ZAP 7.0.337.000 Win XP Home. Everything up to date.
Bootup, 'Connection to' ISP Fine no problem.
Open browser - Opera, FireFox or IE-7 - Vsmon 'hogs' the cpu to 100% for over 40 secs, then 'home' web site/page loads up with no problems thereafter - until reboot, when the situation repeats.
Clean install as per instructions hereabouts - all traces of ZAP removed - reinstalled - so many times the HDD must be sparkling by now - or worn out!
Obtained excellent freeby prog' from (M$)Sysinternals 'Process Monitor' ... Watched Vsmon during it's frenzied period, It spent almost the whole 40'odd secs opening and closing the spyware data file, Spyware.dat
VSMON monitored during initial web access with browser.
Total events 252691
Time 44.28 secs
Or was Vsmon, unsuccessfully attempting to access the .dat file?
I do run Windows Defender and Norton SystemWorks 2005 So there may be a conflict, but not with ZAP 6, that I noticed.
From within ZAP I switched off the AntiSpyware auto update, then the AntiSpyware itself... I'll leave that business to Wind' Defender.
Reboot .. problem remains.. reboot again - same.
=============== My eventual Solution.
ZAP AntiSpyware off.
Shutdown computer, reboot into safe mode,
At C:\Windows\Internet Logs\
Deleted tvDebug.log .... A normal cleanup operation for me, this file grows endlessly... My action probably had no effect on end result below.
RENamed 'Spyware.dat' and 'Spyware0.dat' to xpyware.dat and zpyware.dat - names not important... efectively disguised them.
Reboot to normal mode, connect to web, open any of my browsers, almost instantly at home page, vsmon running quietly - as it should do !
Reboot test - ok several times .. All is fine.
So why, after switching off ZAP AntiSpyware, would Vsmon need to access Spyware.dat?
Message Edited by pipme on 06-25-200706:25 PM
Message Edited by pipme on 08-08-2007 03:36 PM