How do I update ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware? Updated September 30, 2017 09:58 ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware does not use a database/definition updates to protect your PC like traditional Antivirus does. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is always running and always monitoring and protecting your PC for any signs of a Ransomware attack when you PC is powered on. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware advanced behavioral analysis is always on the watch for Ransomware attacks. Updates to the application happen automatically and silently in the background when your PC has been running and connected to the internet without interruption for 1-2 hours. There is not option to control the frequency or manually check for an application update. In Windows 7 there will be no notifications of an update having occurred except for the version of the software will change. In Windows 10 there will be a notification from the operating system that 'ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is up to date' that will appear in the lower left of the screen and the version of the software will change.