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:
    133.052
  • Total Downloads:
    719,828
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    752
  • 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

    2.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
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    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • 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

"***SPYWARE ALERT***"

December 18, 2014  |  By Paulleewogg

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

None. I did not get to test this out as I refused to let ZoneAlarm hijack my homepage or search engine, which is MANDATORY if you wish to install it

Cons

This software requires you relinquish your preferred search engine and homepage to whatever ZoneAlarm wishes you to have. This strikes me as something an antivirus should be protecting against, not promoting. I did not click on "Quick Install" as I prefer to read what exactly it is that someone else wishes me to get into. When you click on "custom install", you get to see that they wish to hijack your computer in order to give you supposedly free antivirus that's supposed to stop entities other than yourself from hijacking your computer. Seems like a very Orwellian piece of software (aka, POS)

Summary

Any program that wishes to take control of my home page and preferred search engine is spyware/malware, IMHO. As such, I would advise readers to continue on to another free antivirus. I would also advise DO NOT CLICK ON "QUICK iNSTALL" !!! Read what your getting into. Click on "CUSTOM INSTALL", if you must.

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5 stars

"Just the greatest free security software!"

October 13, 2014  |  By D1A4

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

1.Free
2.Reliable
3.Great firewall
4.Kaspersky AV engine

Cons

I need more options

Summary

It's just the greatest free security software on the market, and I've tried many. And yes, Comodo too.

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2 stars

"incompatible"

September 25, 2014  |  By danakabradpitt

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

I cannot think of any.

Cons

I am running windows 8.1 and when I tried to install the paid firewall standalone , it was so incompatible with anything else I had to get it off as quick as I could. That just tells me there is a bit of issues with these guys.

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1 stars

"First install of all-in-one free suite and it wants $50"

September 11, 2014  |  By jcadbiz

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

Deceptive - which is better than being murdered or something.

Cons

Criminal behavior - fraudulent. PSYCHOPATHIC BUSINESS MODEL TRIES TO FORCE YOU TO BUY UPGRADE AFTER INSTALLING FREE PRODUCT. THIS MAY BE A NEW "IDEA." BET THEY GET BUSTED FOR IT!

Summary

Dark side element counts on having you install a deep program (roots into the pre-boot pre-windows) of a free product so that you have "bought into" the program (worried you can't / don't want to have to uninstall it. Not to mention 200MB VC++ library download that it installed from MS) Now they simply try and make you pay for a different "product." Psychopathic!
GO TO HELL.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 133.052
Version 133.052 enhances the antivirus protection
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date August 06, 2014
Date Added August 13, 2014
Version 133.052
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zaSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 719,828
Downloads Last Week 752
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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