ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.3.209.000
Intuitive interface and thorough setup process
The setup process requires a little of your attention. There are several offers you might want to skip, such as web browser toolbars or a different home page. Besides this, you can choose the application's behavior which can automatically learn from your actions, or gain full control over its settings.
The interface is clean and modern, posing no accommodation problems. If you manage to find yourself stuck, there is an online help manual that can surely get you out of sticky situations.
Stay protected over multiple networks
By default, both a basic firewall and application control are turned on. The first is dedicated to preventing unauthorized access in order to keep your privacy safe. You can view networks that are under surveillance and add your own, as well as a few advanced features that let you disable Windows Firewall, allow VPN protocols, block public servers and several others.
Manage application interactions
The application control feature literally keeps an eye on all running processes and their behavior, and if the learning mode is selected from the setup process you are prompted whenever applications interact in order to allow or deny their activity if you consider it suspicious.
Easily set up the security level
Settings can be fully customized, with sliders to adjust the level of security the application should apply. Furthermore, all programs can be viewed, as well as their status and trust level, and you can fully manage them and add your own.
Multiple tools to work with
Overall, the application uses little of your system's resources and stays hidden in the system tray most of the times so it does not take up much space. For enhanced accessibility, from the tray icon you can postpone restrictions for five minutes, cease all Internet activity, or even switch to a Game Mode that can automatically adapts itself or even allow all connections set up by the game.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is a powerful alternative to the basic Windows Firewall. It requires little attention on your behalf, especially with the learning mode that lets you adapt it to your style. In case you're looking for extra protection, this might just be the solution.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir, last updated on August 24th, 2014
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- Updated: Firewall Driver (security and other fixes)
- Improved: Localization fixes
- Improved: Stability and performance enhancements
Application descriptionZoneAlarm Free Firewall, the best firewall available to consumers, stops threats others miss and is faster to install ...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
- Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function