I recently setup my laptop to use a new hard drive, with a new installation of Windows XP Home. I am now getting msimn.exe taking up 95-99% of the CPU while running Outlook Express. This is "started" when ZoneAlarm does its junk mail scan and just after that point, so I suspect some link between the two of them. I have tried to eliminate Windows Messenger, but that didn't solve the problem as msimn.exe keeps coming up even if Windows Messenger isn't loaded.I am not positive this is related to Zone Alarm, but it sure seems like it. Has anyone else seen this?It also seems to mess up connectivity to my local network, as drives on those machines are no longer accessible. I can't ping other local machines, nor can they ping me, even though all can ping the router/gateway in front of my DSL connection.Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.=====I just ran some tests without ZA's junk mail scanning. It did not slow down in that case.====Brad

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Software Version:6.0

Message Edited by rbandrews on 12-08-2005 01:50 PM