Hello everyone, new poster here. I have recently ran into what seems to be one of the odder problems I have run across but maybe someone here has seen it. Anyways, the problem is this:
Computer runs normally when I boot up, ZA starts normally on boot.
If I close ZA (I was trying to debug my FTP client - easier to see if ZA is causing it if I shut it down), I lose complete access to my computer. If I attempt to open any program, even as mundane as notepad, I get the following message:
"windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"
At this point, I cant even shut down windows so I have to hard reboot. However, my computer loads up and operates normally until I turn off ZA. Obviously, one would assume a trojan or something of the like, but I have Norton and McAffe running and I have run a couple of online trojan/virus detectors to no avail. Anyone have any advice?
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)