ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3463 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.530
  • Total Downloads:
    51,128,864
  • Date Added:
    November 19, 2003
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,159
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

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5 stars

"I've been using Zone Alarm firewall for the last 20 ys"

September 13, 2014  |  By Nickreviews

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

I have been using Zone Alarm firewall for the last twenty years, very happy with it. No issues whatsoever.. Thank you Check Point team, Well done.

Cons

None. so simple to use.

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1 stars

"First install of all-in-one free suite and it wants $50"

September 11, 2014  |  By jcadbiz

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

ONLY Deceptive - which is better than being murdered or something.

Cons

Criminal behavior - fraudulent. PSYCHOPATHIC BUSINESS MODEL TRIES TO FORCE YOU TO BUY UPGRADE AFTER INSTALLING FREE PRODUCT. THIS MAY BE A NEW "IDEA." BET THEY GET BUSTED FOR IT!

Summary

Dark side element counts on having you install a deep program (roots into the pre-boot pre-windows) of a free product so that you have "bought into" the program (worried you can't / don't want to have to uninstall it. Not to mention 200MB VC++ library download that it installed from MS) Now they simply try and make you pay for a different "product." Psychopathic!
GO TO HELL.

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3 stars

"Over the Years with ZoneAlarn"

August 18, 2014  |  By ONEderer

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Summary

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

Pros

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.

Cons

Haven't found anything special to mention.

Summary

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Summary

Look elsewhere

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1 stars

"ZoneAlarm Free Now Installs Malwares, DO NOT INSTALL"

August 03, 2014  |  By mikemtn55

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

Pros

ZoneAlarm's free firewall has always been very good, although now consumers are forced to install unwanted malwares. Therefore, no pros at all. ZA has gone over to the dark side, installing malware instead of protecting from malwares.

Cons

Forced installation of Browser Hijack, Search Hijack. Difficult to remove unwanted forced programs are the very essence of MALWARE.

Summary

A good firewall ruined by the lack of integrity now running the show. This ZA Firewall is supposed to protect from malwares, now it installs malwares instead. AVOID AT ALL COST !

Updated on Aug 7, 2014

Update: Another poster replied that consumers are given the option to "opt out" of the Browser Hijack and Search Hijack during the installation process. This is not true. ZoneAlarm Free Firewall cannot be installed without these two malwares. Also, the two malwares can be uninstalled after the fact, but reinstall themselves later. Obviously the other poster has not attempted to install the most recent version, nor read the product description.

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5 stars

"Best Firewall"

July 15, 2014  |  By UberReviewer

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

Pros

simple to use and it has lots of features.

Cons

none that i know of

Summary

This is the best firewall ive ever used, the only one that even comes close is the old Jetico version 1.0?

If you have the money i reccommend the full version because it has even more features that will amaze you, but the free version of ZoneAlarm is still the best out there.

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1 stars

"Not Free - Requires forced ads."

July 13, 2014  |  By dlcnetx

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

Pros

Used to provide excellent when provided by original developer.

Cons

The so-called free version will no install unless the user agrees to forced ad's by integration into windows explorer and selecting Zone-Alarm as the default search engine. It's no clear that these selections can be de-activated after installation, and still have functioning protection.

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1 stars

"don't waste your time, use at your peril"

July 12, 2014  |  By snakeydee

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

Pros

easy to install

Cons

invasive, blocked my internet banking and difficult to remove, leaving behind UNWANTED processes that cannot be removed

Summary

i tried this and regretted it .. it blocked my internet banking and when i uninstalled it, it left TWO processes behind that i am unable to remove, the manufacturer does NOT offer support or advice form 'free' software

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1 stars

"Won't install without toolbar."

July 09, 2014  |  By djemkitso

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

Pros

I've used ZoneAlarm as my primary firewall for many years. It's been solid.

Cons

ZoneAlarm requires installation of toolbars (and forced use of their page as browser home page) in order to install latest update. This is unacceptable. I'm moving to a competing product. Goodbye, ZoneAlarm!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date November 19, 2003
Date Added November 19, 2003
Version 4.5.530
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zafwSetupWeb_133_052_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,128,864
Downloads Last Week 2,159
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Individual use only
Price Free

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