I can sort of see why it would do this, but it's still not okay:

I let the distributed.net client use my excess processing power to work on stuff. Which was fine until a recent update on ZoneAlarm. Now ZA kills it as soon as it starts to run, and doesn't even give me a message except for the first time. When I look in the applications set, it is set to Kill, but changing it to other permissions doesn't seem to have any effect.

The Program Control message I get when it kills it in the first place is: "dnetc.exe is a malicious program and was prevented from running on your computer".

I have seen a couple of other threads about problems similar to this (particularly the blocked print spooler thread), but in this case there might be the added complication that Dnet does use a lot of processing resources, and there are other programs pretending to be the Dnet client that are malicious. I have checked the file several times, and it is clean, but I can't get ZA to stop killing it.

What do I do, other than maybe try another distributed computing client?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Antivirus