Two days ago, I downloaded my updates.
Next time the computer booted up and they became effective, no 'net.
Somehow the update doesn't play well with XP and ZoneAlarm, my firewall.
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Yesterday I went in and removed the certain update from my computer as the ZA site instructed. Then I turned on ZA and the 'net was fine.
Last night, I left my computer on and went to bed. During the night, it had rebooted itself. I tried to access the 'net. Nothing.
I'm here by turning off my ZA, but not having a firewall feels like going without a condom.
What do I do?