File purpose and description:
This zlclient.exe software was most likely installed by you as some time, and probably would not have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. I have listed the actual disk location below so you can verify the file is not spywaer or adware related. The purpose of this zlclient.exe program is to be a firewall for your computer. Firewalls prevent external access to and from your computer, or through your router. Your router (if you have one) is by default already a firewall. This program is known as Zonelabs Internet Security, and it will also help block viruses from taking advantage of security holes on your computer. (If you already have a router then this probably isnt needed). This is not spyware, adware or virus related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This program can be found at the following location on your disk: C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, zlclient.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of zlclient.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.