Hi, I have a Dell, 2GHz, DDR2 RAM, 80G HD, mid range graphics and sound cards. As my McAfee subsciption was up last night I decided to download the free trial-full suite Zone Alarm. The first time of downloading a spyware alert flashed up from McAfee so I aborted. I then copied across Zone Alarm from a PCGamer CD -this is when my PC started blue-screening. In safe mode I uninstalled McAfee and the Zone Alarm. Now stable, I downloaded the Zone Alarm from the web again, but on installing it said 'could not install log file'. I carried on and successfully started up ZoneAlarm, but then during the first virus scan it died and won't revive. The error msg when this happened is: zsmon.exe - the instruction at '0x7c901010' referenced memory at '0x01653e9c' The memory could not be read. Any ideas as to what the hecks happened and how I can fix it please?!?! Also, while uninstalling I came across the exe "hijackthis 1.99 .1" and deleted it, should I have done?!?! Many thanks! D_Chaffinch
Thanks for your help, seems to be ok with ZA as firewall and AVG as anti-virus (as recommended by a mate who knows what he's doing!), during install of ZA an error popped up saying 'could not open install.log file' - is that ok or do I need to fix please?