Two queries -- the first I may have fixed by following advice in another thread (resetting ZASS), the other is that the latest version of System Mechanic (9.5) tells me that both the ZA firewall and AV/AS functions are "inactive," ie, not working, although ZASS reports all systems are go. Has anyone else encountered this?

Regarding the first issue, I've reset ZASS as per instructions in a now closed thread, and have scheduled a scan to start in about an hour. I'll let the forum know what happens. (Concomitant with this, ZASS wasn't doing any automatic updates either, although it was scheduled to do so every three hours.)