I just re-loaded my Windows XP SP2, and have all the updates and was using the free version of Zone Alarm both before the re-load and after the reload. Before the reload I didn't have the problem. After the reload the problem popped up. But my computer doesn't go into stand by mode I disabled that. My problem happens when I leave the computer alone for a few hours or over night...I have no internet access with my internet browsers both IE 7 and Mozilla Firefox. I use MS Outlook and it can send and receive emails and my messenger program seems to work too. All the while my internet browsers can't access the internet.
I have checked the settings in Zone Alarm - same as you did and no change.
So, if anyone has any ideas please help us.
Sometimes when I come out of Standby my Internet will not connect. The problem is Zone Alarm. I have Zone Alarm Pro, and when this occurs - I can shut ZA down and my internet works fine right away. I can go open ZA back up and it works fine. It's just sometimes when coming out of Standby ZA seems to "lock" my internet. The internet lock etc is not enabled. Shutting it down, and reopening ZA does the trick. Anyone know exactly why ZA is doing this? It's not that big of a problem, it's just annoying have to close and reopen ZA so that my net will work under "protection."