I have been using ZoneLabs Internet Security Suite (ZL ISS)Version 7.0.337.000 for about a year. One of the things that I liked most was that it was easier on the "resources" than the McAfee program I had used in the past. Now, suddenly, I find my CPU usage at 50% (when computer is idle) and this is causing the CPU cooling fan (SMART Fan) to run constantly at high rpm due to elevated CPU temp. I shut down ZL ISS, immediately the fan slowed, CPU usage dropped to 0-5%, and the processor temperature dropped 6-7 degrees. As noted in other threads, I also noticed the "ScanProcesses" listed under Processes in the Task Manager (which I had not noticed before) gobbling up considerable resources. What is the solution here? Why all of the sudden is this happening? I would surmise that some update to the program has caused this. It is unacceptable to be "working" my computer that hard just sitting idle. If this continues I will have to look elsewhere for a security program.
Any input would be helpful.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite