I did an automatic upgrade to the latest version of ZA (the free version) the other day. Rebooted and the PC was extremely sluggish (W2K Pro P2-233 128MB). Checked task manager and found vsmon.exe taking 99% of the CPU. Couldn't shut it down, even though I was an admin. Rebooted to safe mode and uninstalled ZA. Then installed the previous version, which I had on the hard drive. The previous version did the same thing! Uninstalled from safe mode again. Noticed that vsmon.exe doesn't go away when doing an uninstall. Manually deleted vsmon.exe. Re-installed previous version. Same problem! Uninstalled ZA altogether and have been running like that for some time.
Loaded Turbo Tax to do taxes. It installed c_dilla spyware. Spybot Search & Destroy wanted to delete it. I did a google search on it and looks like if I delete c_dilla, I won't be able to do taxes. So, the next best thing is to get a firewall back up on this box to keep it from phoning home with spy reports. So I am interested in getting ZA working again, but don't know how to get a version installed that won't kill the PC.
Has anyone successfully installed a previous version of ZA after having the latest version turn the PC into a 8088?
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