I just noticed that when I clear the virtual data, if I open an IE
browser before FF is finished with the "clearing" operation, the browser opens without the FF bar and without the "glow."
In other words, it "appears" that an unprotected browser is opened instead of a protected one, which seems like a potentially serious issue if you were to incorrectly assume that the browser was protected.
In other words, there
appears to be a bug during a "clear virtual data" operation where either 1) a newly opened
browser window is not being protected by FF, or 2)
the graphical FF indicators are not correctly displaying.
Is there any way to tell if
an IE browser is still protected even if the graphical indications do not indicate that it is, or should I just assume that this is an unprotected browser?
Since it can take quite
a while for the clear operation to finish, there is a good chance that people will open a browser in this situation.
On a 3Gig Core 2 Duo the clear operation can take over a minute after only
a few days of browsing.
Once the clear operation is finished (indicated by the hard drive access light stopping), a new browser window correctly opens with FF bar and glow.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Extreme Security