Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by ratchet, Nov 18, 2008.
Can anyone report in?
Per Task Manager, vsmon.exe is using 38,596 kb. HTH
vsmon = 22,756K
zlclient = 4,340K
That seems pretty typical..... but I'm sure it varies from one machine to another.
Wow if that's average or normal it's huge:
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Is that XP or Vista?
ZoneAlarm Pro 8.0.59 has two processes: 1) zlclient.exe (that is related to its GUI, I believe) and 2) vsmon.exe (which is the firewall driver).
On my laptop, with 2GB RAM, 2.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 120GB HD and running Windows XP Pro SP-3 (fully patched) and NOD32 v. 3.0.672 :
zlclient.exe: 2128KB (~2MB)
vsmon.exe: 35624KB (~36MB)
38MB in total, but if your computer (or laptop) has more than enough RAM, I think 38MB shouldn't be a problem.
vsmon = 34,600K
zlclient = 1,600K
Version 8.0 Pro
But no slow down here even with my other programs running, I have Vista32bit 4GB ram. When installing it says it well get better in a few days after learning your PC. (Edit: my original 52,000k was wrong for vsmon, was not it sorry need more coffee.)
XP Pro w\SP3
Sounds pretty fat for a FW.
For comparison purposes, my AVG 5.5.094.00 (XP SP2), which was a Pro trial in 2005, reverting to Free after 30 days:
zlclient.exe - 3,368 K usage, 7,384 K peak
vsmon.exe - 13,752 K usage, 26,728 K peak
ZA has always been like that, and if you notice, it varies quite a bit from one machine to another, so the only way to see how it does on your machine is to install it.
ZA Pro is not just a FW. Much more in there. You're comparing apples to oranges.
What does it have that a FW like Comodo or PC Tools does not?
XP Pro SP3
vsmon.exe --> 37mb
zclient --> 3mb
so in total about 40mb, i definetly do like ZA Pro ver.8 but its memory usage and start-up/shut-down times need to be improved compared to other products like comodo or OA or many other firewalls ive used. Although the memory usage is a bit high, once your system actually starts up ZA Pro doesn't show any browsing or system slowdowns to me.
out of interest my entire security suite (including good firewall)
avp exe 2.184k +
za does seem a little heavy?
What do you mean by heavy?
How much RAM have your system? 256MB?
If yes... already running XP is quite a challenge.
8 gb on vista
and 40MB are heavy for you?
You must have other performance issues than memory with ZA
btw, HIPS in that firewall are much scaled down in VISTA.
With ZA you get full HIPS both for XP and VISTA.
i have no issues, and no intention of changing my av. i was just curious why a firewall would use 40mg seems a lot for what is basically a program to monitor outgoings your av misses, assuming you use a router ofc. i just wondered why
Uuuhm, I guess its a question for the developers...
My reaction was more on your definition of 'heavy'.
May be different memory footprint ?
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No wonder they've been giving it away free.
It's become even more bloatware since Check Point took over.
Just because one has the resources, does not mean they want to fill them will a firewall program.
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