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, 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?


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