After recently updating to Zone Alarm Free Firewall ver 101.065.000 (following a pop up that came up by ZA saying that it was out of date), I can't get the ZA console to start/load. If I look at processes running, I can see 'forcefield.exe" but can't see anything like "zclient" or "zonelabs" so I'm not sure if ZA is running in the background (it doesn't say so if I look at the security section in control panel). As a precaution I am just running Windows Firewall.
The icon in the system tray says ".. initialising" for a second or two when I hover over it but then it disappears. When I try to start ZA from the Windows programs menu, I get the normal Windows timer (in progress) icon for a few seconds and then it disappears with nothing started.
I am also running AVG Anti-virus Free Edition 2012 and have seen previous posts about potential conflicts with the anti-virus software (also some previous posts about "UI initialising" problems. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.
I have un-installed ZA and re-downloaded and re-installed it with no luck. I also downloaded and ran the ZA clean tool and then re-installed ZA .... all with no success. Any suggestions ?