WindowZones

WindowZones


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 20 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1
File Size:
1.71MB
Date Added:
January 10, 2007
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows/XP
Total Downloads:
43,979
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP

Editors' review

This security program promises an innovative approach to preventing malware infections on your PC, based on restricting application access to system files. By focusing on prevention instead of detection, claims the publisher of WindowZones, the program offers a stronger line of defense against attacks.

WindowZones works by restricting an application's access to system files and settings via user account control, and it claims to inoculate for both known and unknown species of bugs out there: Internet Explorer security holes, identity-thieving hackers, rootkit installations, and the usual spyware and adware assaults.

The interface that allows you to assign "zones" to your programs is modern and sleek, with tabs on the left and an uncluttered layout in the central pane. When you start the program, all apps are placed in the "Administrative Zone," where programs have full access to all system files and resources. You can then move them at will and without restarting to the "Safe Zone," where modifying system files, changing the registry, and drive-by downloads are verboten.

In theory, WindowZones should remove the need for regular virus scans, and possibly even firewalls. Since this is the first release, though, we recommend hedging your bets and sticking with more tried-and-true defenses.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

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    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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    out of 20 votes

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    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
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