At every Windows-start ZoneAlarm (vsmon.exe) connects to internet withoutasking.
Windows: 98SEZoneAlarm: 6.1.744.001
The automatic update function of ZoneAlarm is disabled so this can't bethe reason. Also the antivirus update/ check function and the email checkfunction is disabled.I also disallowed the DNS/ DHCP in the advanced firewall security settingscause I read something about a bug in ZoneAlarm with DNS - but thisalso did not change it.At last I tried to put the zonelabs server addresses which are listed in amessage at the top of the General forum part in the windows hosts fileand link them to the localhost address but this also did not work.
I did not find a possibility to deactivate this behaviour nor the exact reasonwhy ZoneAlarm does that.
I thought a personal firewall is to ensure that no program can connect tointernet without asking the user - and now the firewall itself does that.
Operating System:Windows 98-SE (Second Edition)
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)