ZoneAlarm Free

ZoneAlarm Free

3.5 stars

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User Rating

5 5



personal firewall ZoneAlarm provides essential protection for Internet users. Combining the safety of a dynamic firewall with total control over applications Internet use, ZoneAlarm provides protection against intruders. Once you tell ZoneAlarm how you use your computer, the firewall only allows traffic that you approve and initiate. Free for personal and non-profit use. Copyright

FYI: This program offers to install promotional or third party software. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup to avoid installing unwanted software. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher CheckPoint Software Price Free
Version  history Last updated Mar 01, 2023
File Size 5.67 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars33% 13
4 stars10% 4
3 stars7% 3
2 stars30% 12
1 star17% 7
Based on 39 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Used to be a great firewall...but not anymore 1 stars by fwt1111683 Jun 24, 2012
Years ago, ZoneAlarm was a great product. But ever since Checkpoint bought Zone, ZoneAlarm has consistently gone downhill to the point where it can no longer compete with the competition. If you don't have a firewall, get Comodo. If you're using ZoneAlarm, dump it and get Comodo. show Review details
Not user control friendly as it used to be. 2 stars by sonders991 Jun 18, 2012 (Read all my 5 reviews)
I liked Zonealarm when it first came out, but now this version likes to run your computer for you and has much less user control over what comes and goes and seems a bit bloated. Too complicated and has to be 'watched'. I also note it did not 100 pass the 'stealth' tests I usually test firewalls with. There are other ones that are more basic. show Review details
Zone alarm is not for anyone ... period 2 stars by Merry07 Mar 13, 2012 (Read all my 4 reviews)
I had ts version of Zone Alarm Free, right where Id it. ings, the training, etc ... Then I got the updated version. Big and sorrowful mistake on my part. I thought, maybe it's just the free version, so Ii tested some of the Pro trials and it was all the same. The most important feature of any good Firewall program is the ability to halt ALL network traffic. Zone Alarm doesn't allow this anymore? I dropped Zone Alarm 12 years ago because they made updates mandatory in the free version. I heard from a trusted source that their policies had changed. And for a while it looked like they had. So once again, I have to boycott all Zone Alarm products from all the computers I work on. Do yourself a favor and try Personal Firewall instead. show Review details
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