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Zone Alarm upgrade doesn't finish initialization

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I have extreme security and tried to upgrade today.
the first install froze at 48% for hours.
I stopped the currently running ZA progeram and it finished but made the computer very slow and the systray icon continually said 'initialization is in progress'.
I re-installed and it finished but the computer runs very slowly and in fits and starts. vsmon seems to use 88% of CPU every few seconds.
here are the versions;
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security version:
AntiSpam version:
ZoneAlarm Browser Security: 1.5.341.0
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Scanner: 1.5.341.0
ZoneAlarm ForceField Anti-Phishing Database:
ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Sites Database: 04.155

I m ready to dump this thing.
Does anyone have an idea what to do to fix this?
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Since this I have tried to install this 8 or 10 times.
I have even made a new Admin account and still no go.
I have a message that the file 'VSDATA.DLL' is missing but the checkpoint chat specialists tell me it is in the file.
I have downloaded the new version twice (same size) and neither has the VSDATA.DLL file.

Does anyone know where to get the VSDATA.DLL file?


Download it and copy it on the..
1) windows directory (C:\WINDOWS\)
2) system32 directory (C:\WINDOWS\System32\)


This is the worst experience I have ever had with Zone Alarm and I have been using it for more than 10 years.

I expect I will find another firewall. suggestions welcome.

I was using zone alarm first as well but the recent version seems to be using up a lot of RAM. I switched to AVG