ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

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    "DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT"

    May 12, 2012  |   By TWB404

    Pros

    Somehow ZoneAlarm has gone in and had my reviews scrubbed from the review section. This demonstrates just how bad this program is. They are manipulating the reviews and are trying to hide facts from the users who wish to decide what security to use. You have to asked yourself what they are trying to hide from you. I did not violate any site policy in me review of the program. I did point out that a majority of the 5 star rating where from first time reviewers who also wanted to give it a glowing a review. That is something you need to be weary of.

    Cons

    The biggest con for this program is that both the web installer and the offline installer has the Conduit toolbar on it. This is what I think they do not want you to know. You can view the link below if you want to see what my AV alerted me to. I think the main reason they ask people to uninstall their AV before starting the download is so they no not get this alert. Conduit is a hideous program that takes a blow torch to remove from your puter. Even if you run the uninstaller, parts of it remains behind.

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    Summary

    You got to ask yourself why ZoneAlarm is going to such great links to have my reviews removed alerting you to what my AV tells me. I have been a faithful user of ZoneAlarm since the late 90's. ZoneAlarm crossed the line with the release of v10 and turn their product into corporate spyware. If you download this product and install it your will be exposing your puter to all the other corporate spyware out there.

    DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. DO NOT TRUST A COMPANY THAT HAS A HONEST REVIEW REMOVED SO YOU WILL KNOW WHAT SOMEONES AV HAS TOLD THEM. DO NOT TRUST A COMPANY THAT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO READ OTHER PEOPLE OPINION OF THEIR PRODUCT. DO NOT TRUST A COMPANY THAT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO DOWNLOAD A OFFLINE INSTALLER. DO NOT TRUST A COMPANY THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CONDUIT TOOLBAR. GO TO THE LINK BELOW TO SEE WHAT MY AV TOLD ME.

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    DO NOT TRUST ZONEALARM OR THIS PROGRAM.

    Updated on May 31, 2012

    The product marketing manager for ZoneAlarm has left me a reply that states that they do not use the conduit toolbar. I invite you to look at the link below. While he says they do not use the toolbar, Conduit brags that they do.

    http://toolbar.conduit.com/resources/custom-apps/Integrated/ZoneAlarm.aspx

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  • Reply by ZoneAlarmCommunity on May 31, 2012

    TWB404,

    I am the product marketing manager for ZoneAlarm. We are pleased to hear that you have used ZoneAlarm from the beginning.

    Thank you for bringing to our attention the ESET warning. Other AV companies often misidentify competitors' products as dangerous since the product goes to the kernal of the PC. We will request to be white listed by ESET. As you can see on our website we are certified by AV-Test.org which is a very credible testing company.

    Regarding the toolbar, the Conduit Toolbar is not included in the product. We do have a toolbar which is now our own technology. Users can opt-out of the toolbar when installing the product or can uninstall the toolbar after installation. Toolbars are standard with free products and are also included in AVG and Avast's products.

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