ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3464 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1.065
  • Total Downloads:
    51,128,864
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,159
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    1.9

    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 68
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    out of 3464 votes

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1 stars

"I wish I could rate lower!"

March 30, 2013  |  By draoi

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

There choices other than ZoneAlarm and CheckPoint!

Cons

This is MalWare and ShoveWare! I take offense to any software which installs components I do not want without permission. Tech Support for ZoneAlarm is useless and will drain your System Resources without meaningful benefit. I had used ZoneAlarm as paid user since version 2x; the destruction of the product as viable Security SoftWare became complete with version 10x. I have removed ZoneAlarm from all systems I support and have BlackListed CheckPoint as a Company.

Summary

Use AnyThing Else!

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1 stars

"Total Garbage"

February 24, 2012  |  By Endless Jargon

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

The only pro I can think of is the relative flashiness of the UI and installer. This, however, presents it's own problems (discussed later on).

Cons

This program is riddled with bugs, and the UI has been simplified to the point where, if advanced controls exist, I was unable to find them. Furthurmore, a lot of the customizable options for more fine-tuned based control have been removed (or are hidden somewhere where they aren't so obvious). Zone alarm was great before, I am not sure what passed through the developer's minds with this.

Summary

I thank the virgin mother herself that I somehow still have the old setup file and was able to downgrade my version.

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1 stars

"Absolute disaster"

January 20, 2012  |  By Vo_Rogue

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

None to think of.

Cons

Screws up your system right royally and even if you revert to an older version you will not totally get rid of the problems.

Summary

As a very long time user of Zonealarm Pro I was dumb enough to upgrade to the new version. What a disaster. Days and days and days of misery.

Avoid it at all costs as it is a dog.

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3 stars

"Works good but I like older versions of ZAlarm better"

December 28, 2011  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

It protects with inbound and outbound protection that Windows Firewall and some other Firewalls do not.Hint...If you don't like this version and want a good working one go to olderversions.com and get and older version of ZoneAlarm.I have been using it for 7 years and it has saved my hide more than once blocking inbound attempts to my computer.Older versions also have the logs so you can see what tried to inter your computer.They also let you use stealth mode.

Cons

Older versions were better in my opinion

Summary

I still use ZoneAlarm but use and older version that still works great and blocked several inbound attempts a couple of nights ago from a hacker.It already knows and shows what programs I have allowed.It has inbound and outbound protection.Windows Firewall does not have outbound protection.

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1 stars

"What a joke."

December 26, 2011  |  By Drifter1769

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

1. It's free?

Cons

1. Slows machine down badly.
2. Vegas wouldn't take odds against the average 12 year old hacking this firewall without taking time for a sip of Redbull.
3. This program does not have sufficient options to provide any real level of security.
4. It considers almost any program on you computer that connects to the internet to be a threat. Which means it has a lot of false negative and an inexperienced user is going to end up having to uninstall the program just to connect to the internet.

Summary

Don't waste your time, there are much better free programs out there. Comodo firewall and Online Armor are a few.

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2 stars

"RUN AWAAAAY"

December 24, 2011  |  By dngrs77crvs

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

None that I can find

Cons

Blocks Firefox & Chrome at random even tho they have green checkmarks.
Bloated
User-unfriendly
Pretty much everything about it.

Summary

Stick with version 9 or find a different company.

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5 stars

"it is very effective."

December 23, 2011  |  By moorwood

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

It warns me when suspicious connections are attempted with enough information to allow me to decide whether to block it.

Cons

Even though I ask it to remember my actions it doesn't seem to do it.

Summary

I feel more confident having this program active

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1 stars

"EVEN WINDOWS FIREWALL CAN WIN THIS~!!! V10 sucks~!!!"

December 22, 2011  |  By venesliew

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

-nothing... ya its true... believe it...

Cons

-full of bug
-at least 5x boot up time compared to windows firewall or V9

Summary

obviously its a spyware... if u wanna a a better protection dun ever upgrade to version 10. stay at version 9 or use windows firewall. its a shame tat zonealarm even worse than windows firewall.

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1 stars

"This was the last Check Point before the finish line"

December 21, 2011  |  By iepy

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

Free horror for you and your computer.

Cons

Eats lots of resources, it's full of bugs, the interface was horribly murdered.

Summary

Thanks for this version, it was the first ZoneAlarm bad enough to make me switch to another firewall. I have Comodo now and internet transfers are MUCH faster. And not just compared to the latest ZoneAlarm version, I'm having the same internet line for over a year, and I didn't even know how fast it was until I got rid of that disease from Check Point. So it's not just the latest version.

Looks like ZoneAlarm slowed down with each Check Point, and now it just passed the last one and it's going to its finish line.

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1 stars

"I despise zone alarm. Double jeopardy for zone alarm.."

December 20, 2011  |  By gizmorip

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.1.065

Pros

None except Its free

Cons

Might be designed and controlled by Mossad.
zone alarm used to be good. Now, they might want us to buy their full version for better experience.
This version is certainly a bug release!

Summary

Though aren't many choices available in free firewall's. Nonetheless there are other alternatives like pc tools firewall free, though not the best but it's better than zone alarm. Comodo is also good.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.1.065
New user-friendly design:
  • Easy for all levels of users
  • Confirms protection at a glance
  • Indicates security components you have and do not have
New Installer:
  • Makes securing your computer faster and easier than ever.
  • New Quick install reduces time to get started
  • Web installer also shortens and simplifies entire download and install time

Enhanced Cloud Security: Continued growth of DefenseNet, the 3rd generation cloud technology that detects 50,000 - 75,000 new applications every day to improve firewall protection and make it work quietly and automatically.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date November 10, 2011
Date Added November 11, 2011
Version 10.1.065
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zafwSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,128,864
Downloads Last Week 2,159
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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