I have a centrino 1.6Ghz 512MB 30GB HDD and ever since I went from 5.0 to 6.0 and 6.1 with ZASS, I have experienced low performance; and in different ways.

1. Startups take forever; i could comfortably say that my laptop works for 1-2 minutes straight before any of my taskbar items load.

2. Programs take time to activate when i click their icons to open them.

3. The vsmon.exe process can go from a comfortable 12MB to a system crippling 40MB. OK, it isnt as bad as some ive heard (250MB) but it is enough to cripple my system from the time of loading into windows.

I have gone through a majority of the cases and have done virtually all that has been advised; clean uninstall, file deletions, antivirus and mailsafe turned off and component control off, however these dont make any difference to performance.

How can you tell how much VM is being used?

I am really in desperate need here!

Surely 512MB is enough - but not so for someone else that i read about; even 1GB!!!! I am dumbstruck!!

ZA is just like Symantec - it is a safe and reliable program but it tends to **bleep** the life out of so many computers

Many thanks.

Christian

Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Software Version:6.1