ZoneAlarm Security Suite

ZoneAlarm Security Suite

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 742 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.483
  • Total Downloads:
    2,022,951
  • Date Added:
    July 15, 2008
  • File Size:
    3.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    60
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Along with its effective and easy-to-use firewall and additional security features, this new version of ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite revamps the mostly solid antispyware protection introduced in the last release.

ZoneAlarm's wizard makes firewall configuration and maintanence incredibly easy, with a stylish interface and simple slider controls. The app boasts an ultrasecure triple-layer firewall and experts will appreciate the customizing options. The Zones feature allows you to assign different security levels for local networks and the Internet. The program was very good at automatically including our local network settings and auto-detected wireless machines. In all our tests, the firewall held strong against all threats it encountered.

The suite also includes an antivirus scanner, a cookie cleaner, ad and pop-up blockers and new antispwyare 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 some minor traces were left behind. The real-time module could have offered more information from directly within the program on potential threats.

Other features include Web site-specific protections, an ID Lock for personal information and a configurable site-blocking content filter. Security Suite also incorporates the company's IMSecurity program, which protects instant-messaging programs from spam and encrypts messages (so long as the person on the other end also is using IMSecurity). Users looking for one solution to almost all their Internet-security concerns can turn to ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite.

 
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4 stars

"ZONE ALARM TOTAL SECURITY SUIT"

August 22, 2008  |  By UberDevilDog

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

Good interface, decent protection, lets little slip by. Has ability to learn what programs you use and let them have internet. Cool system tray icon that shows internet traffic. Strong firewall.

Cons

USES LOTS OF RESOURCES!!!! Average use is about half a gig of RAM. As said before, it wants you to schedule a scan every month and they take some time, it does Virus scan, THEN spyware. Doesn't update very often. Can't install on a 64 bit system.

Summary

Good program, worth the money, but I am going to try AVG Internet Security Suit, then maybe Microsoft's OneCare thing and some others before making a decision on which on to buy. Hope this helps! <(^.^)>

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3 stars

"Inadequate"

August 20, 2008

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

It did i'ts job fairly well.

Cons

Doesn't find all viruses

Summary

I had this software on my notebook for one year. At the end of the year I decided to change to Kaspersky, which found a number of viruses that ZoneAlarm did not catch.

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4 stars

"Effective, Cooperative, Friendly, Informative Progam"

August 15, 2008  |  By mostimport

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

Unlike Norton, I haven't seen any viruses get through. Also, when there is an alert, it gives you an understandable explanation of what's going on and gives you the option to launch a ZoneAlarm webpage if there's not enough info on the Alert popup. Those webpages are SO helpful, describing exactly the situation you're encountering with invaluable advice, like ZA is in it with you. I've never gotten this from Norton.

It doesn't turn the (sub)title bar red or give you an "!" next to virus/spyware protection if you have Auto Updates turned off. That was the worst thing I hated about Norton.

Good price @$40 for both a Firewall and full Antivirus plus Spyware protection.

The system tray icon changes to a moving bar graph when it's scanning so that you know why things aren't happening immediately.

In the main window it shows horizontal activity indicators for download and upload traffic, something I've not seen in Norton but a comfort to know ZAISS7 is monitoring it all.

The user interface is very friendly and not overly complicated, though there are plenty of options.

I've never had a problem with e-mail before I got this product, so after trying it, I turned e-mail and IM protection off since I don't usually IM. I didn't like the toolbar it installed in OE. I was amazed it actually removed it when I turned e-mail protection off! The sign of a good program that doesn't force itself on you.

There were no incessant reminders my update service is about to expire, unlike Norton. I can see that information for myself clearly displayed in the Overview pane.

Unlike Panda, it works on my Windows XP SP1 OS. I recommend this to everyone with the min. sys. req. who is willing to use this exclusively for firewall/antivirus/antispyware safety.

I also like the Help screen that pops up when I click on it in a certain window of the program. It opens to the exact topic for the category I was in, service I haven't gotten so well elsewhere.

Firewall is fine. Privacy, ID theft not used. Will buy.

Cons

You do have to schedule scans at least monthly or it will flag you for that. Pretty stupid, it seems. If it's protecting me, then it shouldn't be very likely that something slipped onto my PC such that I should need a scan every week. This is fairly insignificant, though.

The trial is only 15 days. 30 would be more reasonable.

Updates leave you clueless as to specifically what it's doing for the two minutes it's downloading and installing the updates. It does tell you generally, but I begin to wonder if it's OK when the progress bar is usually empty or showing no progress. Anyway, it only failed the first time I tried it.

It does slow down my PC at startup to load itself, but not too much. Usually I keep my PC asleep when not in use so there's no bootup. Likewise, programs are delayed in launching slightly while ZAISS7 does its "on-access scanning", but it's not a major inconvenience. I just wish you could create a list of programs to exempt from on-access scanning.

I also wish you could set boundries for your manual/auto PC scans besides the size of the file, such as exempting known program and document folders, but you can only add programs (apparently not folders) to exclude after a PC scan by choosing the item IF it appears in the scan results.

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1 stars

"SUCKS! no 64-bit support; will not install on 64-bit OS"

August 08, 2008  |  By archimedeze

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Cons

Box says it supports "Windows 2000/XP/Vista"; says NOTHING about 32-bit vs 64-bit. ZoneAlarm does NOT work with 64-bit OS; and they REFUSE to give refunds.

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5 stars

"Great "

August 08, 2008  |  By hfhamp

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

So much better than Norton. Loads fast. Great security. Unless someone comes out with something better I'll never have anything else.

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5 stars

"Powerful protection in an easy to manage package"

August 06, 2008  |  By CptQuirk1952

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

Protects your computer with an easy to use interface, and doesn't nag you to death when its time to renew.

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4 stars

"Very good"

August 05, 2008  |  By BigMarioMorra

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

- Great virus/spyware protection

- Many options

- Dosen't slow down the PC

- Keeps itself up to date daily

Cons

- At first, in the learning prosess, it might be kinda annoying for some that you often have to click ALLOW or DENY but it's well worth it after a while.

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4 stars

"Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.0483"

August 01, 2008  |  By southernman142

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

I have had Zone Alarm for about 5 years. I have had McAfee and all the rest. Zone Alarm is the best by far. It can be very techincal ot you can use the "suggested" setting.

Cons

Sometime you can adjust it so much that it won't let you on.

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1 stars

"Terrible"

July 31, 2008  |  By Ronnie1213

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

It does work!

Cons

It never would fully load in XP! I had it on my system since December 2007. The console would lock up and I couldn't do adjustments to the software. This is after 10 clean installs recommended by Zone Alarms customer service form. I couldn't view PDF files even with the lastest Adobe upgrades. Zone Alarm was blocking something else too but I can't remember. I had the lastest upgrades from Zone Alarm but it never fuctioned like the older versions. I was a Zone Alarm customer for 8 years and I always had trouble installing their software. It always seem to work ok in the past after awhile. At least the console wouldn't lock up. But is seems to have gotten worse not better over the years.

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5 stars

"THIS IS THE BEST SECURITY SUITE OUT THERE."

July 28, 2008  |  By hogmeister

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Security Suite 7.0.483

Pros

I have been using Zone Alarm for around three years.
Very easy to use.Just set and forget.Any viruses I have had, have been caught and removed in an instant.Very light on CPU,My start up and log off have had no problems with ZA Security suite.

Cons

no cons at all.

Summary

Easy to use.
Virus scan takes 1hr 45, Spyware full scan takes 30 minutes,and quick scan 5 minutes.
Features,Antivirus,Firewall,Antispyware,Email protection,Identity protection,IM security.and parental control.
One simple security suite which covers alll your needs for safe surfing.
I wouldn't use anything else.A great product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.483
Version 7.0.483 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date July 15, 2008
Date Added July 15, 2008
Version 7.0.483
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.25MB
File Name zaSuiteSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,022,951
Downloads Last Week 60
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95

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