ZoneAlarm Pro

ZoneAlarm Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 293 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5.722
  • Total Downloads:
    1,785,036
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    48
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Along with its effective and easy-to-use firewall and additional security features, this new version of ZoneAlarm Pro brings mostly solid antispyware protection to the table. ZoneAlarm Pro makes configuring a firewall, which sounds like a daunting task for the majority of computer users, incredibly easy with the included wizard. Maintaining and updating settings also is a snap when you're using the application's stylish interface and its simple slider controls. The app now boasts an ultrasecure triple-layer firewall, which safeguards your machine's OS and Registry. Experts will appreciate options that let them set up custom rules. The program's Zones feature also allows you to assign different security levels for a local network and the Internet. We found ZoneAlarm Pro very good at recognizing and automatically including settings for our local network. In all our tests, the firewall guarded against all external and internal threats it encountered.

ZoneAlarm Pro includes a cookie cleaner, an ad blocker, a pop-up stopper, and new antispyware tools. Happily, the app offers both real-time protection against malware as well as a scanning engine. In our tests, spyware scans were blisteringly fast and almost always accurate, though ZoneAlarm Pro did leave a few minor traces that some dedicated utilities removed. The real-time module also fared pretty well, but we wish it offered more information on potential threats from directly within the program. Elsewhere, we like the configuration options for the privacy-protection features, which let you individually apply settings to different Web sites. The ID Lock feature, which lets users specify what information the firewall should prevent from being sent out via the Web or e-mail, also is a nice touch. With a tougher firewall and the addition of antispyware tools, this excellent program just keeps improving.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 293 votes

    • 5 star 124
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 63
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5 stars

"Very good, easy and powerfull tool"

March 14, 2007  |  By Gregory Matveev

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

Everything in one pack.

Easy to manage, simple interface.

Many, many features.

My internet is much faster now, because it helped me to successfully find and block few trojan/adware things.

Cons

I have bought a french version, and I only can update it to another french version, however I speak english.

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5 stars

"Number 1 Firewall"

March 11, 2007  |  By Zombiegod

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

Simple to use. Better layout than Outpost

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4 stars

"The original firewall"

March 07, 2007  |  By network4you

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

I get nostalgic about the ZA firewall. The original and is still the best. The price tag is steep considering windows firewall is free, but still worth it.

Cons

the price tag

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1 stars

"Not worth it..."

March 06, 2007  |  By Spown8661

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

blocks everything

Cons

Complex, freezes up, you have to restart your computer a lot, can block you off from the internet, blocks off shared computers in network, etc.

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5 stars

"Excellent security features. Powerful yet very easy to configure"

February 25, 2007  |  By Cronos

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

**** I'm using the PRO version, i.e. the non-free version.

**** This program is easy to configure.

When you first run the program, it detects all of the programs that you execute, and adds them to a list. If x program tries to connect to the internet, ZA will alert you and will ask for an action (either allow or deny access).

**** It also includes an OS firewall, so any activity within your system will be monitored.

**** Within ZA you can see all programs connected to the internet, and you can even see the properties of those applications.

**** But this program is not only for newbies, it also includes several options for more advanced users.

**** It also includes an antispyware scanner wich is very useful, even if you already have one.

**** One of my favourites features is the "ad blocking". You can choose to block an ad and fill the blank space with nothing, with the word [AD], or even you can choose to show a box, and when you mouse over it, the ad appears!!! this is great.

**** Another great feature is that, if a trojan/worm disables ZA client, the vsmonitor program will PREVENT ANY PROGRAM FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET, thus protecting your sistem.

Cons

**** The first time I installed it, ZA blocked my internet connection, Firefox and several other programs didn't load, and no program could access the internet.

**** Later I discovered this is a feature that prevents a malicious program from accessing the internet.

**** My ZoneAlarm didn't work because a TROJAN disabled it, so ZA stopped every internet connection...

******* IF YOU CANNOT CONFIGURE ZONEALARM, OR IF IT NOT LOADS, CHANCES ARE YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED!!!*******

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5 stars

"beyond the best"

February 21, 2007  |  By firefox nut

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

great protection! when i had it, not a single spyware entered my computer. Just cool! worth payin.

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3 stars

"Its good but so are other firewalls. Unstable."

January 31, 2007  |  By shavenstringer

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

The best interface. Easy setup and access to features. Simple to configure.

Cons

Sometimes my internet connections would lock up. I changed to Comodo and I dont have the problem anymore. Resources hog. Not very stable. I dont understand why people say that it is the best. There are other firewalls that past leaktest just as well and dont have the stability issues of ZA.

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4 stars

"nice product"

January 09, 2007  |  By ebethw85

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

It gives you free updates of the product, unlike Norton where you have to pay an additional $30 or so each year. Seems to block all the bad stuff.

Cons

The popups that appear each time a new program is opened or being installed is sort of annoying, but that's how a firewall works. Also, the actual appearance of the program could use some updating.

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5 stars

"Simple yet effective"

December 25, 2006  |  By Sir Ali

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

Blocks almost any attack and secure open ports perfectly. Easy to use for novices. Not a lot of confirmation messages.

Cons

Very slow at system start-up. GUI could have been better...

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5 stars

"great"

December 14, 2006  |  By Caifan-

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.722

Pros

This is the best personal firewall...you have to do some research on how a firewall works...make sure you know what you're blocking and unblocking

Cons

none

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date June 16, 2006
Date Added June 16, 2006
Version 6.5.722
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zapSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,785,036
Downloads Last Week 48
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95

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