I am new to the forum, but have used several types of Zone Alarm protection for over five years. I currently use Zone Alarm Extreme Security, and began getting the following alert, every couple of minutes, all day today:
Z Program Control
"wscsv32.exe is a malicious program and was prevented from running on your computer"
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The alert is in the lower right corner of my desktop, but looks different than the other alerts I have always gotten. Instead of the familiar dialogue box, it looks a little like a "word balloon". The click takes me to this webpage:
Here is the text on the web page:
SmartDefense Advisor Overview Technical Info Details
wscsvc32.exe has been blocked from creating a new process.
The current security setting for wscsvc32.exe does not permit this action. Your computer is safe.
What should I do?
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security has blocked wscsvc32.exe from creating a new process. If you trust wscsvc32.exe and believe it requires a process to be created, then you may want to change the Trust Level of this program. It is also possible that the attempt to create a process was malicious in nature. In that case, you should not change the Trust Level so that your system will continue to be protected.
wscsvc32.exe is potentially malicious. This is particularly true if the new process will load malicious programs or utilize an excessive amount of CPU time, memory, and other resources.
I can't find this program on my ZoneAlarm Program Control, and I have done a deep scan after updating for the latest virus and spyware. Still the popup returns every several seconds to a minute. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.