ZoneAlarm AntiVirus + Firewall
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"heavy on computer, difficult to remove"
A known brand name for personal FW. the interface is simple and easy to use, the FW is powerfull still.
I know zone alarm as a PC firewall, a good FW for personal computers. I installed this product to test it on my personal Dell laptop with i5 processor. the installation was easy, but, updating the antivirus was overkill, more than 100 mb of data download, it took an hour through my cable connection, it seems that the zone alarm def server was not performing well. i noticed slow performance on my PC, difficulties to connect to public wifi zone, i had to turn zonealarm off in order to connect, and slow internet browsing. after one week, I decided to remove, it, when the nightmare started, you can't simply uninstall it, it gives you error message. After searching the forums, tried with several ways including safe mode, no hope, it does not leave your PC!! finally, I found a discussion on the zone alaram forum, there is a small exec file you need to donwload in order to remove the application... finally I made it and no more zone alarm on my PC
I think zonealarm is no more like before, and seriously, who needs a personal firewall on his PC if you have a microsoft FW by default. the AV is new, I tested it on fake virus it quarantined it, while other AV products removed it. it slows down the PC, and needs knowledge when you manage the FW.
I don't recommend it for home users.