Now that I converted from Norton 360 to Zonealarm, Vista Media Center can no longer
download the latest program guide.
In order to completely remove Norton 360 I had to reformat my hard drive.
I reinstalled Vista, SP1, and all of the windows updates, configured Media Center which includes a download of the current guide listings, then and only then did I install the latest Zonealarm Security Suite (yes, purchased and registered).
Now when Vista Media Center tries to go out and download the current listings, it hangs in the program tray as "Downloading Program Guide data, 0 percent complete".
I've added/updated numerous
\ehome\*.* and \system32 entities that I've found to the ZA Program Control section as Super in the trust level, and checked all five columns as "allowed", but there must be something else missing.
A URL to the trusted zone?
Here's what I have in my program control as "Super Trusted".
\ehome\ehshell.exe\ehome\ehmsas.exe\ehome\etray.ex e\system32\mfpmp.exe\ehome\ehrec.exe\ehome\ehrecvr .exe\ehome\ehsched.exe\ehome\mcupdate.exe\ehome\eh vid.exe
By the way, the reason I think I need to add a URL to the trusted zone was because that was the only way I could get the WindowsUpdate to work, was to add update.microsoft.com and download.windowsupdate.com to the trusted zone. Don't know why I should, but I needed to do that.
I did confirm.
I uninstalled ZoneAlarm (disable didn't cut it) and was able to download the program guide updates, so this is most certainly a ZoneAlarm issue, nothing else.
Poking around, this might be a common problem, but one I've been unable to solve.
Windows Vista Ultimate
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Message Edited by MWWhitby on 07-06-2008 11:35 AM