Dell XPS 720H2C 4 GB RAMWindows XP Pro (SP3 only recently installed)ZoneAlarm Free 7.0.420.000
My system has been erratic of late. Besides Service Pack 3, Nero Essentials 7.0 has recently been installed. I suspected Neros media file indexing service to be a major culprit, so I deactivated it. I can now shut down XP without having to use the power button (I hate doing that), but some erratic behaviour remains.
After perhaps 2 hours on the Net, I notice that a tab labelled "ZoneAlarm Security Alert" has appeared on the taskbar. Clicking on it (left or right) has no effect - it appears to be empty. Checking the ZoneAlarm Control Centre showed nothing unusual.
Next, I find that pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del no longer brings up the Task Manager. When I restart XP, I am told that btdna.exe (a component of BitTorrent)
is no longer responding. The shutdown process which follows is maybe 5 times longer than usual.
Anybody know what is happening ? Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)