ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 352 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.2.078
  • Total Downloads:
    710,864
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    718
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 352 votes

    • 5 star 251
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 33
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1 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.

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5 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.

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5 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.

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1 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.

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4 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.

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5 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

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5 stars

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

November 09, 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

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4 stars

"A pretty good firewall"

November 09, 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.

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5 stars

"Excellent Protection"

November 08, 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.

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4 stars

"Fair and Square"

November 01, 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.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.2.078
Version 10.2.078 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date August 30, 2012
Date Added August 30, 2012
Version 10.2.078
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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