ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
110.768.000
Last month's downloads:
170
Size:
2.4 MB
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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Versions of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

All versions of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Version License Language O.S.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.768.000 13/12/10 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 04/07/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm 92.102.000 11/04/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm 9.2.057.000 03/02/11 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 57 10/04/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 54 01/02/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 504 01/07/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.038 29/01/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 110.000.018 04/01/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.078 27/11/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 10.2.064 05/09/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
ZoneAlarm 10.1.079 03/07/12 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Superb free firewall to protect your computer

Elena Santos

Pros
  • Efficient, reliable firewall
  • Easy to configure
  • Features a Game mode
Cons
  • Not many tweaking options
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Unlike many firewall products, ZoneAlarm products protect your PC from unauthorized inbound and outbound communications.

When a hacker tries to access your PC, that's an unauthorized inbound communication. A hacker can gain access to your Internet-connected PC in several ways, such as through an e-mail attachment or a link included in a phishing e-mail. A basic PC firewall can automatically identify and block such communications.

If a hacker succeeds in accessing your PC, he could install software designed to capture and transmit your personal data (such as online banking passwords). The transmission of that data back to the hacker is an unauthorized outbound communication. Unlike most basic PC firewalls, ZoneAlarm products automatically identify and block unauthorized outbound communications.

"A Good Out Of The Box Free Firewall [Updated Review]"

  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • usability7
  • Stability7
  • Installation7
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance8

I have updated my Firewall ratings to include 3 factors which are Security, Simplicity and Customizability. This I believe will help users find the perfect firewall for them rather than just go by what's most secure.

ZoneAlarm Free is a good out of the box firewall. It offers basic protection and is pretty customizable and simple to use. It does offer more security than Windows Firewall as well and at times gets updated a lot.

The downside to ZoneAlarm Free is it's security which barely gets over a 10% rating. Where as others in the top 5 free firewalls tend to score at least a 70%.

I recommend ZoneAlarm Free for those who want a simple out of the box experience with no customization required. If your looking for a more secure Firewall then try Comodo Internet Security, Online Armor Free or Privatefirewall.

Pros
  • Good Out Of The Box Experience
  • Simple And Easy To Use
  • Customizable
Cons
  • Low Security Rating
  • Can Freeze Up

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