WIN2K PRO 5.00.2195 SP4
I had severe problems with 7.0.462.000. Uninstalled and went back to 7.0.408.000 but the problems are now even worse. Idle with no scans active scanningprocess.exe would sometimes be at 100% CPU usage. Frequently external hard disk activity light comes on continuous and locks system up with constant access to external HD! This happens at random times and lasts several minutes until HD access stops. Most annoying of all is during startup. As soon as Win2k logon dialog appears drive activity light on external HD comes on continuous and completely locks system up. Hour glass appears over logon dialog and can't even logon! I've isolated the problem to ZAAV. If I turn off AV problem disappears. That is when I can finally get to ZACC with vsmon.exe or scanningprocess.exe at nearly 100% CPU usage!
Update doesn't work either. Randomly every hour or so ZA updating icon appears on task bar and same problem with excessive HD access occurs slowing down system. **bleep**?
What's the point of AV if ZA ACTS like a virus and locks up my system so I can't use it? I've wasted the better part of 2 days fighting this problem. I'm keeping AV turned off and will install a separate AV app until ZA gets the bugs worked out, one that really works and doesn't take over my system!
Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Antivirus