ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "ZoneAlarm is the name, Firewall is the game"

    October 24, 2010  |   By jet_morgan

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    Ive had no problems with the setup or the running of this first class (FREE) program, i have used ZoneAlarm Firewall for as long as i can remember, and i can truly say use it and see, it won't let you down

    Cons

    I don't have any don't likes of any kind about ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

    Summary

    I have used ZoneAlarm Firewall for as long as i can remember, and i can truly say use it and see, it won't let you down. Ive had no problems with the setup or the running of this first class (FREE) program. ZoneAlarm Firewall lets in and lets out the programs you want in and out, and keep out what you want keeped out, the program has never let me down, this is all you need not to bee seen

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good and very reliable"

    October 24, 2010  |   By Stonegrove

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    Everything, always on que

    Cons

    I don.t dislike anything about it.

    Summary

    Excellent stuff

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Lousy - slowed/stopped internet connection completely."

    October 23, 2010  |   By timW59

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    I used to use it before without too much trouble.

    Cons

    Causes far too much trouble that makes it virtually useless.

    Summary

    Totally unintuitive program. Kept blocking Firefox, had to double or triple click web addresses to get on them, and simply wouldn't let Eudora connect to check for email - it would just hang. Didn't matter what settings I put the firewall on - even turning it off wouldn't fix the problem! I'd have to reboot the computer, turn off the firewall, THEN access my email via Eudora. All it was good for was to protect my computer WHEN I didn't need to be on the net. To get online I'd have to turn it off - how useless is that? I'm using Windows 7 - perhaps there's issues with that.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "possible conflict with anti virus program"

    October 22, 2010  |   By zwas

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    I like the stealth mode feature and its anti phising and overall security.

    Cons

    I am using an anti virus program that I believe conflicts with Zone Alarm because after I uninstalled ZA, my machine ran faster than it did with ZA installed.
    Also, ZA does not detect my anti virus program.

    Summary

    While I like some of the features of ZA and I used to love it when I was a beginner computer user, now that I have more experience, I find it difficult to recommend this product at face value. Is it worth the worry to have a program running on your computer that cannot detect your anti virus program?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible software."

    October 22, 2010  |   By psychic99

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    It was good when it worked with Windows XP Service Pack 1.

    Cons

    After I installed this software on my Windows XP with Service Pack 3, it crashed. I reformatted the PC and reinstall this software again, it crashed my PC for the second time. Do you think I still dare to install software on my PC again?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Greatest application out there"

    October 21, 2010  |   By raywill28

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    no effort necessary to get this up and going

    Cons

    can't be beat

    Summary

    On of the best free items on the net,

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Check Point Gave Me A Virus!"

    October 19, 2010  |   By Gold Dust

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    NONE AT ALL!!!

    Cons

    IT IS NOT FREE WHEN YOU HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE A VIRUS REMOVED THAT WAS SENT BY CHECK POINT WHICH GIVES YOU ZONE ALARM!

    Summary

    IT IS NOT FREE WHEN YOU HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE A VIRUS REMOVED THAT WAS SENT BY CHECK POINT.....THE VIRUS TOOK OVER MY COMPUTER AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT WAS SENT MY CHECK POINT WHICH IS THE ONE THAT GIVES YOU ZONE ALARM, IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME CHECK YOUR PROGRAMS FILE AND YOU WILL HAVE A FILE THERE THAT IS CHECKPOINT. MY COMPUTER TECH TOLD ME THAT THIS IS A NEW VIRUS AND THAT I AM THE SECOND PERSON IN TWO DAYS THAT HE HAD TO REMOVE THIS VIRUS FROM THERE COMPUTER. "(DO NOT DOWNLOAD, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED)"

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  • 5.0 stars

    "does what it should and is free"

    October 19, 2010  |   By pheme70

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    easy to install and manage, seems to provide sufficient firewall protection.

    Cons

    When it detects a new network and asks you to set permissions it doesn't identify what network it's talking about.

    Summary

    Fully functional and free, easy to install, use and administer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works well for the amount of use it gets."

    October 18, 2010  |   By babsalot

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    Fast and easy to install. It lets me know when something that I might not want is there, so that I can decide whether to keep it or not. It works well with my other anti virus programs.

    Cons

    The only problem I see is that it really doesn't tell me what the problem is.

    Summary

    It's a very efficient firewall for the price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "kept shutting firefox down"

    October 17, 2010  |   By jammer066

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.076

    Pros

    Zone Alarm works great - very happy with it

    Cons

    big problem that turned out to be a small one - if you have the same trouble - download --msvcr80.dll and replace it - windows\system32\zonelabs\avsys
    or download newer version - but uninstall older version first or you will keep the same problems

    Summary

    after installing newer version have had no other trouble
    something corrupted the msvcr80.dll file in my older version
    newer version cured problem

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