ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+Firewall User Reviews

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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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