Lately I've been having some troubles with my Zonealarm (Zonealarm Pro 7.0.337.000) installation. Every time it updates it seems to block everything else on my pc. I can move my cursor, I can click things etc. but they mainly just don't react until the update of Zonealarm is done. This is especially annoying when it automatically updates at startup, because my startup time takes remarkably longer because of that. A good example is when I click Firefox, it opens up, but it loads eternally until Zonealarm is finished updating.
Very recently it even got worse, because, for no reason at all, Zonealarm sporadicly updates for a short time. It feels as if the update is sometimes triggered by certain actions I'm doing (having nothing to do with Zonealarm at all). A good example that happened twice now is when I'm busy with MS Visual Studio 2005, Zonealarm suddenly starts updating when I click the Debug&Run button (or F5) of Visual Studio. Then it blocks the compiling/booting until it's finished updating.
I also noticed that, at startup, when you look at the Zonealarm icon in the taskbar, it sometimes changes to the updating icon rapidly, and then changing back a few times (kind of flickering). This happens before he actually really starts updating.
I searched on this forum and the internet in general, but I didn't immediately find someone else having this problem, that's why I'm posting it here.
Thanks in advance,
Jitse De Wandel
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro