I needed a program to fix a video that would not seek forward. So I downloaded "ASF-AVI-RM-WMV Repair v1.82" (www.repairvideo.com).
I got this program from www.download.com, as I have used this site over many years and I felt they check the software and it must be a reputable place.
However, this time, I had a bad experience. ZoneAlarm did scan the software, but found nothing.
I then ran this video repair program, it seem to be getting on with the job of trying to fix the video, but then I noticed the software stuck at 129MB/264MB. In task manager it showed this program was using 7MB in memory, the the virtual memory was 1GB. Why did it ballon up so much?.
I got a warning from Windows to say my Virtual memory was low.
Also, ZoneAlarm shut down / restarted twice. So I am very that this video software was running whilst ZoneAlarm was shut down. I am wondering if this software was eating up virtual memory to topple ZoneAlarm??
And also ZoneAlarm reported to me that I had changed the date and time and accused me of trying to do this to by-pass license restrictions. (A bit like when someone tries to change the date back on a trial software that has expired). However, I have a paid for copy of ZoneAlarm (and recently bought 2 year subscription).
Altough, I don't see any evidence of virus, but I am convinced my system must be comprimised in some way.
Win XP Home
Zone Alarm Internet Suite (2 year license) - lastest version