Here I want to point out a few things I've noticed with ZASS 8. I had installed ZASS 80_020 on two IBM T43p XP Pro Sp3 machines. Installing was a nightmare, since the update from ZASS 7.0.483 crashed on both machines - XP ran only in safe mode after that. So I completely removed the program by manual install (thanks to the instructions in this forum). Then I installed ZASS 8 again. This time it run without wrecking the system. However, I observed the following things:
- the greatly longer shutdown time on both machines (I know this is a known issue)
- waking from standby (sleep), both machines took minutes until they displayed the XP login page, and then again minutes until the password of a selected user could be entered. This might be related to the shutdown delay.
- on one of the two machines, I noticed the following: After user login, the HD activity LED shows constant disk access (it's flickering, but mostly green). At the same time, process explorer shows a mostly idle system. The system is almost completely unresponsive (opening a browser window may take minutes). When Zonealarm is manually shut down, the activity ceases and the system becomes responsive again. Interestingly, directly after vsmon quits, one of two microsoft automatic update processes I see in process explorer also quits. When ZASS is turned on afterwards, everything is fine. Could this be a conflict between ZASS and Microsoft automatic update?
Now I'm back to version 7 and waiting for a working update.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite