Vista Home Premium and Zonealarm Extreme Security in use. Firefox is my chosen browser.
After I installed Zonealarm Extreme for Vista (rotten name btw) I switched to Firefox from IE. A couple weeks after that, my Firefox started malfunctioning. It would stop running but when shut down, would not be able to start back up with a message that Firefox was already running and a reboot was required! And I thought program isolation was one of the few Vista strengths. Also and more importantly, always, and I do mean ALWAYS, when I do perform the reboot, the reboot hangs until I get the message the "ISWMGR.exe and Forcefield are not allowing Vista to shut down. Do I want to continue the shutdown anyway?" Not exactly the words but close enough.
I followed the advice from NaiveMelody at
by clearing the Virtual Data. But that clears out ALL my browser settings and seems to have no impact. Not doing that again.
So I changed my Zonealarm settings back to Learning Mode. That seemed to stop the problem, until learning mode was complete and full security was re-enabled. Instant Fail, Firefox goes back to it's bad behavior.
The other suggested actions seem to have no impact.
This has gone on thru a couple of iterations of Firefox and Zonealarm. I am beginning to suspect that I just need to give up on Zonealarm or Firefox and Zonealarm is losing.
I appreciate any advice.
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Extreme Security