OS: WindowsXP Pro
Zone Labs Pro (automatic updates are on)
ZoneAlarm Pro version:6.1.737.000
Anti-spyware engine version:18.104.22.168
Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200601.218
I've had this problem for quite a while. It doesn't happen all the time, but enough for me to know why my computer has ground to a halt before any tell tale signs appear.
The most recent example is I clicked on a programs "Browse" button to find a file. Nothing happens and my computer won't respond to any mouse clicks, the cursor doesn't change although it continues to move as I move the mouse. In a minute or two, the warning alert appears above the task bar indicating that the program I was working in was trying to access Windows Explorer.....etc. I try to click on "Allow" but the cursor is now way behind my mouse movements. Eventually I am able to land on "Allow", and I click. Nothing happens. In another minute or two, the log jam breaks and my computer is back to its old self again. (It's a 2G+ Dell dimension which I maintain as best I can. I use various registry cleaners and cleanup programs to keep things running smoothly. My start ups and shut downs are flawless and very quick.)
I looked through some of the message boards but haven't seen anyone with a similar problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro