In fact, it usually never completes. I have to restart my computer and hope it doesn't automatically start again right away. Resetting ZoneAlarm has not helped. Pushing the Cancel button on the View Updates Screen does nothing. It makes it impossible to use my computer. It's been doing this for a couple of weeks.
I am running an XP machine and my ZoneAlarm is:
Zone Alarm Extreme Security version 9.3.014.000
TrueVector Security Engine version 9.3.014.000
Driver Version 9.1.522.000
Anti-virus/Anti-spyware engine version 126.96.36.199, DAT file version 1025455648
AntiSpam version 188.8.131.523
ZoneAlarm Browser Security 184.108.40.206