ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 3471 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.033
  • Total Downloads:
    51,197,661
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,591
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    0 stars Be the first to review this product
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 3471 votes

    • 5 star 1300
    • 4 star 746
    • 3 star 314
    • 2 star 290
    • 1 star 821
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 3213

1 stars

"I've been a fan for years, but now they've stuffed it!"

July 09, 2015  |  By c_ili7

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.209

Pros

- Umm... used to be good?

Cons

- Forces search and toolbar install (will not install without you agreeing to bloatware).

Summary

Whoever made the decision to change install requirements at ZoneAlarm should be fired. They are going to lose A LOT of marketshare on this silly decision. I've sung nothing but praise for this product for years, and even I as a loyal user have changed tact. Good luck getting those 'trying' ZoneAlarm for the first time to commit with these types of permission requirements. Bye!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Incredible SPAM"

July 03, 2015  |  By Peter Andro

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.209

Pros

In the present SPAM condition: NOTHING!

Cons

It imposes itself on your Firefox "new tab" in very annoying blinking advertizes and impossible to get rid of it, even when you uninstall ZoneAlarm, even when you uninstall/reinstall Firefox

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

2 stars

"Latest update made ZA very BAD"

March 07, 2015  |  By multi-timm

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

it alledgedly improves windows security

Cons

After the latest update, applications started hanging, crashing, failing.
things that should simply work, like a browser, started becoming unreliable.
(Iron, Chrome, Firefox, Maxthon)

Summary

I thought firewall software is supposed to be on your side, helping you get rid of unwanted spyware and toolbars (that fall into this category), but now, you can't get zonealarm without a spy toolbar!
After installing this latest version, things stopped working. Maxthon was hanging and crashing, Iron & Chrome started stalling, Firefox started hanging.
I'm uninstalling this, and going back to Windows' built-in firewall and taking a closer look at TinyWall and PersonalFirewall, and maybe the Ashampoo Firewall... all good alternate choices. I've tried Comodo in the past but it seemed rather resource-hungry.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

4 stars

"Still testing it."

March 03, 2015  |  By Batchoy2

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

Solid reviews and proven reputation.
Works quietly on the background.
No nagging ads.
Very simple GUI.
It's almost a "plug and play" app.
Works well on Windows 8.1 and no compatibilty issues with Windows Defender.

Cons

The "Privacy Toolbar" feature doesn't support Chrome.

Summary



Updated on Mar 23, 2015

I installed ZA onto my old Win XP system with Panda Antivirus Free and it worked fine.

Now, regularly being used on my Win 8 with the built-in Windows Defender and it works quietly on the background.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Can Prevent Network Printing W/O Warning"

January 28, 2015  |  By ermannacio

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

Seems adequate in its detection

Cons

Can block local network requests, even on a home network, and won't say it did. This means you may suddenly lose the ability to print and not know why. This is a serious trap that may frustrate MANY users.

Summary

Support or replies to this issue have been non-existent. Do you expect support for a free version? Perhaps not but if it blocks normal activity without warning they had better know. This is simply unacceptable.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

5 stars

"Great Software"

January 11, 2015  |  By SAGauthier0000

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

Easy to install with custom option.
No computer slow down.
Very reliable and easy to use.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I would very well recommend this software

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

3 stars

"Great, If You Can Handle A Speed Reduction"

January 01, 2015  |  By jasonp82

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

Great features
Few popup notifications
Blocks most intrustions
Trusted by many
It's been around a long time...

Cons

Internet browsing speed reduction (Very noticeable)

Summary

After using PC Tools for years, I switched to Comodo's free firewall, and used it for years. I never had any issues with Comodo, and it worked great. Unfortunately, when I upgraded to Win 7, the program would not install correctly and you would wind up in a restart loop which I couldn't fix despite trying many recommended solutions. So it was time to give Zone Alarm another try, as I hadn't in many years.

Zone alarm was easy to install, has a built in list of programs that are generally safe to use (Such as web browsers), so you will receive few popup notifications. Most of the time you don't even know it's down there monitoring, and it seems to be pretty effective. However, I noticed one huge drawback..

After installing (and uninstalling, reinstalling, etc) I noticed a huge performance hit in my internet browsing speed. I was constantly in my task manager trying to see what was going on. The performance hit was not only on my Internet, but with my computer as well. Music would start lagging/skipping, and opening a few tabs in Chrome, for example, would cause an immense amount of memory to be used. The mouse cursor would be sluggish... Through trial and error, I realized it was indeed Zone Alarm.. which is a shame. I would have used it if not for this.

Despite it being a pretty good firewall, especially for the price ($0), I had to uninstall it for good and try another free one. I'm currently exploring PrivateFirewall, which I also downloaded here. So far so good. It's nice to be able to browse with some speed again.

Perhaps this wouldn't be an issue on a brand new computer, though I have a quad core processor with 4GB ram. I don't have any memory/speed issues unless Zonealarm is installed...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"why i tried that WHY??????!!!!!!!!"

December 14, 2014  |  By peter nashaat

 |  Version: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 133.052

Pros

...........................non..................

Cons

Don't even download that it's like pain in ass you can't uninstall it you can't delete it I have tried it just don't waste your time avast or avira or avg are all batter than this chit I told you I have it on my computer and I can't remove it I can't delete it and I tried many uninstallers but it seem like it I stuck with this chit

Summary



Updated on Jan 5, 2015

i finally remove it with file aasaasin

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (1)  

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (2)  

Results 1–10 of 3213

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for ZoneAlarm
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site http://www.zonealarm.com/
Release Date September 30, 2004
Date Added September 30, 2004
Version 5.1.033
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.24MB
File Name zafwSetupWeb_133_209_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,197,661
Downloads Last Week 1,591
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Individual use only
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for ZoneAlarm

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK