ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware 7 is a stand-alone application from Zone Labs, long respected for its excellent free firewall software. Here, their Anti-Spyware uses firewall technology to specifically address spyware, providing a deep level of protection; unfortunately, it also requires a significant amount of user intervention until it learns your system.
Putting a stop to every form of spyware is no easy task, but ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware does a pretty good job of being your first line of defense. The antispyware package comes with ZoneAlarm's firewall software, a component that monitors your antivirus software, and e-mail protection against dangerous attachments. People familiar with the popular ZoneAlarm firewall software will recognize the intuitive tabbed interface and newcomers will become acclimated quickly by exploring each section. Unlike most popular antispyware software, ZoneAlarm scans commonly affected system areas rather than your entire computer.
While this method scans faster than other options and is mostly effective for catching intruders, we find a comprehensive system scan to be more desirable. Overall, ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware is a good choice as part of your defense against spyware. Those looking for the addition of a software firewall included in their antispyware program will find ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware a mostly reliable choice.
ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware prevents spyware infection from getting onto your PC and removes any existing spyware. Also included is ZoneAlarm's award-winning Firewall which stops spyware from running. Simple to install and run, its intuitive interface tailors the program to meet your needs. Includes Anti-Spyware, Spy Site Blocking, Operating System Firewall, Network and Program Firewall. The latest release improves the Operating System Firewall and applies more robust spyware detection and removal functions. Version 7.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
What's new in this version:
The latest release improves the Operating System Firewall and applies more robust spyware detection and removal functions.