I was wondering if anyone else has problems with ZoneAlarm (latest version of the free program) and iTunes 7. Since I upgraded to iTunes 7 I have been experiencing stuttering or skipping music playback issues. This was ameliorated slightly with the upgrade to version 7.0.1.8, but I still was getting problems when anything CPU-intensive was going on.

Then I read an Apple support article http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302538 suggesting playing with msconfig and its selective startup facility to identify conflicting programs. When I did so (by adding in programs one by one) I discovered that the playback issues appeared to be resolved when I prevented ZoneAlarm loading. There appears to be no other issues with ZoneAlarm (i.e. it doesn't prevent iTunes accessing the internet).

So, has anyone else come across this issue?

Cheers,
Phil



Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)
Software Version:6.5