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ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.123
  • Total Downloads:
    849,713
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    98
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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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5 stars

"For a free Anti-virus, this one's not that bad"

January 22, 2016

2016-01-22 21:35:23

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 141.011

Pros

No annoying, "Buy this now " ads, works in the background, finds infected files quick.

Cons

Not a while lot.

Summary

Downloaded this for my dad's laptop as those annoying ads in Avast were driving us both insane. It works very well and serves its purpose. It also made it easier for us when he downloaded an infected file to remedy the issue without any major damage to his computer.

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1 stars

"Disaster and creating issues on the "C" drive !"

December 27, 2015  |  By nomeg

2015-12-27 09:15:52  |  By nomeg

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 141.011

Pros

I couldn't find any as I immediately "tried" to delete it.
It's conflicting with Microsoft Security Essentials, a long, long used faithful firewall.

Cons

Conflicting with Microsoft Security Essentials.
Very difficult to delete, and leaves traces on your hard disk which you can't get rid off. When you try a recovery, it impeaches the recovery to be successful.
Don't download !

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5 stars

"Very good! I use ZoneAlarm for many years ago"

October 15, 2015  |  By kac20

2015-10-15 10:40:28  |  By kac20

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 140.522

Pros

ZoneAlarm has firewall + antivirus free

Cons

Version free of firewall + antivirus free has few settings for the user

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1 stars

"Sketchy at best."

October 01, 2015  |  By specstuffer

2015-10-01 05:21:43  |  By specstuffer

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 140.522

Pros

It's free.

Cons

I used Zonealarm firewall for along time so I expected good things from the anti virus. I was disappointed. Updating virus data was erratic. It caught fewer intrusions than AVG. Then they released a program update that refused to install on Win XP. It claimed SP3 was not present even though it was.

Summary

I went back to AVG.

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3 stars

"not best but ok"

June 28, 2015  |  By adrin.sc

2015-06-28 12:29:08  |  By adrin.sc

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

have both antivirus and fire wall whit kaspersky database defention

Cons

free version consist of very lowest feature compare from pro version.
israeli company that maybe spy your important data

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1 stars

"No Customer Service"

April 15, 2015  |  By nomad103

2015-04-15 09:50:39  |  By nomad103

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

None: Won't install.

Cons

I'm using Windows 7 and running the install as administrator. Won't install, keep getting error message #1619, which makes no sense. Can't contact support unless I phone or send a snail mail.

Summary

Don't waste your time with this app.

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3 stars

"WAS A GOOD SUITE, NOT NOW."

March 18, 2015  |  By QuentinTarantino

2015-03-18 04:09:51  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

Great security.
Set and forget.
Does the job well, but................................

Cons

For months I have been having issues with my laptop getting sluggish, I mean some pages taking an age to open. Tried a re install of my Malwarebytes, updated Shockwave player ,Adobe reader etc etc etc.
Little did I know it was ZoneAlarm, besides the high CPU use, it was the culprit for slowing down my laptop. I uninstalled it, went back to Comodo. My laptop is fast again. I never thought for once it would be Zone Alarm.(CheckPoint)

Summary

Good all round security, but made my laptop crawl.

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2 stars

"New edition is VERY problematic, adds spy toolbar"

March 07, 2015  |  By multi-timm

2015-03-07 12:05:54  |  By multi-timm

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

ZoneAlarm was the safe go-to free of charge choice for increasing windows security.
But with the changes, they are becoming more and more permissive into having it approach adware status, although it's in a grey zone and doesn't quite cross that fine line.

Cons

Forced Toolbar installation.
Browsers start hanging and/or crashing after this latest install.

Summary

I thought firewall software is supposed to be on your side, helping you get rid of unwanted spyware and toolbars (that fall into this category), but now, you can't get zonealarm without a spy toolbar!
After installing this latest version, things stopped working. Maxthon was hanging and crashing, Iron & Chrome started stalling, Firefox started hanging.
I'm uninstalling this, and going back to Windows' built-in firewall and taking a closer look at TinyWall and PersonalFirewall, and maybe the Ashampoo Firewall... all good alternate choices. I've tried Comodo in the past but it seemed rather resource-hungry.

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3 stars

"Trusted, but some performance issues"

February 12, 2015  |  By kevinwc11

2015-02-12 08:22:29  |  By kevinwc11

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

We installed it on two of our XP machines when MS stopped supporting Security Essentials for XP. The changeover went well, and security seemed very good.
Didn't seem to be too intrusive...
Probably better on a faster PC

Cons

Overall system perfomance seemed to decrease some, but it was tollerable.
My main problem with ZoneAlarm was their removable media scans slowed progress to a crawl when using CDs or Floppy disks.

Summary

I would rate it as "above average".

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4 stars

"Some difficulties lately so I replaced it with AVAST"

January 25, 2015  |  By kaycey

2015-01-25 21:20:46  |  By kaycey

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall 133.052

Pros

ZoneAlarm had been my trusted anti virus and firewall for years. It is always working in the background non-intrusively.

Cons

However nowadays I need to manually update the anti virus. Lately when I do that the update fails to download. I tried it for several days but without success.

Also a default setting in its firewall for trusted local network was set to high or medium. This caused a shared printer to be unavailable. It took me days of tweaking before I found out this default setting in ZoneAlarm was causing the problem.

Since it is a trusted local network the default setting should be minimal or none. The Windows settings - which is of course can be confusing - should do. Users just got to be careful not to share via Windows a file path to "Everyone" if you are going to use the laptop in a public area. Very risky to do that.

Because of these issues I decided to uninstall ZoneAlarm but without success. I had to download and run a new installation. After that I was able to uninstall it.

Summary

I have replaced ZoneAlarm with Avast. Hope the latter will work better.

Updated on Feb 1, 2015

The recent version of ZoneAlarm caused my old HP laptop running on XP to keep rebooting. At first I thought it was hardware failure; then I found a program VSMON.EXE running in Task Manager taking up 300,000 Kb of memory. I found out that VSMON.EXE is a ZoneAlarm program and it is considered a threat by some reviewers.

After uninstalling ZoneAlarm, my old faithful laptop continues to work without any problem.

As for Avast which I have tried on a new laptop, it is too intrusive, marking a safe exe file from a printer driver as a virus. When you download an exe file from the Internet, it also blocks it without giving you a choice.

Now I use Panda anti-virus. Hope to report on this one. Reviews like this should help developers improve on their software.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.123
Version 15.0.123 fixed VC 14 Redistributable installation issue.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date October 19, 2016
Date Added November 08, 2016
Version 15.0.123
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.37MB
File Name zaSetupWeb_150_123_17051_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 849,713
Downloads Last Week 98
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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