Just thought I'd share this. I downloaded my free copy of ZA from my Pipex control panel (it's part of the ISP bundle). Installed it and it worked fine. I then noticed that ZA said there was a newer version so I followed the instructions and performed an upgrade. Result, BSOD everytime I reboot my laptop!!! Not good. My laptop has run solidly for over a year without a single incidence of a BSOD, I place this App on it and it was trashed with 3 minutes. Incredibly frustrating to say the least.
Fortunately I've managed to eradicate ZA
my laptop. FYI, it was blue screening during my windows log in (which suddenly became incredibly long). Anyway (after about
4 BSOD's), the
delay during the log-in worked to my advantage because I managed to quickly select the uninstall option and got rid of this before I blue-screened.
Not really interested in a followup, the App didn't work for me and really failed in the worst possible
way (thus end'th the lesson on the pitfalls writing
kernel mode software!!!!). It's a shame cause I used this app way back in the old Win2K days. It may be caused by incompatibilities with other software I have on my machine (I'm a developer so I've got stuff your average Joe might not have), but at the end of the day my laptop has run fine for over a year and ZA comes along and suddenly I get all of this hassle (coincidence??).
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Antivirus