I have noticed this behavior when using Firefox, Chrome, uTorrent, vlc, etc.
Basically, if i run any application long enough (like an hour), it hangs. Even when i close the application, it remains in memory and cannot be killed. The only solution then is to reboot the machine. My vista version is legit (came with the laptop) and is patched with all latest updates.
I have following questions:
1. Can the Zonealarm firewall be responsible for this? In that case, please suggest an alternate firewall to install that dos not have this kinda problem.
2. I think if the residual process in memory was somehow killed, than it would cut down on the number of reboots. Any suggestions on any software that can do this?
3. ANyone know of any other means that this can be fixed? A hotfix, or registry tweak, etc?