I was on my pc on Tuesday afternoon and it was working fine, i shut it down without any problems and went out, on returning home some hours later i switched my pc on and it was unbelievably slow.
Applications take around 2 minutes to start up, and after a while i get a box coming up saying that the true vector internet monitor is starting up and may take a few minutes, it doesnt start.
I know that the true vector internet monitor is used by Zone alarm and tried uninstalling that program, but it will not uninstall because it says the TVIM is being used by another program, i cant find a program that uses it.
i have tried going into admin tools and services to address the problem and can see that TIVM is listed there as 'starting' - so im guessing that because its having problems starting that my pc is using its resources to start that program, hense the slow running. - please correct me if im wrong
i have tried to disable the TVIM through the services tab, but it wont let me do that, also there are no dependencies listed, so dont know why its reportedly being used by another program.
i have run a virus check with bitdefender and found no issues there, also ran stinger and adware program to sheck for malware or spyware and had no real issues.
does anyone have any ideas? is there another way to terminate TVIM?
any help will be appreciated