I just this week started having problems with my Zone Alarm anti virus.
I renewed my subscription, and updated my software.
Now, every time I run
virus scan, I have security alerts pop up, one after another, hundreds of them, reporting suspicious activity from my Zone Alarm software, because it is "accessing" the files it's scanning.
I can't get any work done, I can't get to the Zone Alarm program to stop the scan because every time I close one alert window, another one pops up.
I spent and hour and forty five minutes clicking these windows on Thursday before the scan got past the windows folders, and stopped giving me so many of these messages so I could scan my whole machine to make sure this wasn't virus activity.
No viruses found, but the automatic scan started today, and after 20 minutes of clicking, trying to get a clear enough window to open Zone Alarm to stop the scan, I had to press and hold the power button to force the computer to shut down so I could get some computer functionality back.
I tried to turn off alerts in the preferences, but it says that programs will give you an alert no matter what, so I'm SOL.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
Virus software that forces you to sit at your machine clicking your mouse obsessively for almost two hours is not a useful program for me.
I've used Zone Alarm for as long as I can remember, on various machines, and was happy with it.
Now, I need to fix this or get it off my machine.
I'd hate to waste the thirty bucks I spent just the other week, but this is untenable.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Antivirus