vsmon.exe /need to remove

January 18, 2006 at 10:56:55
Specs: windows xp, 11

i had zonelab a while back and dont now,cant get it to stop running i dont know much about computers but im running xp and i cant get any programs online like msn or anything that needs the net other then msn messnger the first and explore how do i stop it from running in processes ? i tryed it in safe mode and nothing found in in systems but i still cant get rid of it whats next

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January 18, 2006 at 11:54:35

"i had zonelab a while back and dont now,cant get it to stop running"

What is "it"?

I suspect you have spyware problems. run adawarese or some other spyware cleaner. this might be a start to your solution.

best of luck Frank :

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January 18, 2006 at 12:15:37

no i tryed it all , looked it up on here but found nothing but thanks

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January 18, 2006 at 12:26:41

its called vsmon.exe ..

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January 18, 2006 at 12:42:14

Run/msconfig and stop it from starting there.

Lessons learnt the hard way are not easily forgotten.

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January 18, 2006 at 15:17:55

i tryed that too and restarted but nothing still on lol

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January 19, 2006 at 03:26:14

You "HAD" Zone Labs "ZoneAlarm" Firewall.

IF you uninstalled it and it still runs...then i suggest ReInstalling it properly..and Remove it again.

But why not keep that Firewall? Its better than most freeware Firewalls :)

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January 19, 2006 at 04:46:50

I had the same problem some while ago. I had uninstalled Zonealarm including deleting the entire Zonealarm directory but it was still working in the background without any controls being accessible. I reinstalled it and again uninstalled it, I searched for vsmon.exe all to no avail. Finally I did a file by file check through Windows\System32 and found a file called vsdatant.sys which had been left behind after the uninstall. To play safe I renamed it and then rebooted. This time no hidden firewall was running in the background. I then search the registry for it and found it under CurrentControlSet\Services. I deleted the registry entry and have no problems since.

Hope this helps.

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January 19, 2006 at 08:47:29

unless its free to install i cant do that i had it installed with the computer it was free but then cost money like 6 months ago so it shut down , but i always tryed to rename things moving things its really protected i cant move or rename anything this ones crasy lol

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January 19, 2006 at 08:50:24

i could not find "vsdatant.sys" in systems there is a full folder of zonelab but i cant do anyting to it not in safe mode or anything

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