ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP)

ZoneAlarm Firewall (Windows 2000/XP)

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3454 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.483
File Size:
3.24MB
Date Added:
July 15, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
51,094,918
Downloads Last Week:
5,614
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 3454 votes

    • 5 star: 1296
    • 4 star: 745
    • 3 star: 312
    • 2 star: 289
    • 1 star: 812
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 250 votes

    • 5 star: 77
    • 4 star: 70
    • 3 star: 30
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 56
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  • 1 stars

    "Won't install without toolbar."

    July 09, 2014   |   By djemkitso

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    I've used ZoneAlarm as my primary firewall for many years. It's been solid.

    Cons

    ZoneAlarm requires installation of toolbars (and forced use of their page as browser home page) in order to install latest update. This is unacceptable. I'm moving to a competing product. Goodbye, ZoneAlarm!

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  • 3 stars

    "All good things come to an end"

    July 05, 2014   |   By trektrail

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    Simplicity of use. Ease of function. Comprehensive protection.

    Cons

    My download from Zonealarm included babylon and montera toolbars.

    Summary

    I gave a three star rating for the program itself. Without the malware i would have given 5 stars. No paid edition for me.

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  • 2 stars

    "Nice Firewall with a browser hijack!"

    July 01, 2014   |   By int_revisor

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    Nice firewall with good control.

    Cons

    I used the web installer of zone alarm for the first time. If you try to skip all offers you will get the toolbar with browser hijack anyway. Guess what?! After uninstalling the toolbar you will see a webpage to manually restore search settings and home page for your browser. Web installer sucks!!

    Summary

    I'm done with new versions of ZoneAlarm. I've just reinstalled previous version "zafwSetup_131_211_000" with md5 "A7A616F0902E41621EB15EDB50F209CF", if you are interested to download it somewhere. No toolbar there if you skip all offers.

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  • 1 stars

    "So very disappointed in ZoneAlarm"

    June 23, 2014   |   By 5johndad5

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    No viruses or other attacks during the 2 weeks this was installed on my computer

    Cons

    You MUST accept ZA's Toolbar and Search to install on your computer so they can make money on their 'Free' firewall and antivirus.
    I thought that should not be a problem. Zone Alarm is a reputable company and I can just uninstall them. Thought the uninstall was successful until a couple of days ago. My start page and search engine were hijacked by the 'deleted' ZA toolbar and search engine. I spent several hours trying to remove this program from my computer until I decided to go thru CCleaner's uninstaller.

    Finally I am free from ZoneAlarm Free!!

    Summary

    Unless you like Conduit Toolbar and Search engine I would stay away from this program. Too bad too. ZA used to be a very reputable company. I will not make this mistake again. Funny thing is they really would like me to pay for their Pro version. Not on your virtual life!

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