A Google Search delete vsmon.exe yields 55 hits showing that ZA has a serious problem for at least a year to which there is apparently no solution. ( Refer post in General Cannot close, delete,upgrade ZA ( jwild) ) If, for some unidentified reason, a file in the ZA system become corrupted then, in some cases the use of uninstall does not remove all the relevant files and a key file of the system vsmon.exe remains. If a manual delete ( or any other delete process) is tried the message "Cannot delete vsmon it is being used by another person or program. Close any
programs that might be using the file and try again". This occurs for a standalone PC and when all ZA programs and other ZA files have been removed.
In addition the problem continues when all references to ZA in the Registry have been removed. Task Manager does not list vsmon.exe as running or even loaded., Msconfig has no references to TrueVector Internet Monitor or any other ZA files.
I was considering installing Zone Alarm Pro but that is now impossible because the presence of an undeletable vsmon.exe prevents its installation. Even the free version cannot be reinstated.
There must be quite a number of PC s around with a lone vsmon.exe but I guess that their owners wouldn t be too interested in scanning through this forum as they would have a McAfee (or other) system installed.
Before I join them are there any ZA users who have found a solution to this problem left ?
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)