 minutes after reboot.