ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3463 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    110.000.057
  • Total Downloads:
    51,128,864
  • Date Added:
    February 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,159
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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4 stars

"Very good but versions before 10.00 were better"

April 09, 2013  |  By wothan50

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

Since more than then years now ZoneLabs is considered either by home users nor professionals as the state-in-the-art soft firewall. It's clear and very easy to use, however more technical options are ready to activate trough simple steps.
Simply the best !

Cons

Unfortunately the new versions above 9.57.00 have cancelled a basic but VERY MUCH APPRECIATED function i.e. the in-out/green-red tray icon illustrating internet flow. I think soft developers have missed the importance of such function: all users I read or listen to confirm me it's the main reason they decided to change firewall.
The second main argument is the intrusive obsessional pop-ups asking for upgrade! It's an absolute shame as these two main marketing changes generate a huge loss of aficionados of ZoneAlarm Firewall. I personally never understood the motivation of the developing team as such moves were more destructive than productive !
Best regards

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3 stars

"Just an okay product"

April 04, 2013  |  By Monty

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

It is free and does provide protection

Cons

Not compatible in many ways, especially if you add certain software or hardware. Also, keep getting upgrade to paid subscription messages.

Summary

I gave up on Zonealarm years ago because I used to get annoying popups "Device not found", and went to a paid firewall. I thought I would try them again but now with Windows 7 and it worked for a while but after I updated the version, I now get those annoying "not found" popups. Forget about contacting them. They do not provide a phone number and refer you to their FAQs.

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1 stars

"What has happened?"

March 31, 2013  |  By ghb

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

NONE JUNK!

Cons

Horrible!!

Summary

One day I am running the old zonealarm that I have ran for years with never an issue of any kind. Then one day I suddenly lose my network meter which popped up showing in and out traffic, which was my most favorite feature. Then I was asked, I think, to upgrade and I don't believe I would have though much about it being zonealarm, now I have a completely different version. How did this happen. I feel like I was taken hostage by ZoneAlarm. Now I can't completely remove it. It crashed my system leaving me a black screen with only my cursor arrow, it was a nightmare and took my massive amount of time to get things going again in windows 7. Do not install is all I can say. ZoneAlarm has really screwed up a really good product and I have been so grateful for over what must be at least 10 years. ZoneAlarm has never allowed my computer to be infected with some other maintenance of course and vigilance, but now, what do I do. I can't find another firewall that is like ZoneAlarm was. I hate zonealarm for what they have done and will never buy any product from them regardless. This is a really sad day and I am beyond mad. Basically SCR*W YOU ZONEALARM YOU SU*k. Just a warning DON'T INSTALL THIS CRAP OR YOU WILL REGRET IT, AND THIS IS JUST MY OPINION. I have never had a program do my system like this one has, a virus is easier to deal with than this. I am sorry to the public to be so upset but it just a fact. I don't ever write reviews either, but it was also CNET saying this is great stuff. I don't think so!!!

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5 stars

"Great Firewall & Super Protection"

March 29, 2013  |  By smokiebandit

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

I'm running Windows 8 and Zonelarm works very well on it. ZoneAlarm is recommended by me over Windows Firewall as it provides more protection. ZoneAlarm as stated above provides outbound firewall protection in addition to inbound protection to stop spyware from phoning home and botnets from taking over your PC. So grab this one!

Cons

Nothing. Works as advertised!!

Summary

Great Software!

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4 stars

"Great, but one problem for me"

March 21, 2013  |  By opaoma11

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

Worked great for years. Has features that I liked and haven't found on any firewall program so far.

Cons

Does not allow Rosetta Stone program to work. Am searching for a replacement firewall.

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4 stars

"A good free solution."

March 14, 2013  |  By TheTD80

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

Everything a decent firewall should do.

Cons

It doesn't have an offline installer.
Really have to change the startpage and search engine at first with Internet explorer but they can just be changed back in settings.
Paranoid skitzo's reviews below, stating it is a spyware program. (what the hell are you hiding, you creep.)

Summary

I wanted to control which programs could use my bandwith and I got it to do just that. Just had to fiddle with the default settings.

Updated on Mar 21, 2013

I do not recommend installing their Anti-virus cause my system became extremely slow right after I got it. I uninstalled the whole thing and reinstalled the free firewall, problem fixed.

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5 stars

"Works Better than Paid Firewalls"

March 13, 2013  |  By JubileeHearts

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

I love ZoneAlarm, I've used it for years after paying for less effective ones. ZoneAlarm alerts me whenever a program or a website tries to get online sneakily. I've never had a firewall alert me constantly as this one does. Some alerts I tell ZoneAlarm it doesn't have to alert me, others it's necessary and I'm thankful for these alerts. I would absolutely recommend this to friends and family. It's so easy to install and immediately after, you're protected! ZoneAlarm is always one of the first programs I install on my new computers. Love It!

Cons

There have been times that ZoneAlarm suspects a safe download that I initiated as a threat, when it does this, I sometimes need to completely shut down ZoneAlarm so that the download will process. That hasn't happened often, but when it does, it is annoying...and yet I'd rather have something kill my internet for safety measures than to keep the internet line open for a true threat to come through.

Summary

I love it, this may not be the case for everyone, but for me, it suits my needs and I haven't had a virus in years since using it in combination with Avast.... that's enough for me to keep coming back.

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1 stars

"Messed up my computer"

March 13, 2013  |  By embellina

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

There are none!

Cons

Everything!

Summary

I'm not a tech junkie, or even really remotely tech savvy. I downloaded this program because I thought it had good enough reviews, that I could trust it. Once downloaded, it made my computer very slow, I could not use my browser (chrome), and it would shut it down to this blue screen after about 120 seconds every single time, saying something about "physical memory dump." Everytime I tried to uninstall it, it would close down windows and show the blue screen. I finally tried to uninstall it in safe mode, and that worked. I don't understand how it can work for anyone, it completely messed up my computer. I don't recommend whatsoever.

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5 stars

"Always On Guard."

March 08, 2013  |  By DCashOvaHoney

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

Always Informative To Both User An Community.Great Firewall With Loads Of Useful Features An More Importantly Give The User A Small Informative Screen To Let The Know Whats Going On.

Cons

None.....................

Summary

Best Then An Now Locks Your Host Files An In combination With DNSCrypt From Open DNS You Are More Protected.

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1 stars

"Incompatible software. WHY!?!?"

March 08, 2013

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.057

Pros

Was the best, not anymore.

Cons

Was the best program around n now I have to load bloatware on my pc to get this to run correctly?? NOOO WAY!!

Summary

"Your computer is running a version of windows that is incompatible with this software" and why is this happening?? UN'BULL'IEVABLE!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 110.000.057
Version 110.000.057 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date January 31, 2013
Date Added February 03, 2013
Version 110.000.057
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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