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Windows 7: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

24 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

The bottom line: ZoneAlarm Firewall Free 9.2 has gotten quieter and more effective, and should be considered an excellent tool for replacing the adequate default Windows firewall with a stronger option that includes better outbound protection, antiphishing guards, and ZoneAlarm's behavioral detection network.
Source: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

This doesn't look so bad.

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24 May 2010   #2

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

Thanks K-7.

I run a dual-boot (XPx86/7x64) with a slew of legacy and newer games on XP. I kept XP because I still revisit the legacies and I did not want to go through the hassle of reinstalling all of the others on Windows 7.

I run the free Comodo Suite on Windows 7 but on the XP, I run ZA v.7 because I suffered the infamous ZA/ISP conflict with v. 8. After that I stopped upgrading and no longer follow ZA since my XP surfing is limited to known/safe sites, primarily game patches.

So I will give v. 9.2 a try.

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25 May 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

ZA firewall doesn't do very well on Matousec tests:

Results and comments -

I used Comodo just fine on XP, and continue to use it on Windows 7, always highly rated.

A Guy
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25 May 2010   #4

OS X Snow Leopard, Windows 7 Pro on the MacBook.

I went with Comodo for a test run. I keep reading reports about a log file under Zone Alarm getting out of control, up to several gigs worth of logfile data after a few days. I didn't feel like worrying about stuff like that.
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25 May 2010   #5

Arch Linux 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
ZA firewall doesn't do very well on Matousec tests:

Results and comments -
Doesn't mean it is a bad firewall. Comodo Leak Test
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25 May 2010   #6

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

Even in my XP .. I had troubles with Zone Alarm .. and my new AVG or FF ..
(can't remember which ?? )

Anyway .. I had to move on to Comodo.
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