Pros

  • Minimal configuration required
  • Blocks phishing sites too

Cons

  • Interface could use some cleaning
  • Doesn't protect against Web-based exploits

At A Glance

Great firewall protection app ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2012 works well for inbound and outbound threats and has anti-phishing.

Manufacturer’s Description

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2012 blocks viruses that antivirus alone misses, stops hackers attempting to break into your computer, and unlike the default Windows firewall, provides outbound firewall protection to stop spyware from phoning home and botnets from taking over your PC. ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is easy for anyone to use. It operates automatically, due to its powerful DefenseNet cloud service, so users are not interrupted with unnecessary alerts.

What's new in this version: New user-friendly design:
• Easy for all levels of users
• Confirms protection at a glance
• Indicates security components you have and do not have
New Installer:
• Makes securing your computer faster and easier than ever.
• New Quick install reduces time to get started
• Web installer also shortens and simplifies entire download and install time

Enhanced Cloud Security: Continued growth of DefenseNet, the 3rd generation cloud technology that detects 50,000 - 75,000 new applications every day to improve firewall protection and make it work quietly and automatically

Manufacturer’s Website

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The Specs

Requirements
Requirements 2GHz or faster processor (1-GHz for XP), 2GB RAM, 100MB free hard drive space
Processor Compatibility Intel 32-bit and 64-bit
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Download Details
License Type Free
File Size 5.06 MB
Total Downloads 5386