When I upgraded my ZoneAlarm to the initial release of version 9. I noticed that the Firewall Log was no longer updating. It was always blank. ZoneAlarm tech support blamed it on my Internet Service Provider, but they were not the ones who changed, I had the same ISP before the updates quit. Never got a resolution on the issue.
Then, in a subsequent update the Programs Log quit updating. Didn't bother talking to ZA Tech support, they would only give me the same excuses. I just lived with it.
Now with this last update, everything previously is still broken and the Automatic Anti-virus Update has quit working. I now have to wait for Windows to tell me that my Anti-Virus listings are out of date. Then I have to manually open ZoneAlarm and select "Update Now" to get the latest virus information.
With only a little over a month to go on my subscription I think it may be time to switch to a different firewall program. I have used ZoneAlarm for a lot of years, but if it is falling apart, I think it is time for a change.