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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 26, 2006
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

Along with its effective and easy-to-use firewall and additional security features, this new version of ZoneAlarm Pro brings mostly solid antispyware protection to the table. ZoneAlarm Pro makes configuring a firewall, which sounds like a daunting task for the majority of computer users, incredibly easy with the included wizard. Maintaining and updating settings also is a snap when you're using the application's stylish interface and its simple slider controls. The app now boasts an ultrasecure triple-layer firewall, which safeguards your machine's OS and Registry. Experts will appreciate options that let them set up custom rules. The program's Zones feature also allows you to assign different security levels for a local network and the Internet. We found ZoneAlarm Pro 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.

ZoneAlarm Pro includes a cookie cleaner, an ad blocker, a pop-up stopper, and new antispyware tools. Happily, the app offers both real-time protection against malware as well as a scanning engine. In our tests, spyware scans were blisteringly fast and almost always accurate, though ZoneAlarm Pro did leave a few minor traces that some dedicated utilities removed. The real-time module also fared pretty well, but we wish it offered more information on potential threats from directly within the program. Elsewhere, we like the configuration options for the privacy-protection features, which let you individually apply settings to different Web sites. The ID Lock feature, which lets users specify what information the firewall should prevent from being sent out via the Web or e-mail, also is a nice touch. With a tougher firewall and the addition of antispyware tools, this excellent program just keeps improving.

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Full Specifications

Publisher ZoneAlarm
Publisher web site
Release Date April 26, 2006
Date Added April 26, 2006
Version 6.1.744
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.87MB
File Name zapSetupWeb_151_501_17249.exe
Total Downloads 1,788,900
Downloads Last Week 10
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95
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