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what is panzilla?

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I get a message box that says close panzilla. Inside the message box, it says: Panzilla is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing panzilla process, or restart your system. This happens when I start my system, and these message pile up. This message keeps happening. I left my system on last night, and I had 75 of these messages this morning.

What exactly is panzilla? And why do I keep getting these messages?

Thank you.

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From searching a bit, it appears to be part of this program:

Q - My security software is sending me an alert for ‘Panzilla’; is this related to the PEER software?

A - Panzilla is a process that is run by the Gomez PEER software when executing certain types of tests. Some security software may identify the Panzilla process as a security risk, however, it poses no risk to your computer and is a normal part of the PEER application's testing activity.

Source: http://www.gomezpeerzone.com/faq/

Gomez PEER is a secure java application that runs in the background of your PC and leverages your system’s idle resources (such as unused processing power, RAM, and bandwidth) to test the performance of many of the world’s most popular websites.

Users who download and run the Gomez PEER application make up a network of more than 150,000 individuals who, together, are helping to make the Internet a faster, more reliable tool for everyone.

Read on to learn how you can earn monthly payments by joining the PEER Program and running our lightweight application on your PC.

Source: http://www.gomezpeerzone.com/peer-program-overview/

Obviously, take that all with a grain of salt, and make your own decision about whether to run this software!

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

3 weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

too many to list. They are all up to date. I just updated them.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

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Chosen Solution

From searching a bit, it appears to be part of this program:

Q - My security software is sending me an alert for ‘Panzilla’; is this related to the PEER software?

A - Panzilla is a process that is run by the Gomez PEER software when executing certain types of tests. Some security software may identify the Panzilla process as a security risk, however, it poses no risk to your computer and is a normal part of the PEER application's testing activity.

Source: http://www.gomezpeerzone.com/faq/

Gomez PEER is a secure java application that runs in the background of your PC and leverages your system’s idle resources (such as unused processing power, RAM, and bandwidth) to test the performance of many of the world’s most popular websites.

Users who download and run the Gomez PEER application make up a network of more than 150,000 individuals who, together, are helping to make the Internet a faster, more reliable tool for everyone.

Read on to learn how you can earn monthly payments by joining the PEER Program and running our lightweight application on your PC.

Source: http://www.gomezpeerzone.com/peer-program-overview/

Obviously, take that all with a grain of salt, and make your own decision about whether to run this software!

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