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Does Zone Alarm Affect Performance of Your Computer?

By galjm
Jan 31, 2006
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  1. Hello,
    I recently intalled ZoneAlarm as suggested by a few people here for protection. About a day or two after I installed it, my computer has been running extremely slow when I'm on the Internet. It takes for ever to download pages, I feel like I'm on Dialup all over. I have Cable High Speed and this is ridiculus :suspiciou Can anyone tell me if this may be due to ZoneAlarm or if I may have another problem on my hands? Thanks so much in advance! :eek:
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

  3. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    Yes it could be your firewall. When ever you have a program running in the back ground such as a firewall you will take a performance hit. Although it shouldn't be as bad as what you are describing.

    Are you up to date on all of your spyware protection. A lot of time that can cause problems like you are describing.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I have used zonealarm in the past and it really doesn't affect performance. I would run a virus and several anti-trojan scans.
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