I've been running ZA Pro 7.0.302.000 on a Windows XP Pro system for about the past year, and everything seems to be working fairly smoothly. At one point, however, in trying to figure out why a process called vsmon was showing up in the Task Manager and hitting pretty heavy on the memory and CPU, I checked for vsmon files on my computer using the Windows Search Assistant. I've since found a fix for the CPU issue, but have been wondering about a couple of files that turned up in the search:
C:\Windows\System32\vsmonapi.dll.chode and C:\Windows\System32\Zone Labs\vsmon.exe.chode
There doesn't seem to be any info on these in the process library websites I've checked.
Last winter, when I started working on security issues here, I found an older, apparently disabled version of Zone Alarm on the computer. I did try to follow the instructions from the forum to remove all traces of old versions of ZA before installing a new ZA firewall, but maybe I missed these files. They show a 2004 date created, while my other vsmon files are dated 2006 or 2007. None of the other security software I've got installed (AVG 7.5 Free, Spybot, AdAware SE and Webroot Spysweeper) detects the files as malware though.
So, does anyone know what these files are? Otherwise, I'm going to try to put them in a zipped folder and send them to Zone Alarm. I'd like to get this figured out before I install the next version. Thanks!