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  • 5.0 stars

    "No freeware hassles if u click "Skip all offers""

    October 14, 2013  |   By Anu_kailash

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Excellent firewall. Have used it for years.
    Recently while trying to install the latest version on my parent's PC, I was initially irritated to find that some other toolbar etc is being forced on me, so I cancelled the installation. Later I figured out how to skip the extra freeware. I see many users complaining about the freeware, hence this review. There is a tiny link at the bottom of the installation window which says "Skip all offers". On clicking that you can install ZA without any problems.

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    It would be good to have "Skip all offers" link in a more prominent way. Many users are misled into thinking that they have no choice but to accept the freewares. The CNET user rating seems to be affected by this one point for this popular firewall.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent free firewall, protects system from intrusion"

    October 13, 2013  |  

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Easy to understand user inteface, simple control.

    Cons

    many features have been removed comparing with previous versions.

    Summary

    For those who complains about Forced toolbar or homepage :

    You can opt out of any changes to the browsers homepage or default search by clicking on "Skip All Offers" on the install screen.
    Click Custom Install
    Clear the boxes for the options you want to disable.
    Click skip all offers

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good free firewall"

    September 6, 2013  |   By fearlessscientist

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Strong inbound and outbound control
    Stealths all ports
    Lightweight

    Cons

    Nothing so far

    Summary

    After reading many forums I try different firewalls like Comodo and OA, but I keep coming back to ZA for its sheer simplicity. Like this product. You can easily skip the toolbar and home page highjack. Pay attention while installation.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Forced trash-ware installs, so I did not use it"

    August 23, 2013  |   By RHinCT

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    I have used Zone Alarm's free firewall (but none of the rest of the Zone Alarm collection) for years and been happy with its performance. I have no doubt that the firewall continues to give exemplary results.

    Cons

    In order to install the latest edition of Zone Alarm's free firewall the install process required that I agree to having trashy, intrusive garbage-ware installed to disrupt my work. Sorry, that simply is not going to happen. So after years of satisfied use I will get along without Zone Alarm.

    Summary

    To be fair, in all the years I have been using Zone Alarm's free firewall they have not received any payment from me at all. That sort of thing happens when something is free. My suggestions to several businesses that they should consider the paid version of the Zone Alarm firewall is the extent of my reciprocity for its use. They are perfectly within their rights to set rules about what non-monetary price the unpaid users of their "free" software must be subjected to. And their users are within their own rights to find that too high a price, as I have.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Best free firewall."

    August 14, 2013  |   By Son_of_Earth

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Lets you control which programs can use the net. (if set right)
    Offers anti-virus for free which uses kapersky engine.

    Cons

    Forced toolbar or homepage.
    A bit too heavy on resources.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "There's a downside to this rather good product"

    August 7, 2013  |   By rolo8b

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Good Firewall

    Cons

    My beef is the " Zone Alarm Search "
    You are forced to install their Tool Bar & Zone Alarm Search...The latter will HiJack and take over your browser...And it will be a
    thorn in your side trying to undo it....

    Summary

    To Zone Alarm : Its bad business to be made to install "FORCED PROGRAMS", that HIJACK a persons p-uter.....
    And for that reason alone i will never-ever purchase your product.. amf !

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Almost Perfect"

    August 3, 2013  |   By 1ndiana

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Provides good anti-virus and firewall

    Cons

    Have to manually update

    Summary

    In my opinion, this is the best anti-virus software there is. I've been using it for years on my PC and the free version on my laptop. For what I use it for, the free version covers everything on my laptop. Definitely a must-have for all new laptop buyers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free Firewall..........forces Anti Virus"

    August 2, 2013  |   By gar29

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    free as it has been

    Cons

    says free firewall but it gives you the unwanted anti virus

    Summary

    It says free firewall only (which it was before)but downloads the antivirus. If you look at the download links they are identical for the so called free firewall and for the free firewall and antivirus.
    What is up with that?

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  • 2.0 stars

    "no longer updates, now having virus issues"

    August 1, 2013  |   By glitterninja

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    used to work great

    Cons

    I cannot get it to update, and in the last few weeks I have gotten three trojans.

    Summary

    For a long time I wasn't able to download it unless I also got their browser toolbar, and when I asked on their support chat why that was mandatory, I was told to download the toolbar then just manually uninstall it. After a whole bunch of complaints, ZA finally allowed installation of their firewall without that toolbar. I updated ZA at that time, then discovered I could never update it. Every day since I installed months ago, a window pops up telling me I'm past due for an update. No matter what I try, it won't update, and the "update" option is greyed out. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no effect. In the last few weeks I have gotten three trojans even on days I didn't download any files, so I'm going to have to go to another product. I happily used ZoneAlarm for six years, but the last several issues have just been too much.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "May protect you from hackers, but not from Zone Alarm!!"

    July 30, 2013  |   By Zowie2010

    Version: ZoneAlarm 110.768.000

    Pros

    Prior version was a good firewall. Have not idea about latest version, as I chose not to install it.

    Cons

    Forces you to make Zone Alarm your default search engine and home page in order to install it. If you read their privacy policy, they are going to track you with gifs, not just cookies. No thanks!

    Summary

    Keep using your old version or find a new firewall. My privacy is more valuable than the price of a firewall.

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