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    carini Guest

    Default Zone Alarm Huge Problem

    Not sure which forum to post this in so move it to the correct one if you want.

    But for the past 6 months, maybe longer I have been occasionally getting a BSOD with a bad_pool_caller error. It didnt really happen often enough for me to search out the cause, but recently it's been happening every time I leave torrents running and my screensaver starts up. Takes about 2-3 minutes after the screensaver starts for the BSOD to appear, sometimes it takes a few hours.

    I finally got windows debugger tools to find out the problem and it points to vsdatant.sys as the culprit, which is a zone alarm file. I uninstalled zone alarm, got rid of every registry key associated with it and tried to get rid of every bit of ZA info on my computer. I then reinstalled hoping it was just a corrupt entry or file, but no longer then 10 hours later I BSOD again with the same error and same file listed in windows debugger.

    Anyone have a fis for this or know exactly whats causing the problem with torrents and my screensaver. It can happen with utorrent or azureus running and my screensaver Electric Sheep.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re: Zone Alarm Huge Problem

    Just from a quick 'red box search' at the bottom of the page for past posts - 'bad pool callers' - intensive - http://forums.zonealarm.com/zonelabs...ssage.id=39156 and red box search - http://forums.zonealarm.com/zonelabs...ad+pool+caller<hr>azureus - http://forums.zonealarm.org/zonelabs...ssage.id=17070
    and red box
    search -
    http://forums.zonealarm.org/zonelabs...&amp;q=azureus<hr>From the red search box URL's
    I have provided - search around see what others have posted.

    Utorrent and azureus are particular programs that need 'server access' and three green bars [ but you have ZA 7x Free - which doesn't cutomize as well / nor
    does it provide the advanced ZA firewall security
    as well as the 'paid' versions { I may suggest getting any of the paid ZA firewalls - ZA Anti-spyware }
    -
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...st2_comparison ]<hr>You have ZA 7x Free XP (only) - unfortunately, it comes with a
    phamtom non-functioning 'hidden' ZA Suite - which includes a Kaspersky anti-virus that is 'suppose' to be &quot;in-active&quot; = but may interfere with your present running anti-virus and other functions. This may be a factor - I'm not sure. See - http://forums.zonealarm.org/zonelabs...d=71835#M71835
    .<hr>B-)NaiveMelody NYC 9-4-07 - Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

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    carini Guest

    Default Re: Zone Alarm Huge Problem

    I have just uninstalled ZA. Using **bleep** in xp, ZA in vista.

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