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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

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  • 150
  • 8
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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110.768.000 13/12/10
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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Superb free firewall to protect your computer

Elena Santos

Review last updated: 28/08/12

  • Efficient, reliable firewall
  • Easy to configure
  • Features a Game mode
  • 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.

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

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