Yesterday I installed the latest version of Zone Alarm Free Firewall (been a user of the free firewall for YEARS) on my XP os. I noticed in the evening, when I shut the machine down, that the "Z" in the system tray was missing ... odd. When I rebooted the computer this morning, it appeared and I thought maybe it was just a quirk that it was missing last night. Late this afternoon I saw it was missing again. I checked the Windows Task Manager under processes and did not see anything that looked like Zone Alarm. So I tried re-running it by clicking it's shortcut. The "Z" appeared, zlclient.exe showed up in the Windows Task Manager, and then after about 15 seconds both the entry in the Task Manager and the icon in the system tray just disappeared.
Anyone have ANY idea what might be happening?????