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BRANDONN2008

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Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« on: August 07, 2010, 02:46:54 AM »
Hello. I've thought about switching to ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free, but I've heard every time you log in, it bugs you with an ad for the paid version? Also, does it automatically download or do you have to manually check for updates? Thank you.

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 02:50:02 AM »
If you're decided, it's up to you. In my opinion, there are better options.
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BRANDONN2008

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 02:57:20 AM »
I know it doesn't score too well in Matousec but I don't think that test is really relevant. It's just simple, and it's worked well for my stepdad for years. The forcefield thing it has also sounds nice. I don't want to debate what the best firewall is, I'd just like to know if it nags you to buy a paid version, and if it auto updates.

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 03:11:20 AM »
I've tried the newest version of ZA Free, 9.3.014.000, it never nagged me.

When my free one year subscription of ZA Pro expires I will switch to ZA Free. 8)

http://www.filehippo.com/download_zonealarm_free/


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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 06:56:56 AM »
I know it doesn't score too well in Matousec but I don't think that test is really relevant. It's just simple, and it's worked well for my stepdad for years. The forcefield thing it has also sounds nice. I don't want to debate what the best firewall is, I'd just like to know if it nags you to buy a paid version, and if it auto updates.

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The forcefield thing it has also sounds nice.

The forcefield thing is a type of sandbox, it's not included with ZA's free firewall.

The forcefield thing isn't free.  It's not included with ZA Pro firewall either.

ZA makes a full range of security produts and many don't know that.


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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 06:58:46 AM »
I know it doesn't score too well in Matousec but I don't think that test is really relevant.

You're right; matousec's tests are really flawed. Don't trust them ;)

BRANDONN2008

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 07:15:14 AM »
That's weird it doesn't come with Forcefield; my stepdad has a forcefield process running in task manager.

BRANDONN2008

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 08:28:27 AM »
Actually, I guess I should ask; what firewall has good protection and is quiet. I like how PC Tools Firewall has some HIPS, but how am I supposed to know if I should allow such and such program after the binaries have changed? I just want a good, quiet firewall. Thank you.

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010, 09:53:47 AM »
I recommend ZoneAlarm. 8)

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2010, 02:41:27 PM »
Actually, I guess I should ask; what firewall has good protection and is quiet. I like how PC Tools Firewall has some HIPS, but how am I supposed to know if I should allow such and such program after the binaries have changed? I just want a good, quiet firewall. Thank you.
HIPS is difficult to be quiet. It's a "noisy" protection tool ever.

Comodo could be silent without Defense+ (the HIPS component).
Online Armour will be a good alternative.
Outpost Firewall Free is a basic silent firewall.
ZoneAlarm is another solution for a quiet firewall.
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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010, 03:22:51 PM »
Hello. I've thought about switching to ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free, but I've heard every time you log in, it bugs you with an ad for the paid version? Also, does it automatically download or do you have to manually check for updates? Thank you.

I use it without installing the optional tool bar. It automatically updates, and I haven't seen anything requesting me to upgrade.

Here's a link to a recent CNET review:

http://download.cnet.com/ZoneAlarm-Free-Firewall/3000-10435_4-10039884.html

And one from PC Mag:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2364057,00.asp

« Last Edit: August 07, 2010, 03:25:23 PM by OrangeCrate »

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010, 05:09:30 PM »
Hello. I've thought about switching to ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free, but I've heard every time you log in, it bugs you with an ad for the paid version? Also, does it automatically download or do you have to manually check for updates? Thank you.

The lastest version of ZA Free is the best firewall that I can used. See my signature. In older versions I had to uninstall because it's consumed enough resources. There is no any kind of ads. ZA Free is updated automatically.

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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2010, 11:18:00 PM »
If you're decided, it's up to you. In my opinion, there are better options.
what are these better options Tech?
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Re: Question for ZoneAlarm 9.2 Free Users
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