ZASS for Vista really bogged down my computer!
I'd installed the Vista version as soon as I got my new machine started up in July...fresh out of the box, without loading up any of the 'pre-installed' AV/Firewall software (Norton).
From the get go, it was a little slow to startup and VERY slow to shutdown (I'd loaded a pre-release Vista on a different machine, before ZASS was ready, and it started up and shut down quite quickly).
I finally got fed up with the whole matter when I timed some re-starts and they were taking 25 minutes!!!!!
Yesterday, I un-installed ZASS as a test, relying on only the Windows built-in firewall .
Well, I don't feel very safe, but I timed a re-start, and it took about 30 seconds after I told it to re-start until it shut-down and began a re-start!
Obviously there is something wrong with A)ZASS or B)my machine!
Based on the many posts I see in here of others having slowdown issues (although I didn't see any with a 25 minute shut-down time), I don't think that the problem is just with my machine, but with something very sensitive in ZASS!
I'm going to try and locate and remove any possible traces of Norton and/or Symantec on the computer and re-install ZASS again (I really don't feel comfortable relying on the Windows' firewall).
What I really want to see is an update from ZoneAlarm that addresses this issue...does anyone know when/if an update is in the works?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite