It would appear like a few others on here I have been hit by the XP Security Tool 2010 bug. This thing is very nasty and not to be taken lightly, I am not here to get a generic fixit post. Have been working with computers for quite some time and this is by far the worst I have come across and it needs zonealarm's immediate attention.
This program came out of nowhere and the only warning I got was zonealarm warning me that it was asking for some sort of permission but I don't remember what exactly. I clicked deny immediately, after a few minutes of a sluggish computer this program popped up a phony scanner and started listing "infections"
Currently using ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, all updated and it doesn't even catch a hint of any malicious software. Currently running in administrator mode, just to access the internet and run another scan and update hoping zonealarm picks up on this while I try everything I can on my own.
And in case anyone asks here are my specs.
Zonealarm Extreme Security version 9.1.008.000
Truevector security engine version 9.1.008.00
Driver version 9.1.008.00
Anti-virus/Anti-spyware engine version 184.108.40.206, DAT file version 1016212416
AntiSpam version 220.127.116.113
Zonealarm forcefield 18.104.22.168
My Program Control is on Maximum, smart defense advisor is on manual
Windows XP Profession (5.1,Build 2600)
Intel Pentium E2200
If anyone has any information on what has worked for them on fixing this particular problem that would be much appreciated. As for any other generic responses, please don't waste your or my time. I know how to use a search button and am trying everything I can think of at this time.
*edit* even though i tried updating through the program itself I didn't get any info about an updated version downloading 9.1.507.000 now directly from the website