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    soulspeakspring Guest

    Default zone alarm constantly scanning anti virus and spyware

    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:8.0.059.000
    TrueVector version:8.0.059.000
    Driver version:8.0.059.000
    Anti-virus engine version:6.0.2.678
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:964517094
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.202.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200811.4925
    AntiSpam version:5.0.61.9957

    i'm windiws xp and have ben using zone alarm or 2 years. i put it on my new laptop and it is constnatly scanning even though I have scans set6 fro weekly.

    any suggestions

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:8.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: zone alarm constantly scanning anti virus and spyware

    Hi!sounds like your ZA settings are corrupted have you tried to reset them?1.) Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys together
    2.) Right click on the ZA icon near your clock
    3.) Choose 'Reset' from the box that comes up
    4.) Choose Yes on the Reset Settings dialog box
    5.) When prompted, choose OK to restart your system
    6.) Follow the on screen configuration prompts after rebootIf the above fails remove and reinstall, see here:http://www2.nohold.net/noHoldCust542...n_install.htmlDownload the latest version from here:www.zonealarm.com/zasuitedownload/Cheers,Fax

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    tonyeric Guest

    Default Re: zone alarm constantly scanning anti virus and spyware

    I have followed these instructions exactly - they worked for about three hours. And then a system freeze as described below.
    So then I re-installed ZA from scratch as an Update.
    Some time later the ZA Icon was seen to be scanning - and the laptop became slow
    Opening the ZA scan screen showed that ZA had stuck at the point of running the Spyscan - and was registering that it had started some hours before and scanned nothing
    Trying to Cancel the scan achieves nothing - until after two or three goes it freezes the laptop altogether.
    This has been the pattern for several days, ever since the last update of ZA.

    The laptop is an XP Home Toshiba with the latest version of ZA.
    This is obviously a bug - it has not happened before.
    It is not happening, thank goodness so far, on my base machine, an XP Pro environment.

    I need my computers to run my business - not to spend hours to do your troubleshooting for you.
    Please fix as soon as possible.

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    Default Re: zone alarm constantly scanning anti virus and spyware

    Hi!please do not hijack other users thread, open yours describing your problem.The issue in your case is a ZA corrupted install, updating will not resolved the problem.Please see below a complete removal instruction including a checking of your system.Remove ZA from add/remove programs then:01.) Restart your computer
    02.) When you see the screen go black and it starts booting back up keep
    tapping the "F8" key (at the top of your keyboard)
    03.) This should bring up a menu. Choose Safe Mode off the menu by
    using the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Safe Mode and press
    Enter
    04.) If you get a message asking to go to Safe Mode, choose Yes. If you
    get a help and support window, close this.
    05.) Once you are at the desktop, Click Start, My Computer
    06.) Click Tools, Folder Options, View Tab
    07.) Place a dot next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
    08.) Remove the check from "Hide Protected Operating System Files
    (Recommended)"
    09.) Choose Yes to the warning
    10.) Click OK
    11.) Double click C:

    Note: In the future steps if you do not see any files or folders, please click
    the "Show Files" link to view them.

    12.) Double Click the Program Files Folder
    13.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs -
    > ZoneAlarm folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as
    possible.

    14.) Close this window
    15.) Click Start, My Computer
    16.) Double Click the C:
    17.) Double Click the Windows Folder (It may also be WinNT)
    18.) Right Click the Internet Logs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes
    19.) Double Click the System32 Folder
    20.) Right Click the Zone Labs Folder, click Delete, and choose Yes

    NOTE: If you cannot delete the entire folder, please open the Zone Labs
    folder and delete out as many of the files listed here as possible.

    21.) Locate and delete the following files in the System32 folder if they are
    present:

    - vsconfig.xml
    - vsxml.dll
    - vsregexp.dll
    - vsdata.dll
    - vsdata95.vxd
    - vsdatant.sys
    - vsmonapi.dll
    - vspubapi.dll
    - vsinit.dll
    - vsutil.dll
    - vswmi.dll
    - zlcommdb.dll
    - zlcomm.dll
    - z llictbl.dat
    - zpeng24.dll

    22.) Clear your Temp Directory per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type %temp% and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    23.) Clear the Prefetch folder per the instructions below.

    - Go to Start -> Run
    - Type Prefetch and click OK
    - Select all of these files and delete them

    24.) Remove the following registry entries by going to Start -> Run and
    typing in regedit. Use the folders on the left side of the window to navigate
    to the specified directories.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Zone Labs
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsmon
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\vsdatant

    *Important Advisory: Deleting registry entries incorrectly may cause
    serious problems to your operating system, which may necessitate the
    need to reinstall it. Please make sure you are able to perform these
    deletions correctly before you decide to edit the entries. If you are not
    sure, you should seek help from someone who is familiar with editing the
    registry.

    For information about how to edit the registry in Windows, from your
    desktop, click Start >> Run >> and type regedit. Click on Help >> Help
    Topics. Under the Contents tab, click Change Keys and Values (this may
    be found under the How to... section).

    Also, you should always make a backup of the registry before editing it.
    You can find this in the same section of the Help files.

    25.) Close this window, then empty your recycle bin.
    26.) Restart the computer.
    27.) Check the system for malware. Check with MBAM and SuperAntispyware. See links here:http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...essage.id=378728.) ZA does not play nice with many other security tools. They may block its correct functioning including updates. For example, spyware doctor, spysweeper, trojan hunter, win patrol, PCtools Threat Fire, Mcafee, Norton, Symantec, Adaware, SpybotS&D,and manyothers. If you want to troubleshoot issues with ZA please remove these tools (not enough to disable) and install back (if you really need) only after you see your ZASS is working as it should.29. Clean your system and registry with ccleaner.comhttp://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds/downloadbinslim30. Re-download the ZA installerwww.zonealarm.com/zasuitedownload/ 31. Install with default settings do NOT alter them. After re-boot go to ZA antivirus/antispyware and 'Update Now'. Dp NOT turn ON the ZA privacy feature.Cheers,Fax

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