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Windows 7: Anyone tried Zone Alarm with Windows 7?

05 Sep 2009   #11

Vista x32

I dumped AVG antivirus because it was too agressive and didn't easily allow you to make exceptions for false positive warnings. I now use Avast which is much more well behaved and easier to configure.

For a firewall the Win 7 one isn't bad but I have liked Zone Alarm Pro.
At least you can install version 9 on the 32 bit Win 7 now.

I dare say it'll take Check Point some more time to get out a x64 bit version. They drag their feet a bit with x64 bit versions.

I still prefer to have separate firewall, antivirus an anti spyware programs. The combined ones just do not seem to be as good.

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28 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7
ZoneAlarm for Win7

I downloaded ZA last week and it does not work accurately as it does on XP. First off, I will surf the web and all of a sudden I can't surf anymore unless I shut down ZA.

Not sure what the problem is and I added all sorts of IP and programs to the Trusted site but, no good.

Zone Alarm is horrible to fix the problem and it may be because of the need of rolling out ZA2010 instead of fixing an older version (9.1)
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01 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Pro

I've been using Zone Alarm for years and it is by far the best out there when you look at how easy it is to build advance rules and locking down your entire computer with only letting what you want out.

I've always been impressed with the outbound protection. All Firewalls including Windows 7 will let you lock down everything and only allow outbound connections for specific programs on specific ports. The difference is Zone Alarm will also prevent other programs from using those legit programs that you have allowed out.

For those that doubt... and those who say you don't need outbound...try this...

I have a program installed called CCleaner. In it, there is a "Check For Update". This link opens up internet explorere and passes it the Version information to the vendors website. They then take that information and tell you if you are up to date.

Zone Alarm is the only firewall that catches that another program is trying to piggy back on IE and blockes it.

.... Now with all that said... yes there are some issues with ZA and Windows 7. I know for a fact that if you install the Firewall product along with Microsoft Security Essentials (for av and spyware), that your system will lock up. This can be fixed by turning off the Real-Time protection in MSE but without that, what is the point.

So to sum it up, ZA is a great product, but for now, Microsoft and ZA need to work out some things before I'll be able to use in on my Win 7 system
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16 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zaphire View Post
Anyone tried Zone Alarm with Windows 7?

Versions won't install on Windows 7 and there is an implication on the CheckPoint site that the version for Windows 7 will be called Zone Alarm 2010.
Is this available yet?
I have Windows 7 Home Premium and had no trouble installing Zone Alarm, but the problem I had was that many of the links I clicked came up with strange graphics and hieroglyphics--numerous failed page loads. As soon as I uninstalled it, no problems. This is a new computer with virtually nothing else on it to interfere.
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16 May 2012   #15
Beewith cat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

I loaded Zone Alarm on my Win 7 home premium 64 bit last week (April 2012) and the system crashed every time I opened the internet.

I recieved no message from Zone Alarm about incompatibility.
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