Hi all! I've been using ZoneAlarm for years upon years, but recently purchased and installed a new system onto an SSD (solid state disk). One downside: SSD's have a limited number of writes -- high volumes of disk writes mean a very short life for this expensive drive. Because of this, I've been doing a lot of optimizations. The only thing left that's writing to my C:\ drive is ZoneAlarm; specifically, vsmon.exe.
I understand that C:\Windows\Internet Logs\computername.ldb is the ZoneAlarms settings file, but I rarely change my ZoneAlarm settings or run new programs (just Firefox and Skype) -- does it really need to write to that file 250 times a minute?
Engaging the internet lock slows it down a bit, but doesn't stop it... I've already disabled all debug logging (ctrl-shift right-click on the tray icon, debug level off). I've tried setting the file read-only, no luck. I've set permissions to deny all, but suspect ZA's using System permissions to get around that.
Is there a way to lock this file down, stop the writes, or move it somewhere else? I have a ramdisk set up for temporary files; it would be stellar if ZoneAlarm would use that instead.
Many many thanks for your help!
Dell m1330 laptop
Vista x64, ZoneAlarm free
Operating System:Windows Vista 64 bit
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)