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September 24, 2004 12:02:27 AM

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I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading,
after investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
"TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"

How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
machine, so how do I get rid of them ?

thanx

Jeff

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Anonymous
September 24, 2004 12:26:43 AM

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On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:02:27 -0400, Jeff <jhomason2003@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading,
>after investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
> it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
>Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
>"TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
>
>How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
>machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
>
>thanx
>
>Jeff
How did you remove ZoneAlarm? Did you just delete the program folder?
or did you remove ZoneAlarm from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control
Panel? NEVER remove programs by just deleting their program folder.
This typically leaves orphan files all over the place. It also leaves
orphan Registry entries everywhere.

Your solution may be to
1) Reinstall ZoneAlarm
2) Right-click on the "Uninstall ZoneAlarm" entry in ZoneAlarm's entry
in "Start|All Programs|ZoneLabs"
3) Choose "Properties"
4) Click on the "Shortcut" tab
5) Beside the entry which says "Target", at the end of the command
line there, append the text "/clean" (preceeded by a space). This will
allow ZoneAlarm to uninstall cleanly, removing all referrences to the
TrueVector Monitor and the TrueVector Monitor itself. They will be
removed even from the Registry.
6) Open ZoneAlarm and set its configuration to not start when Windows
starts
7) Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on, then unload ZoneAlarm
using its icon in the Notification Area
8) Reboot your computer
9) Click on "Start|All programs|ZoneLabs|Uninstall ZoneAlarm"
10) Finish the uninstallation of ZoneAlarm and reboot.

To really be sure your system is free from ZoneAlarm, use the program
"JV16 Power Tools" to search for all instances in the Registry of
"ZoneLabs" or "ZoneAlarm" and remove them. If you have another
Registry Cleaning tool which will search for all instances of text
references in the Registry and remove them, use it instead.

Donald L McDaniel
Keep the thread intact
Post reply to original newsgroup
=======================================================
Anonymous
September 24, 2004 3:55:04 AM

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If I am not mistaken, TrueVector is a service.
Try to set it to Disabled:

Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
In the left pane, click Services and Applications, and then click Services.
In the right pane, right-click TrueVector (or something similar) Service,
and then select Properties.
Select Disabled (Startup type dropdown)
Click OK
Restart

Hope this helps!
---
How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
http://www.fixyourwindows.com

Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
(Links to online virus scans on the same page)










"Jeff" wrote:

> I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading,
> after investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
> it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
> Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
> "TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
>
> How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
> machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
>
> thanx
>
> Jeff
>
September 24, 2004 1:05:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Donald McDaniel wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:02:27 -0400, Jeff <jhomason2003@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading,
>>after investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
>> it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
>>Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
>>"TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
>>
>>How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
>>machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
>>
>>thanx
>>
>>Jeff
>
> How did you remove ZoneAlarm? Did you just delete the program folder?
> or did you remove ZoneAlarm from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control
> Panel? NEVER remove programs by just deleting their program folder.
> This typically leaves orphan files all over the place. It also leaves
> orphan Registry entries everywhere.
>
> Your solution may be to
> 1) Reinstall ZoneAlarm
> 2) Right-click on the "Uninstall ZoneAlarm" entry in ZoneAlarm's entry
> in "Start|All Programs|ZoneLabs"
> 3) Choose "Properties"
> 4) Click on the "Shortcut" tab
> 5) Beside the entry which says "Target", at the end of the command
> line there, append the text "/clean" (preceeded by a space). This will
> allow ZoneAlarm to uninstall cleanly, removing all referrences to the
> TrueVector Monitor and the TrueVector Monitor itself. They will be
> removed even from the Registry.
> 6) Open ZoneAlarm and set its configuration to not start when Windows
> starts
> 7) Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on, then unload ZoneAlarm
> using its icon in the Notification Area
> 8) Reboot your computer
> 9) Click on "Start|All programs|ZoneLabs|Uninstall ZoneAlarm"
> 10) Finish the uninstallation of ZoneAlarm and reboot.
>
> To really be sure your system is free from ZoneAlarm, use the program
> "JV16 Power Tools" to search for all instances in the Registry of
> "ZoneLabs" or "ZoneAlarm" and remove them. If you have another
> Registry Cleaning tool which will search for all instances of text
> references in the Registry and remove them, use it instead.
>
> Donald L McDaniel
> Keep the thread intact
> Post reply to original newsgroup
> =======================================================
I did have ZoneAlarm at 1 time, but removed it using Add/Remove program
within Control Panel. I even re-installed ZoneAlarm, the message went
away, then I again removed using Add/Remove and once again the
TrueVector service error remains.

I'm seeking some backdoor removal, so I may just try the registry
cleaner. Hope that will help.
September 24, 2004 1:07:27 PM

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the problem is TrueVector is NOT listed as a service, and I've already
scoured the registry deleting entries for: vsdatant.sys, ZoneLab, and
ZoneAlarm, and still get the message.

I did have ZoneAlarm at 1 time, but removed it using Add/Remove program
within Control Panel. I even re-installed ZoneAlarm, the message went
away, then I again removed using Add/Remove and once again the
TrueVector service error remains.

r wrote:

> If I am not mistaken, TrueVector is a service.
> Try to set it to Disabled:
>
> Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
> In the left pane, click Services and Applications, and then click Services.
> In the right pane, right-click TrueVector (or something similar) Service,
> and then select Properties.
> Select Disabled (Startup type dropdown)
> Click OK
> Restart
>
> Hope this helps!
> ---
> How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
> for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
> http://www.fixyourwindows.com
>
> Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
> http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm
> (Links to online virus scans on the same page)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Jeff" wrote:
>
>
>>I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading,
>>after investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
>> it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
>>Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
>>"TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
>>
>>How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
>>machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
>>
>>thanx
>>
>>Jeff
>>
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 12:12:43 AM

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Hi I have Zone Alarm as well and thought about getting rid of it if you
figured out how could you please post so that I can hopefully avoid this
incedent.
Thank You
"Jeff" <jhomason2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uQ8VJncoEHA.3564@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading, after
> investigating I found it was related to a file call vsdatant.sys
> it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my computer.
> Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors:
> "TrueVector engine: [SAPI] 253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
>
> How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
> machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
>
> thanx
>
> Jeff
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 3:18:51 PM

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Jeff wrote:
RE: I've been getting errors about TrueVector Device driver not loading, ...
vsdatant.sys.. it is related to Zone Lab file, which I do not have on my
computer.
Once I deleted the file, I get even more errors: "TrueVector engine: [SAPI]
253 C:\WINDOWS\system32\vsdatant.sys"
How do I get rid of this ??? The program file(s) are not installed on my
machine, so how do I get rid of them ?
---------------------------
Do you have the "Hide Protected Operating System Files" UNCHECKED in the
Tools>Folder Options ( under View "Show hidden files and folders")

The Zone Alarm was uninstalled with the preference changed to NOT 'load at
startup' and computer rebooted before uninstalling??

These instructions below are from a Zone Alarm forum responder (Hoov)
..........
After Uninstalling....
Click on Start, then Search or Find, and select Files.
Make sure that the location box is set to search your local hard drive
(usually C:)  or "All Local Drives".

Type the following exactly as shown and delete any folders found.

zonelabs
"zone labs"
"Internet logs"

Type the following exactly as shown (including .* where appropriate) and
delete any files found in C:\Windows or any of it's subfolders. Don't forget
the C:\Temp or C:\Windows\Temp folder.

vsconfig.xml
vsdata.dll
vsdata95.vxd
vsdatant.sys
vsmon.*
vsmonapi.dll
vsnetutils.dll
vspubapi.dll
zaplus.*
zapro.*
zlparser.dll
zonealarm.exe
zoneband.dll

vsutil.dll - Important. Right click and select Properties > Version to be
sure this is a ZA file. Do NOT delete this file unless it is a Zone Labs
file!

Type the following exactly as shown and delete any files found in any folder
with the word "Programs" in the path.

zapro
zonealarm
"zonealarm pro"

Empty your recycle bin.

Restart your computer.

If you received an error message on deleting the files, or if the original
programmes remain in the Programs list, restarting your computer in Safe
Mode will allow you to delete the files properly.

.............................

Rose
January 19, 2014 2:56:49 PM

I too have been struggling with this problem.
vsdatant.sys can be located on my computer.
It has been the cause of innumerable BSODs.
I have located the file - and under Safe Mode - can delete it - -
BUT - - when I delete vsdatant.sys, my WiFi card becomes disabled, and I CANNOT fix that.
I have re-loaded the WiFi card drivers - to no avail - - however - -
When I make vsdatant.sys available to the system, WiFi capabilities are restored.
Being sick of the Zonealarm garbage - I have updated to the Comodo Firewall - -
But without uninstalling Comodo, I cannot install the current Version of Crapalarm to see if the BSOD will go away.
NEBD have any suggestions ??
!