I came in to ask for help but apparently I have got a very similar problem than Sandbox...
I Installed Zone Alarm yesterday night since my McAfee was about to expire and I wanted to try something new, Zone Alarm was recommended to me and I used to have it installed in my computer at work and never gave me any problems.
So I installed yesterday and It worked beautifully!! Didn't give me any problems at all and I was very happy!!
Then, I turned off the computer and headed to bed, and now this morning, everything seems to be working fine except I cannot open Internet Explorer nor Firefox!!
I know I have internet because I also have Lingo Phone service and this does work, everything else in the computer has been working fine except anything to do with internet, (I even tried using MSN and it wont start). And I don't get any alert from Zone Alarm.. just the same ol' "page cannot be found"
I checked the permissions just like Sandbox said and these programs are both allowed... My security in internet is raised to "High" as well.. but will it hurt my computer if I change to medium?
I also noticed:
I know Vsmon.exe is related to Zone Alarm but can't find more info about it (the computer I'm using is ridiculously SLOW, Every time I want to open new page It gets stuck for some minutes... I'm sorry
Anyways thank you so very much!!
(I'm sorry, Relatively new user... I dont know if it was ok for me to intrude in Sandbox post... is this ok or should I write new one? I just figured is very similar problem, please let me now)