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    xytrix Guest

    Default high cpu usage when downloading

    Hi,

    I'm using Zonealarm 7.1.254.000 (Free ver) with Windows Vista. I just encountered an issue where, while watching a movie, the sound began to skip occasionally. I checked my system resources and couldn't see any patterns since it only occurred once every 15-20 seconds. I tried closing many programs, and found that closing BitTorrent stopped the problem. I shrugged it off as an issue with BitTorrent accessing my harddrive, but later when I went to download a file from a website (450megs), I began to see the computer's stuttering on a larger scale (mouse movements were lagged about 1 sec and program response was unbearable). I checked the Resource Monitor and found the CPU usage for VSmon.exe consistently jumping from 20% to 80% to 100% and back. I decided to reboot after advice found online and tried the download again, this time everything went smooth and there were no CPU spikes or stuttering. Before the download caused my computer to slow down, my computer had been up for about 2.5 days. I'm not sure, but it seems over time ZoneAlarm become more and more unstable as a result.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem and know of a better fix other than restarting?

    Thanks,
    X

    Operating System:Windows Vista Ultimate
    Software Version:7.1 (Vista)
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    hammernu Guest

    Default Re: high cpu usage when downloading

    I've noticed the mouse stuttering also but didn't check to see which process was burning up CPU time. I'll do that the next time it happens. I'm using ZASS 7.0.473.0.

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    Default Re: high cpu usage when downloading

    Please read this Forum Link and trend by Guru Fax..http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=49536---------------------------------------
    My Vista Configuration:


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    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:7.1.254.000
    TrueVector version:7.1.254.000
    Driver version:7.1.254.000
    Anti-virus engine version:3
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:949719708
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.189.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200804.3785
    AntiSpam version:5.0.0.8843
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    Second Computer Vista Home Premium SP1
    ZoneAlarm Pro version:7.1.254.000
    TrueVector version:7.1.254.000
    Driver version:7.1.254.000
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.189.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200804.3785
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