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    Hi, I'm using xpsp3 and am having problems with zafree. It won't load at start up and is using up the virtual memory causing pc to really slow down. I tried to uninstall but can't because it says other progams are using true vector. I have no idea what the other programs are. Thanks for any help you can give.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>ChasteCat wrote:
    Hi, I'm using xpsp3 and am having problems with zafree. It won't load at start up and is using up the virtual memory causing pc to really slow down. I tried to uninstall but can't because it says other progams are using true vector. I have no idea what the other programs are. Thanks for any help you can give.

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    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Here is a List of the Most common User problems..a.) The first thing a Hacker, Trojan or Virus tries to do if they infect your computer or gain access to your Computer, thru an Email Attachment or pop-up on a Website or user over-ridding the Security alerts by the firewall, is to shutdown, any Firewall, AV/AS.. That is why some users have problems updating ZoneAlarm or any other security program..vsmon.exe/TrueVector is the first thing that loads when your computer starts to boot up, the ZA tray Icon is just a Icon that loads later in the Boot-up process..and TrueVector /vsmon.exe is the last thing to shutdown when your computer shuts down to insure that your computer is always protected..That is why " if Load ZoneAlarm on startup in not Un-checked" and computer Rebooted, Truevector will stay in Memory and will not be removed during Install or Upgrade, in fact the install may fail because Truevector in an attempt to protect your computer will think that the New Install attempt to install a new version of Truevector may be a Hacker Attempting to shut down Truevector..That is why it is very Important to use the Un-Check "Start ZA on Startup" method so that a New Upgrade Copy of TrueVector/vsmon.exe can be installed..b.) some Computer Users thinkhttp://s118.photobucket.com/albums/o...2/th_1what.gif that if one Firewall and anti-Virus is good, two or three different ones running at the same time must be better? http://s118.photobucket.com/albums/o.../th_1mad-1.gif------------------------Here is another Forum Link to read about ZAFree..http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=34772
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    Thanks for the help. I was able to do a clean uninstall after finding the solution farther back in the forum messages. One question, does this mean the pc was attacked or did zafree just screw up? I reinstalled zafree and everything seems fine now. When pc was slow I was not able to update AVG free but ran it anyway, it found nothing. I also ran Spybot S&amp;D and it found nothing either. Thanks for any info you can give me.

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    ZAFree is just a Basic Firewall, without Anti-Virus/Anti_Spyware builtin..The Firewall Feature, Blocks Unwanted Access to your Computer from the Internet.. and Once Infected, The Firewall will Block unauthorized Outgoing Attempts to send Spam or Viruses to other Computers..However, The Firewall protection is ONLY as Good as the Safety Practices of the Computer owner..1.) if you click on Email Attachments, or Click on Pop-ups on web-pages offering a Free Laptop or free Music or a chance to get rich..You have Efectively owver ridden the Protection offered by the Firewall..2.( for the most part if you let the firewall do it's job, and read every security alert and are Carefull where you Surf on the internet.. and keep both Windows and your AV/AS programs up to date.. You should be safe..
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