ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP)

ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3464 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.483
  • Total Downloads:
    51,128,864
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,159
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions). Advanced features are available.

Editors' Review

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An effective and easy-to-use firewall program, ZoneAlarm does a great job of keeping your PC safe from a variety of threats. ZoneAlarm uses a simple wizard to make configuring a firewall, which seems like a daunting task to many computer users, incredibly easy.

Maintaining and updating settings also is a snap when you're using the stylish interface and its simple slider controls. The program's Zones feature allows you to assign different security levels for a local network and for the Internet.

A great recent addition is small but quite helpful. A new "Game Mode" lets you automatically allow or deny alerts when you're in the middle of playing a video game. We found ZoneAlarm very good at recognizing and automatically including settings for our local network.

In all our tests, the firewall guarded against all external and internal threats it encountered. ZoneAlarm is an excellent firewall choice for just about any average user.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 250 votes

    • 5 star 77
    • 4 star 70
    • 3 star 30
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 56
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 3464 votes

    • 5 star 1299
    • 4 star 745
    • 3 star 313
    • 2 star 289
    • 1 star 818
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1 stars

"Not stable with 64bit systems"

February 18, 2011  |  By Ben9932

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

None. If it does not work, it is worthless.

Cons

1. disrupts functions of IE 8.0.76.00.16385 on 64bit system
2. blocks outlook from exchange server
3. Uninstall forces reboot without proper notice

Summary

I have been using zone alarm for many years. Loved it. Don't want to use anything else. Now will not work on my 6 core Win 7 enterprise 64bit, and my 2 core win 7 enterprise 64 bit systems (fails on new install of windows on new machine before 3rd party software installed). Causes web pages to break, will not allow outlook to connect to exchange server. This product is not the same stable version we had with XP. Your IT tickets will soar with complaints. Avoid it until fixed. Just wish I had a good alternative.

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1 stars

"The firewall prevents my using the internet!"

April 17, 2009  |  By lazrdoc

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

All except firewall seem OK so far.

Cons

Firewall!!

Summary

Unable to go online unless disable firewall. Got instructions e-mailed from customer service. This was over three pages, and I am unable to understand the instructions. As far as I am concerned, I have wasted my money and will so inform my friends. Although I followed the installation instructions to the letter, the suite prevents my using AOL which is my primary e-mail account. I can turn off the firewall and go through Internet Explorer to AOL, but am unable to go to AOL directly.

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3 stars

"Poor compatibility with Vista 32."

April 08, 2009  |  By ses6236

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

V7.1.x installed in Feb '08 was working well.

Cons

Cannot complete install after upgrade to v8.0 and then regress to 7.0.483. "vsdatant.sys driver incompatible with vista32" occurs. Installl hangs up as winos blocks installation of this driver.

Summary

V7.1.x installed in Feb '08 was working well. Product features were O.K.

I upgraded to v8.0. The upgrade had compatibility issues with the prior version...required uninstalling the prior version before installing. I did that. Then the v.8.0 install caused a "blue screen of death." I rebooted and completed the v7.1.x UN-install.
Rebooted and re-ran the v8.0 install.

After just 10-40 minutes of operation, V8.0 would hungup the internet connection for just the programs IE& Firefox. Vista could not repair the connection, yet at the same time Intellicast DesktopWX could still access the internet!

Re-starting would correct the IE and Firefox internet connections for 10-40 mins., then hang up again. I got tired of this after a while, as it screwed up long running (seconds) dependent on FF (Firefox).

This got tiring so I decided to regress to the prior version of ZA.

Could not re-install the 7.1.x ZA. I did a system restore to prior to the ZA v8.0 install. Still could not reinstall v7.1 or v7.0.483, as described above.

ZA Free works well if there are no prior versions of it on your machine AND you pick the correct version of ZA Free in the first place.

I will probably move to a competing Firewall product

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4 stars

"Unable to download Zone Alarm"

April 04, 2009  |  By 808LIZ

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

I had this recently & liked it but somehow it got deleted..I think when I added Avast it took out Zone Alarm & avast made everything V E R Y slow

Cons

Would not complete set up on my computer kept saying i needed an administrators account???? help

Summary

How can I download or why can't I???

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5 stars

"Best free firewall so far"

March 29, 2009  |  By mcnele

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

This is the best free firewall that I have found that works very well with XP , and
I have tryed most of the others , that are offered for free .

Cons

So far I have had no problems at all everything is running fine .

Summary

It does what you want a firewall to do and it does it well , and I tell everyone
about it .

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5 stars

"this program has eliminated all my surfing concerns."

March 28, 2009  |  By J.R. EWING

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

simply the ease of use -- the program runs quietly in the background and just doeas it's job!

Cons

so far i can't think of any.

Summary

this program has given me a good deal of self-assurance for being on the Internet ever since i started running it -- it beat hands-down my old virus program (Trend Micro) by a miile, yes!

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1 stars

"Zone Alarm Failed to protect from hackers"

March 26, 2009  |  By pj1056

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

It was easy to install

Cons

No pop up whatsoever from Zone Alarm to alert that my computer had been hacked into. Protection from hackers is the most fundamental of reasons to have a firewall.

Summary

Zone Alarm did not alert nor prevent my computer from being hacked into. I was advised by the hotel, Extended Stay's, network provider, Guest Support, that their network is firewall protected when my computer began to shut down and restart repeatedly. Guest Support advised that the hacker is internal to the hotel network. I view protection from a hacker as one of the fundamental features a firewall should provide. Zone Alarm totally failed.

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5 stars

"BEST EVER!!"

March 26, 2009  |  By jmevans99

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

I have used the free edition of ZoneAlarm Firewall for several years now and have NEVER had any problems with my computers. It's a GREAT piece of software that protects from both incoming and outgoing problems. I wouldn't switch for anything.

Cons

There isn't anything I don't like about this program. It's simple to use, VERY effective, and FREE. What more could you ask?

Summary

I always do a clean install when a new version is released. This avoids any possible problems with the old version conflicting with the new version. I have never had a problem when doing this. Just be sure you disable the Windows Firewall that comes pre-installed on your computer. It's worthless and you want just one Firewall.

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5 stars

"another of my fave pc must-haves"

March 25, 2009  |  By JunePar

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

slick, simple and smart

Cons

new one has an annoying pop up

Summary

I've used this for over 10 years now and I can't remember ever having it let me down. I recommend it to everyone know and, even though I have tried and liked Symantec, I like this one better

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5 stars

"a firewalll that works"

March 25, 2009  |  By drunken-cobra

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP) 7.0.483

Pros

excellent firewall and actually doesnt block the system

Cons

big and hungry

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.483
Version 7.0.483 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date July 15, 2008
Date Added July 15, 2008
Version 7.0.483
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zafwSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,128,864
Downloads Last Week 2,159
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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