Comparing a test PC, when booted in normal mode (i.e. not Safe mode), I see a halving of the directory access speed with ZA installed compared to ZA not installed. For example, accessing the C\: Program Files\ directory tree takes about 0.270s without ZA installed, but 0.661s with ZA installed and active. This seems to be similar with both a late ZA 6.5 and with the current ZA 7.0.362.000.
I don't recall seeing this problem until a few weeks ago. Has anyone else seen anything similar? It surprises me that this problem occurs with local hard-disk access, as well as with network access.
Any switches or registry settings to tweak which might affect this? I don't see why the free ZA with no anti-virus should even be touching local disk access!
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)