I am running ZoneAlarm Security Suite version 7.0.483.000 with Windows XP Home Edition/Service Pack 3 and Internet Explorer 7. ZoneAlarm and Windows are up to date.
Sometimes my PC freezes when the ZoneAlarm automatic update begins to run. Not only can I not open or close web pages when the auto update runs, it also freezes the Task Manager. It just takes hold of everything and does let anything work and even when I disconnect from the web the auto update will still not release for a long time... like 5 minutes or more.
I have scanned my system for viruses and spyware using ZoneAlarm and I find no viruses and only the usual list of low risk tracking cookies ZoneAlarm always deletes.
This doesn't always happen but it happens just enough to make me angry enough to want to uninstall ZoneAlarm and go back to my old security suite. My old Norton Internet Security was a resources hog but sometimes when this ZoneAlarm automatic update runs it is many, many times worse than anything I have ever experienced with Norton. Why is ZoneAlarm auto update hogging so much resources that when it doesn't slow my web activity down to a crawl it freezes my PC altogether?
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite