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December 20, 2005
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An effective and easy-to-use firewall program, ZoneAlarm does a great job of keeping your PC safe from a variety of threats. ZoneAlarm makes configuring a firewall, which sounds like a daunting task to the majority of computer users, incredibly easy with a wizard. Maintaining and updating settings also is a snap when you're using the stylish interface and its simple slider controls. The program's Zones feature also allows you to assign different security levels for a local network and for the Internet. We found ZoneAlarm 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. Therefore, we think ZoneAlarm is an excellent firewall choice for just about any average user.

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  • 3 stars

    "Over the Years with ZoneAlarn"

    August 18, 2014   |   By ONEderer

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052


    Being retired and low income, free Zone Alarm has made it possible for us to keep our computer safe from malicious malware. We are very happy to have had the pleasure of using this product over the years. The software has always run without any problems, and the updates just keep on coming, as needed. With Zone Alarm, we've been able to keep up with the deep-pockets "big-boys". This company is offering a civic service for people who otherwise would have been plagued with Windows incoming malware, which would clog down their machines.


    Hijacking malware in order to install ZA. One is presented with toolbars, search engine, and a pletora of offers that must be declined. It is necessary to click on the "custom" button to have control as to what gets installed into your machine.


    The ZA installation program makes me very happy to being able to use Linux 95% of the time, and avoid such harrassment. It gives us a bad taste to have to deal with such things and Windows. I can only give ZA 3 stars because of the installer program and the malware that comes with it. If ZA would be on the up-and-up like years past, ZA would have gotten 5 stars for the firewall application. That installer has got to go!

    It makes one cringe, having to deal with that kind of undesirable being foistered on us, in order to use such a fine firewall/antivirus checker

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  • 5 stars

    "Great firewall."

    August 16, 2014   |   By smash72

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052


    I haven't had any problems with latest ZA either. Installation went without forcing to install toolbar etc. Just unchecked them before installing. Takes up only 30MB RAM in my machine. Easy to use. No boot delays for me.


    Haven't found anything special to mention.


    Great product. My long time favourite, online armor is my second option. ZA doesn't install anything extra if you don't want it to do that. You can easily skip them. Using ZA with AVG antivirus free 2014 and no problems at all.

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  • 1 stars

    "From best to bloatware that installs malware"

    August 15, 2014   |   By jonnyoda

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052


    Appears to still work. Although it was stuck on install at 55% for 7 minutes.. nearly gave up on it.


    Installs Search Protect despite my clicking to bypass. Thanks for the MALWARE that you are supposed to help protect against ZoneLabs!!! ***??
    The downloader is the size Zonealarm to be... Now its a 44GB d/l.


    Look elsewhere

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