What is forcefield.exe?

Help Jul 6, 2010

I get a message that forcefield.exe is preventing my PC from shutting down. What is forcefield.exe and why is it running on my PC?

Forcefield.exe is a component of ZoneAlarm ForceField. This is a toolbar that installs in your browser as part of your browser and protects you from web-based internet attacks such as phishing.

However, if it's clashing with other software on your PC, you might find that it prevents your PC from shutting down.

To solve the problem, uninstall the software. You should be able to do this from the Control Panel without removing any other ZoneAlarm components, if you wish.

For an alternative, consider other web filtering software such as McAfee SiteAdvisor, Norton Safe Web or Web of Trust, all of which are free.