A couple of days ago performing a routine reboot (XP Pro) it took 15 minutes for the PC to come up. Many of the normal processes did not start. The PC has remained this way until today. Two other PC's joined this syndrome and full system scans with McAfee and **bleep** came up clean.
I installed a fresh OS on a new drive on one of the PC's and all looked OK for a while. One of the first things I always install is Zonealarm (free). During one of the routine reboots while installing software the new OS started doing the same thing. Disabling and then re-enabling all the non-MS services and startup programs the only one that had a problem was True Internet Vector. It would not re-enable but the PC now booted normally. I removed Zonealarm from the other two PC's and they too are now booting normally.
I find it unbelievable that Checkpoint has a virus or rootkit in their ZA software but my PC's are now functioning properly. Has anyone else experienced this and is there an infected True Internet vector module??? Very scary.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)