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ZoneAlarm 2015 Free Antivirus + Firewall v13.3.209.000

Keep your PC safe from harm with this combination firewall and antivirus tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

250MB free hard drive space

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 October 2014
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Downloads To Date: 6342
Developer: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
RSS News Feed: http://blog.zonealarm.com/feed/
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ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall
Keep your PC safe from harm with this combination firewall and antivirus tool

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall is a straightforward security tool which takes ZoneAlarm's powerful firewall and Kaspersky Lab's antivirus engine and bundles them into a single package.

Installation is quick and easy (though beware, it'll install the ZoneAlarm browser toolbar unless you choose the Custom Install option and decide otherwise). And the package does its best to avoid conflicts with other antivirus packages. So if you have one installed already then ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall will detect this and turn off its real-time protection to avoid clashes.

Otherwise, though, there are plenty of scanning options: you get multiple scan modes (Quick, Full, Full with Archive files), a versatile scheduler, and a vast array of settings to tweak (there are 22 "Behavioural Scan Options" alone).

As you'd expect with a ZoneAlarm product, you get a solid firewall which blocks incoming attacks, makes sure only approved applications can get online, and again offers plenty of low-level manual controls should you need them.

And as a bonus there's also basic phishing and identity protection, with 5GB of online backup space thrown in for good measure.

As you can see, there's no shortage of functionality here, but unsurprisingly the commercial versions do have some notable improvements. Opting for ZoneAlarm's Internet Security Suite ($39.95) gets you everything in the free build, plus more frequent antivirus updates (hourly vs only daily for the free edition), parental controls and technical support available 24/7. And the Extreme Security edition ($44.95) adds sandboxed browsing and a PC Tune-up module to enhance your PC's performance. Find out more on the ZoneAlarm website.

What's new in v13.3.052.000?

- Updated: Firewall Driver (security and other fixes)
- Improved: Localization fixes
- Improved: Stability and performance enhancements

Verdict:

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall is a basic, but capable internet security suite, with average antivirus capabilities but a good firewall and some useful extras.

Your Comments & Opinion
 

System Killer

Posted by: Paul Bartley, 05 January 2013 00:45

This halted my dual-core system to a crawl... avoid!

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