ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Was a useful and reliable product until recently"

    November 23, 2011  |   By fmsorigaay

    Pros

    See cons. i will no longer use this program.

    Cons

    This latest version is an unmitigated disaster. There was a major decrease in functionality, i.e. decision making as to whether to allow a program once but not permanently. This was one of the unique features of the product.
    Installation is horrible. I have tried upgrading on 4 machines, xp, vista, and windows 7. They all inexplicably stop for 5 or ten minutes at a time a number of times during installation. Several times I rebooted after 20 minutes and then had problems with it.
    On my own machine, I went back to a previous version, but now even that one now has phishing detection failing and a grayed out settings screen needed to fix the problem.

    Summary

    Do not install this product. They seriously need to work on getting things back the way they were.

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  • Reply by fmsorigaay on November 23, 2011

    I should mention that a Windows 7 machine that I installed it on is having solid hangs or reboots.

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