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    saltopanga Guest

    Default Zone Alarm - Firefox - Downloading

    Hi People,

    This is my first post and this is my current version.

    ZoneAlarm Pro version:6.5.737.000
    TrueVector version:6.5.737.000
    Driver version:6.5.737.000

    When I download a video or any file in Firefox my PC cpu usage shoots up to 100% until the file is finished downloading. If the file is a graphic it is pretty quick to download or if it's a 50 meg video file it takes about a minute maybe.

    During the download EVERYTHING on my PC is VERY slow. I can not watch a video or browse pictures or open a new folder etc.

    If I shut down ZoneAlarm everything works fine.

    This was not a problem with Firefox 1.5 (I don't think) but then again it might not have to do with Firefox at all. When I am downloading with IE6 things are slightly better but still very slow.

    I set the settings likebelow as someone on here suggested but NO difference.


    trusted access - checkmark
    internet access - checkmark
    trusted server - ?
    internet server - ? or X

    Some people will need generic host (svchost.exe) set this way:
    trusted access - checkmark
    internet access - checkmark
    trusted server - checkmark or ? (some people have connectivity problem with a ?, others don't)
    internet server - ? or X

    Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong?


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

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    saltopanga Guest

    Default Re: Zone Alarm - Firefox - Downloading


    I took the additional step of rebooting in safemode and deleting iamdb.rdb and backup.rdb.. Still 100% CPU useage while downloading. Interestingly, when ZoneAlarm is turned off the CPU is still at 100% (according to task manager) but movies play fine, I can scroll through pictures, open file manager - basically use my PC as always. If ZoneAlarmPro IS on everything is jerky, frozen or does not work at all until the download is finished.

    Any suggestions? Gurus?


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    saltopanga Guest

    Default Re: Zone Alarm - Firefox - Downloading

    It's TrueVector that is **bleep**ing up the resources when I download. Can TrueVector be disabled? My PC is a P3800 with a Gig of ram. Is ZAP just too powerful for my PC? I was hoping to get more than 0 replies in 24 hours, lol.

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    Default Re: Zone Alarm - Firefox - Downloading

    Is it all downloads or only when you are streaming content into the browser?
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