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ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall

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Key Details of ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall

  • Protect your PC and your Online world with a robust antivirus solution and firewall
  • Last updated on 07/06/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 22, 2012

ZoneAlarm has long been perhaps the most popular free firewall available, and millions have used it to block unwanted access to their computers. ZoneAlarm generally works well with antivirus software, too, but perhaps you'd be interested in a free antivirus solution that actually incorporates ZoneAlarm's firewall? That's CheckPoint's ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus Plus Firewall. ZoneAlarm Antivirus not only protects your system from unwanted intrusions, viruses, and other malware, but it also includes anti-phishing, site authentication, identity protection, and download management features. It's also available as a premium package. The free tool lacks the premium version's parental controls, virtual browsing, PC tune-up, and support features.

ZoneAlarm Antivirus's firewall component and Identity & Data Protection were active in the program's start window, though the main component, the antivirus protection, was disabled due to a conflict with our existing antivirus solution, which we'd left active to gauge ZoneAlarm's response. We disabled our existing tool, and ZoneAlarm automatically picked up the slack, showing our status for Real-Time Protection, Antivirus Scan, and Antivirus Update. The first thing to do when you're installing a new antivirus program is to update its definitions and make a baseline scan of your computer. We did that, choosing Full Scan with Archives, which we're glad to say found no bad stuff. You can schedule scans, of course, and ZoneAlarm's Settings let you customize scans, too, as well as launch targeted scans, set exceptions, view quarantined files, enable On Access scanning (which scans when you access files) and other options. One feature ZoneAlarm offers is Behavioral Scanning, which includes an extensive checklist of options the program can monitor for suspicious activity. The familiar ZoneAlarm Firewall includes Application Control, which blocks unauthorized access by programs. The Identity & Data tab includes two protection features, Web and Identity, plus 5 GB of online storage space.

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus Plus Firewall has both online and offline Help options, basic support, and some extras like Top 10 Questions. We found it as easy to use as the standalone Firewall, and a lot easier than using ZoneAlarm's Firewall with another antivirus program. ZoneAlarm has stepped up as a significant player in free antivirus solutions.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.8.109.18436

Fixed: For CVE-2020-6013 - Insecure directory privileges allow for a local escalation of privilege on systems not patched with Microsoft CVE-2020-00896

General

Release November 28, 2019
Date Added November 28, 2019
Version 15.8.109.18436

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 924,374
Downloads Last Week 64
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Developer's Description

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus 2019 protects you with a robust antivirus solution and the world's best firewall. ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus is essential to securing your privacy and ensuring you're protected from viruses, malware, spyware, and other cyber threats. You'll be shielded from hackers and protected with unsurpassed online security that will keep your PC and identity safe.
Block viruses and malware. Secure your identity and online privacy. Shield hackers from accessing your PC. Keep your files safe with data encryption.

Key features: Antivirus and Anti-Spyware. We detect and remove viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, bots and other malicious threats. You can browse online with complete confidence that our software protects your PC from hackers. Personal Firewall. Our firewall makes your PC invisible to hackers and protects your data from being compromised. You can instantly disable malicious programs and enjoy proactive protection against cyberattacks. We stop internet attacks at the front door and even catch thieves on their way out. Identity Protection Services. Receive daily credit monitoring to help protect you against identity theft and guard your information from hackers. If something seems suspicious, you can call a credit education specialist to help you validate your inquiry or receive victim recovery assistance (US Only).