I regularly go through the list of Program Files in the Program Control section of Zone Alarm Pro to see what has access, what does not, what's been added, etc. and I've come across a strange problem. I noticed two odd entries in the list of program files, one simply titled "i" and the other is a 4-5 character name in a font I can't read. I right click on them and go to properties and it says they're both not found. Considering I had no idea what they were, why they were there, or where they came from, I decided to "kill" them both using the kill setting and never gave them another thought. This was a couple of weeks ago.
Once again, I was looking through the list and noticed the same two entries' permissions had been changed back to grant them access to the internet again which was weird. I changed it back to "kill", logged out of the firewall, and let the computer sit there for a while. In a matter of ten minutes or so, the permissions had been changed back to allow access to the internet, even while I was logged out of ZoneAlarm! How is this possible and what's the deal with this?
I've never had a virus and keep my computer as clean as a whistle with regular HiJackThis scans, virus scans, spyware programs, etc. so I have no idea why or HOW entries listed in the Program Control section could change their own permissions??
Windows XP Pro
Message Edited by hiaxis on 02-16-200711:30 AM