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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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