ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3461 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.033
File Size:
3.24MB
Date Added:
September 30, 2004
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
51,118,351
Downloads Last Week:
2,349
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 3461 votes

    • 5 star: 1298
    • 4 star: 745
    • 3 star: 313
    • 2 star: 289
    • 1 star: 816
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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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  • 3 stars

    "All good things come to an end"

    July 05, 2014   |   By trektrail

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    Simplicity of use. Ease of function. Comprehensive protection.

    Cons

    My download from Zonealarm included babylon and montera toolbars.

    Summary

    I gave a three star rating for the program itself. Without the malware i would have given 5 stars. No paid edition for me.

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  • 2 stars

    "Nice Firewall with a browser hijack!"

    July 01, 2014   |   By int_revisor

    Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.2.015

    Pros

    Nice firewall with good control.

    Cons

    I used the web installer of zone alarm for the first time. If you try to skip all offers you will get the toolbar with browser hijack anyway. Guess what?! After uninstalling the toolbar you will see a webpage to manually restore search settings and home page for your browser. Web installer sucks!!

    Summary

    I'm done with new versions of ZoneAlarm. I've just reinstalled previous version "zafwSetup_131_211_000" with md5 "A7A616F0902E41621EB15EDB50F209CF", if you are interested to download it somewhere. No toolbar there if you skip all offers.

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