ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

CNET Editors' review

ZoneAlarm has long been perhaps the most popular free firewall available, and millions have used it to block unwanted access to their computers. ZoneAlarm generally works well with antivirus software, too, but perhaps you'd be interested in a free antivirus solution that actually incorporates ZoneAlarm's firewall? That's CheckPoint's ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus Plus Firewall. ZoneAlarm Antivirus not only protects your system from unwanted intrusions, viruses, and other malware, but it also includes anti-phishing, site authentication, identity protection, and download management features. It's also available as a premium package. The free tool lacks the premium version's parental controls, virtual browsing, PC tune-up, and support features.

ZoneAlarm Antivirus's firewall component and Identity & Data Protection were active in the program's start window, though the main component, the antivirus protection, was disabled due to a conflict with our existing antivirus solution, which we'd left active to gauge ZoneAlarm's response. We disabled our existing tool, and ZoneAlarm automatically picked up the slack, showing our status for Real-Time Protection, Antivirus Scan, and Antivirus Update. The first thing to do when you're installing a new antivirus program is to update its definitions and make a baseline scan of your computer. We did that, choosing Full Scan with Archives, which we're glad to say found no bad stuff. You can schedule scans, of course, and ZoneAlarm's Settings let you customize scans, too, as well as launch targeted scans, set exceptions, view quarantined files, enable On Access scanning (which scans when you access files) and other options. One feature ZoneAlarm offers is Behavioral Scanning, which includes an extensive checklist of options the program can monitor for suspicious activity. The familiar ZoneAlarm Firewall includes Application Control, which blocks unauthorized access by programs. The Identity & Data tab includes two protection features, Web and Identity, plus 5 GB of online storage space.

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus Plus Firewall has both online and offline Help options, basic support, and some extras like Top 10 Questions. We found it as easy to use as the standalone Firewall, and a lot easier than using ZoneAlarm's Firewall with another antivirus program. ZoneAlarm has stepped up as a significant player in free antivirus solutions.

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall-Protect your PC from various malicious threats with antivirus and firewall.-Download Video Previews:

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Malwarebytes Anti-M...
    Detect and quickly remove malicious threats to your computer.
    Download Or, Learn More About Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • IObit Malware Fight...
    Scan and remove the deepest malware that your antivirus/antispy...
    Download Or, Learn More About IObit Malware Fighter

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Spybot - Search & D...
    Search your hard disk and Registry for threats to your security...
    Download Or, Learn More About Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Avast Free Antiviru...
    Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware.
    Download Or, Learn More About Avast Free Antivirus 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • AVG AntiVirus Free ...
    Protect your computer from viruses and malicious programs.
    Download Or, Learn More About AVG AntiVirus Free 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Ad-Aware Free Antiv...
    Protect your personal computer against virus and spyware attack...
    Download Or, Learn More About Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SuperAntiSpyware Fr...
    Detect and remove spyware, malware, rootkits, trojans, hijacker...
    Download Or, Learn More About SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Hotspot Shield
    Provide secure, anonymous, and private browsing on Wi-Fi hotspo...
    Download Or, Learn More About Hotspot Shield

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • RoboForm
    Login everywhere automatically, so you'll never need to remembe...
    Download Or, Learn More About RoboForm

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Remove PowerPoint P...
    Modify locked Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010/2013 presentations...
    Download Or, Learn More About Remove PowerPoint Password to Modify

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • KPassC
    Store your credentials securely via sophisticated encryption.
    Download Or, Learn More About KPassC

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Avira Free Antiviru...
    Detect and eliminate viruses, get free protection for home user...
    Download Or, Learn More About Avira Free Antivirus

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Deskman
    Secure desktops and lock computers on the network.
    Download Or, Learn More About Deskman

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Comodo Internet Sec...
    Protect PC from viruses, Trojans, worms, buffer overflows, zero...
    Download Or, Learn More About Comodo Internet Security

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • AVG Secure Search
    Protect yourself from infected sites.
    Download Or, Learn More About AVG Secure Search

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Comodo Firewall
    Guard your Windows PC from malware and Internet based attacks.
    Download Or, Learn More About Comodo Firewall

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MaskMe for Firefox
    Create disposable email addresses, phone numbers, and credit ca...
    Download Or, Learn More About MaskMe for Firefox

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Avast Internet Secu...
    Protect your Windows PC from online threats.
    Download Or, Learn More About Avast Internet Security 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • AVG Secure Search
    Protect yourself from infected sites.
    Download Or, Learn More About AVG Secure Search

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • AVG AntiVirus 2014
    Download and exchange files safely, enjoy games and Web surfing...
    Download Or, Learn More About AVG AntiVirus 2014

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Anvi Smart Defender
    Protect computer against viruses, Trojans, adware, spyware, or ...
    Download Or, Learn More About Anvi Smart Defender

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SentryPC
    Monitor, filter, and control all computer activities of your ch...
    Download Or, Learn More About SentryPC

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Hotspot Shield Elit...
    Secure your connection to public Wi-Fi networks with premium VP...
    Download Or, Learn More About Hotspot Shield Elite

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Folder Guard
    Protect folders, hide files, lock applications, and restrict ac...
    Download Or, Learn More About Folder Guard

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 345 votes

    • 5 star: 248
    • 4 star: 43
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 8
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 56

  • 1.0 stars

    "good anti virius, but trying to sell upgrade."

    November 23, 2012  |   By fcrook

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Nice presentation and ease of use.

    Cons

    I don't want a free virus to keep coming up with the upgrade. I uninstalled right away.

    Summary

    Good product but the upgrade was in you face.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "An excellent product"

    November 21, 2012  |   By Officeboy69

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Zone Alarm antivirus and firewall has protected my computer well and I am more than happy with it.

    Cons

    None. Its also free.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect Protection"

    November 17, 2012  |   By SpootyTheWonderKid

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Amazing protection for being a free Antivirus and Firewall. Easy to set up and install without weighing down your system. Fairly quiet except for the occasional popup warning you when something is trying to make changes or download to your system (which is appreciated) not to mention the occasional prompt to upgrade which is also expected. I will be upgrading soon.

    Cons

    None that I have come across yet.

    Summary

    This is a great Antivirus and Firewall. It doesn't slow down your system and doesn't bug you all the time. It's a must have for all computer owners.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Slowed my surfing to a crawl"

    November 12, 2012  |   By GunnyBob

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    None...at...all...really

    Cons

    All. Nearly bricked my pc.And that doesn't require 10 characters.

    Summary

    Absolute, unadulterated piece of garbage.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent protection with a few annoyances"

    November 10, 2012  |   By Bradtex

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    As a longtime Zone Alarma Pro user from 3 years ago, I decided to give the free version a try and find it continues to provide excellent protection and a number of the old software conflicts have been resolved. I plan to continue use of the free version for a few more months before making a final decision to upgrade to the paid version or switch back to a leading competitor.

    Cons

    Blocks some third party download managers and provides no user friendly way to make another download manager the default. I do not like software that forces choices vs. recommendations.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Maximum protection, minimum impact on resources"

    November 10, 2012  |   By Max508

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Based on excellent recent independent lab tests for Zonealarm Free Antivirus and Firewall, I downloaded the latest version to my five year old desktop running Vista. The program downloads its updates and scans in the background with minimal impact on system resources. Since I installed Zonealarm, my system has been better protected than with a previously installed internationally recognized antivirus product. I think the combination of the historically strong firewall and outstanding antivirus works most effectively for Zonealarm and I recommend the current edition.

    Cons

    None so far

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "The best free antivirus + firewall u can get!"

    November 9, 2012  |   By azureplains

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    I've been using zone alarm for a long time. Glad to see that they've made it free now. The best just got better!

    Cons

    it's free.. so there's nothing to complain about

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "A pretty good firewall"

    November 9, 2012  |   By andyash

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Zonealarm caught trojans that had escaped the notice of Avast Antivirus.

    Cons

    Blocked Java applet on keepvid.com so I had to snooze the firewall to be able to convert and download YouTube videos from keepvid.com.

    Summary

    Absolutely recommended as added protection to your computer.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Protection"

    November 8, 2012  |   By Ivy Pearl

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Liter download, powerful scan options

    Cons

    I haven't found any "cons" yet.

    Summary

    I have had Zone Alarm before and really enjoyed it. Now I feel more protected than ever.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Fair and Square"

    November 1, 2012  |   By Some_John

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078

    Pros

    Will help You feeling safe. Good free alternative.

    Cons

    Firewall does not comletely convince me..

    Summary

    Will help You feeling safe. Good free alternative.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-10 of 56

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 10.2.078
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Or, Learn More About ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

Installed

Smart Install
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall