First of all, I downloaded ZA from an 'old versions' site and chose 5.5.094 which I had used for quite some time in the past and it was free. So I thought it was free & ok to choose that one as none of them said 'pro'. When the install went thro' it turned out to be ZA pro 5.5.094 and a 15 day trial.
Don't think I can upgrade to the latest version as it won't support Win. ME.

How & where can I get the setup installer for version 5.5.094 free??

That little blinking thing - it is not the red and green bars you see showing activity, it is like a little red beacon that blinks on the right side of the ZA icon. Hope I have explained this ok.

I went to prog. ctrl and moved the slider to 'lo' and these are the responses to the update request.

Spywareblaster - "cannot establish a connection to download"

Spybot - "Error retrieving update info file.

ClamWin - ClamAV update process started at Sat Aug 02 01:00:16 2008
WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode.
Reading CVD header (main.cvd): ERROR: Can't get information about Host not found
WARNING: Can't read main.cvd header from (IP: )
Giving up on
Update failed. Your network may be down or none of the mirrors listed in freshclam.conf is working.

Zenobia: Sorry, I don't understand 'get the updates manually'. In spybot, I click 'check for updates' - is this not checking manually?

Would dearly love to resolve this mess as I will be going away on Monday.
Thanks loads.