ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 359 votes

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  • Version:
    10.2.047
  • Total Downloads:
    710,864
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 359 votes

    • 5 star 252
    • 4 star 44
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 34
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5 stars

"Zone Alarm is the best!"

May 03, 2012  |  By sunset

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

I have used Zone Alarm for many years and have been completely satisfied. Cnet had informed me of the free Zone Alarm fire wall. Now I am fortunate enough to have the anti virus with the fire wall!
I have used Norton, Trend Micro and Kaspersky. There is no comparison with the detailed information that Zone Alarm provides to the user.

THANKS ZONE ALARM :)

Cons

I have not found any cons at this time.

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5 stars

"Reliable and Optimal, best value for money"

June 03, 2012  |  By StunaStan

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

1. Best Antivirus I have used so far.
2. Very reliable firewall, not had any issues for over 10 years. Prefer it to the internal minimal windows firewall
3. Free to use, which is useful for open source developers, educators, charities and emerging markets, kudos to zonelabs for this.
4. Allows user to easily change each programs rights to access the internet upload or download.
5. Provides computer, email, download and internet protection, all for free!
6. You can carry it on disk and install on any pc before you plug in your external hard drive without dealing with licensing matters. This helps both your clients and you to protect you drives and leave the client with a solid solution.

Cons

Not really a con, though I wish you could team up with router/ access point providers to bundle zonealarm with the hardware so that small office and home network users are secured entirely.
Also perhaps a linux version would be popular with those of us who use both systems.

Summary

I have used zone alarm for over 10 years, I think, since university when I was getting into computing. I have compared with many products over the years but always prefer it to any other including windows firewall. ZoneAlarm firewall is interactive and lets you make choices about what your computer to access. Before upgrading to the Antivirus and firewall version, I had used various antivirus software - the common ones and 2 free ones - avg and microsoft security essentials. None of these were able to clean a hard drive that had a bug I picked up from a computer at work. As we speak there are no signs of the bug and I am gratefull to zonealarm free antivirus and firewall for that and all the years of helping educators, opensource communities, charities and others who rely on the availability of free but high quality products in order to provide the same to others.

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4 stars

"Zone Alarm+Firewall review"

May 30, 2012  |  By kac20

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

Firewall is a excellent and safe product!!
The antivirus has a very good engine and data base

Cons

Internet sufing sometime is lowest and the windows initializing also

Summary

A good and safe free product!

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4 stars

"Check Point's nice surprise is called ZA A+F"

May 26, 2012  |  By Gasgr

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

1)Free
2)A good firewall
3)Good antivirus engine (Kaspersky)

Cons

Not really cons:
1)In the market less than a month
2)A question to fellow users:Does ZA's file download work with Google Chrome? (A con if it doesn't)

Summary

As a computer user for the last 14 years I have used various antiviruses paid and free (Kaspersky, Norton, Eset, Trend, & F-secure & Free:AVG, Avira, BitDefender, MSE) but only one firewall ZA free.
So, I was nicely surprised when ZA offered a free antivirus along it's free firewall.
I have been using it for less than a month that's why the 3.5 stars rating.
I do not know if it is the top antivirus solution plus I might be biased since ZA has always been my firewall but it suits me fine. The future will tell if it's a successful antivirus as it's been a firewall.
I have it on both my Desktop and laptop no problems so far mind you I do not go looking for trouble. (E-mails, lots of browsing and occassional downloads)
Would I recommended? Yes.

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1 stars

"Crashed the computer every time I turned it on."

May 09, 2012  |  By gixxer1100

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

I have happily used Zone Alarm for many years now with no probs whatsoever. Have been a big fan and recommended to other people with nobody ever complaining about conflicts.

Cons

As soon as I installed this version, the computer immediately starting having issues. I was able to move the mouse, but not select a single thing. The only way to stop this was a cold shut down with the power button. Web pages would not load properly, and once again freeze the computer. I uninstalled the Conduit toolbar element of the program hoping that it may help, with no success..... I have now completely removed Zone alarm and won't be using it again.

Summary

A shame that they have taken what was the best product on the market and ruined it. I'm not sure what it's doing now that it didn't before, but it doesn't work. Avoid.

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3 stars

"ZoneAlarm did not live up to my expectations."

May 09, 2012  |  By Kercelia Fletcher

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

The product did manage to catch some threats on my pc.

Cons

I found the product difficult to work with due to its invasiveness. I also found that with this product I could no longer navigate Facebook insofar as visiting my profile page, etc. It caused a lot of problems with my system leading me to ultimately uninstall it completely.

Summary

I have used many free antivirus programs over the years, but I find that some of them go a bit overboard in their protection. In my opinion, ZoneAlarm fits this category.

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4 stars

"Early review but excellent so far."

May 09, 2012  |  By revjmike-2009

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

FREE
Simple to use
Includes Firewall
Fast anti-virus scanning
Most parts of application can be automatically scheduled.

Cons

None so far, except it is a large download.
Also I replaced Microsoft Security Essentials with this suite; and I should have removed MSE before installing this. I had to do it later on; and it gave me fits for awhile getting it deleted.

BTW, ZoneAlarm did disable MSE when installed; but one cannot run both at the same time.

Summary

This free protection suite seems excellent.

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2 stars

"Not a very good av but firewall is pretty good"

May 07, 2012  |  By sirgalhad

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

Firewall is good but the rest sucks.

Cons

Slows down pc...I have used this product several times in the past and have always had problems with it. It has let several viruses and malware get through to my pc in the past so I am really not up to trying this one.

Summary

Go get a good free av such as avast or avira or avg. They at least work and supplement with malwarebytes antimalware and you will be safe.

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5 stars

"best firewall"

May 07, 2012  |  By StarTrek-il

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

easy and strong firewall

Cons

slow update

Summary

zone alarm is the best software for internet security so i recommended to download your free copy now

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4 stars

"ZoneAlarm can protect your computer adequately."

May 04, 2012  |  By Only_The_Truth

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

-Integrated Firewall/Anti-Virus
-Behavior based detection capabilities
-Two-Way Firewall
-Cannot be disabled by Malicious Software
-Web Protection
-Very good at protecting a clean computer
-Does not pose a serious drag on computer performance
-The program generally doesn't bother me.

Cons

-Web Protection often contradicts the on-access scanner
-ZoneAlarm toolbar offers mostly non-security related features
-Sometimes reported a failed cleanup even when it actually removed a stubborn virus off my laptop (I checked.. cleanup was successful.)
-Only updates once every 24 hours.
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Summary

ZoneAlarm can protect a computer from malicious software, and for the most part it can clean them up. I worry however about the disagreement between the web protection and the anti-virus about the tagging of malicious files. I also worry that the toolbar doesn't offer enough security related features to be worth keeping.

All-in-all.. it's not a bad deal. For it being free it certainly deserves to be looked at.

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5 stars

"The best internet security"

May 04, 2012  |  By yilonglin

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.047

Pros

great firewall, sometimes a little annoying, but thats maybe why it's so good. The anti-virus protection is alos very good.

Cons

non so far

Summary

Try it

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General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date May 01, 2012
Date Added May 01, 2012
Version 10.2.047
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zaSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 710,864
Downloads Last Week 718
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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