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    Snarkley Guest

    Default Clearing data accesses diskette drive

    Standalone Forcefield 1.5.53.49
    ZA Pro 9.1.008
    Win XP

    I don't really consider this a problem, but just curious why it happens. My PC has a diskette drive that I use at rare times, but for all practical purposes it never has any media in it. I've noticed that when clearing virtual data, Forcefield accesses that floppy drive, which makes a quick sound like it wants to read/write but finds the drive empty of course. I was just curious why it would be doing that. I thought it would only need to clear the temporary files that it has stored in a directory on my main drive. In any case, I've gotten so used to it, that that noise alone sort of serves as feedback and let's me know that Forcefield did clear the virtual data.

    A lot of people don't even have diskette drives any more, although they are still quite handy at times. Most people are using USB instead. I have both. But was just curious if anyone with floppy drive is noticing Forcefield accessing it when clearing virt. data. Thanks.

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    bmcrose Guest

    Post Re: Clearing data accesses diskette drive

    Hello Snarkley,

    Yes, pretty much as you described. Win XP, no media in floppy. Clearing virtual data accesses the floppy. I also hear it being accessed at other times too, like at the beginning of an MBAM scan and even when I just logged in to the forums. Very curious.

    ZoneAlarm Extreme Security version:9.1.507.000
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    Driver version:9.1.503.000
    Anti-virus engine version:8.0.2.48
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:1017717376
    AntiSpam version:6.0.0.2383
    ZoneAlarm Browser Security 1.5.149.0
    ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Scanner 1.5.53.114
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    ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Sites Database 04.080

    I don't see it as a problem either, it's just another oddity.

    bmcrose

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