It sounds like you are running the newest ZoneAlarm 5 updated version. There have been a few problems with that program when it is installed AFTER your current antivirus, and that includes Norton and McAfee. Although there are no guarantees, the problem can frequently be fixed by uninstalling the antivirus program, then reinstall it so ZoneAlarm can "recognize" it correctly.
Hope this helps.
Is anyone else having this problem. I have my computer set to automatically update Norton. It will do so when I boot up the computer, but Zone Alarm will give me an error message telling me my AntiVirus software is out of date or has expired. If I go to Live update and try that, it fails and says I should try again later or reinstall LiveUpdate. I am very confused!