- Real-time security updates; new attack protection capabilities
- Powerful antivirus protection that stops viruses before they infect your PC
- Proactive firewall protection with multiple layers of security
- Improved operating-system firewall; wireless PC protection
- Essential email security quarantines suspicious attachments
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However, you might as well go download the totally free AVG Free Edition 7.5 on Grisoft's website. You get free daily update with AVG for life. One caveat: it's free only for personal use, not business use.
1) it is very easy to use;
2) it does what it does well.
The firewall aspects of ZoneAlarm are unquestionably top-rate. It is effective, clear, and can be tweaked or configured by more advanced users without being out of reach of other users. It ships with a built-in tutorial that even Mom can follow. In short, you get a good firewall with this product.
The antiviral component is well-integrated and works in the same manner. ZoneLabs has excellent help and support, and the free updates alone are worth the purchase price. Yes, you can get free antiviral software, but what you cannot get is an integrated solution such as this, with support, for well under $20. For its listed price, I would wholly recommend this to anyone without sufficient defenses (WinXP's firewall is not sufficient by itself).
The problem is, every time I update my Zone Alarm Antivirus, I ran into software problem that prevent AV from running, at all. Every time, I had to send email to customer service to get help. The turnaround time, from the minute i have problem, to the time the problem gets fixed ranges from several hours to several days. During that time, my computer was NOT protected from virus, at all.
Zone Alarm is good when it works. But beware of the software updates.. it might piss you off.
After being prompted to upgrade from an older ZA version, clicking 'Yes', gone were the familiar interfaces and questions whether to allow a new programs to access the computer/internet. Replaced with feel good wizardlike windows, which is not all bad. It set my search preference in all my browsers to some ZA proxy search engine (routes searches to google through their ZA web page) and would not let me remove the option in the browser preferences. Like literally would not let me remove the option and select a different home page... kind of like what a virus would do.. When uninstalling ZA they asked some trick question about keeping browser preferences, which I answered wrong and even after uninstall my browsers routed through their proxy, deleting all search options and uninstalling and reinstalling the browsers, same.. So I did what you do when any other nasty clever virus infects your system, re-partition the HD, do a root level antivirus scan and reinstall the OS (Win7) from scratch. It works well after flattening, and I'm telling 20 of my friends.
You've been warned! By a loyal 10 year customer of ZA firewall.
It would be interesting to hear if anyone knows the type of internal shakedown at ZA that would have caused this type of 180 degree turn in product quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have used this program for a couple of years and it is really annoying. First, I hate its updates, its locking my machine when it decides to do an update, stops Acrobat from... Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Firestorm
I've had Zone Alarm for about 6 months and will not renew. Is it effective in preventing viruses? Maybe. Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by Ward N
and Amazon's version was a great price, but out-of-date. Thankfully, the company upgraded me to the current version without additional cost. Read morePublished on July 14, 2007 by Amazon Customer
One can not separate the antivirus from the firewall. If you would like to continue to use the firewall, but not the antivirus you must delete the whole thing. Read morePublished on July 1, 2007 by Eugene Petersen
So far, so good. The software installed easily, but I wish it would have wiped out traces of the Norton A-V software. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by ER Andromeda
I bought this product based on Consumer Reports review. I've had Norton and McAfee in the past which slowed down my system. Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by Sheila
The idea of being notified of every possibly suspicious action sounds good, but in practice ZoneAlarm is too intrusive for most home computer users. Read morePublished on March 16, 2007 by Daniel E. Suman
CD installs easily, it even comes with a nice short instructional video.
Once installed, ZoneAalarm is fairly unobtrusive, but seems to get the job done. Read more
THIS IS A TOP RATED ANTI VIRUS SOFTARE.THE PRICE IS GOOD AND THE SOFTWARE IS GREAT.Published on February 20, 2007 by Andrew M. Swiatek