Think 25% CPU usage is unacceptable for a software firewall? You’d be right.
Steps to fix:
– Ctrl + Shift + Right Click on Zone Alarm icon in the system tray and select Set debug level from the pop-up menu
– Set Debug Level to Off by clicking the appropriate radio button in the Set debug level window
– Click [OK]
– Restart Zone Alarm (i.e. quit then restart it)
Feel free to delete the stupendous amount of logging dirge left behind by Zone Alarm’s “writing phase” in C:\Windows\Internet Logs while you’re at it.