A computer connected to the Internet is subject to intrusion by malicious users. The best remedy against this danger is a firewall such as ZoneAlarm.
ZoneAlarm is a free firewall with more than a decade of experience. Once installed, your computer is behind an impermeable wall in which only you can authorize the passage of data between programs and the network.
The golden age of free firewalls ended when Microsoft decided to include a firewall in Windows XP. ZoneAlarm has suffered, thus a significant reduction in number of users and popularity.
It looks cooler than the original and it certainly does seem to have less configuration options and features. Still, ZoneAlarm is still an excellent firewall.ZoneAlarm Free Firewall features and highlights:
Zone Alarm Free is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from firewalls without restrictions. Zone Alarm Free 14.3.119.000 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this port blocker software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Zone Labs.
We have tested ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 14.3.119.000 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]