When I have been browsing the internet whilst using the free version of the Zonealarm firewall, everything would be fine for a certain period of time, until pages would decide not to load. This has happened on both Firefox (3.0.1) and Internet Explorer 7. When the 'Web-hang' happens with firefox, it completely hangs the browser. I can use all the menu options and stuff, but no pages will load. When i come to close firefox, the process is still running within Task Manager, and even with trying to manually end the process, it didnt stop it. With IE7, i just have to exit out of whatever i am doing and reboot it. When Firefox stalls like this, I takes ages to shutdown the machine with that process still goin on (upwards of 5 mins)
I recently reformatted the laptop and loaded everything back on one by one to located the problem, which i now think lies with Zonealarm's free firewall (version 71_254_000). I have set the permissions correctly (setting all browsers to 'Allow'). Does anyone have any idea of whats going on?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)