ZoneAlarm Free

3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 (522 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 135,261 downloads

ZoneAlarm includes five interlocking security services that deliver easy-to-use, comprehensive protection. Unlike any other security utility, it incorporates a firewall, Application Control, an Internet Lock, dynamically assigned Security Levels and Zones. Combined, these elements yield the strongest security possible.

Reviews of ZoneAlarm Free

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Apr 10, 2013)

    Programs like this shouldn't even be listed on here.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    Fred G. Sanford

    Reviewing (Jan 4, 2013)

    ZoneAlarm has become absurdly bloated over the last few years. What used to be the first choice for Windows users in need of a simple, fast software firewall will now slow your PC down to a virtual standstill.

    At the same time, they've actually removed features rather than added them. In recent builds the Network Lock and network traffic system tray icon were buggy, so the devs announced that instead of fixing the functions, they would REMOVE them altogether. When ZA users in their support forum complained about this, the thread was locked with a terse message that "no further discussion on this matter will be allowed."

    Almost any other firewall choice is better than the mess that ZoneAlarm has become.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 4, 2013)

    2Mb's in download size my butt. Most certainly it downloads more during installation. Lots more. By the looks of it, a whole 200Mb's plus more in installation size. The last good version was probably version 6.x or 5.5.x

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 4, 2013)

    Agree with Hall9000, added to the fact it's all but impossible to uninstall makes it now the worst firewall in the entire world.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Nov 13, 2012)

    I thought I had posted a review not so long ago and I can't find it. Must have changed my mind. Anyway, Ir is the only firewall that I wouldn't even recommend to my worst enemy. That's how bad it is. Id doesn't slow down a computer, it brings it down to snail speed. Maybe ZoneLab should check what they changed way back in 2005 because that is where the 5 star raitings suddenly dry up.

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