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Windows 7: Anyone tried Zone Alarm with Windows 7?

03 Sep 2009   #1
Zaphire

Vista x32
 
 
Anyone tried Zone Alarm with Windows 7?

Anyone tried Zone Alarm with Windows 7?

Versions 9.0.083.000 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?


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03 Sep 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ZA is no longer necessary.

But you're welcome to try it.
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03 Sep 2009   #3
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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

Versions 9.0.083.000 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?
Try COMODO
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

VERY good on resources, pretty awesome AV.
The Heuristics are simply amazing, prob better than ESET NOD32.
Firewall is nice too
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03 Sep 2009   #4
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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

Versions 9.0.083.000 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?
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What version of "7" are you running? When you say it won't install, what exactly is happening? What other security programs, if any, were resident during the install?
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03 Sep 2009   #5
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
VERY good on resources, pretty awesome AV.
The Heuristics are simply amazing, prob better than ESET NOD32.
Firewall is nice too
I'm sorry, but what?

Their AV is not very good at all. In my tests it failed quite a bit. Better than ESET? While I have switched to Vipre, ESET is no slouch. NO way Comodo AV is better than Nod32, not a chance.

And the firewall is fine if you want a million pop ups. It works great, but be prepared to answer if you want to allow or block something.
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04 Sep 2009   #6
TheLostOne

Win 7 Ultimate | 32 Bit
 
 

I also like the Comodo firewall and its D+.
From the firewall itself you get almost no popups. If D+ is activated it can cause many popups, but it's question of settings and the longer you have it run the fewer popups you get.

You can't really compare NOD32 to Comodo's AV because Comodo is free.

I used Comodo's Internet Security suite and NOD32 together on Win XP and would like to install it on Win 7, too.
But I don't know how it will behave with UAC and the Win firewall.
Can problems arise if I deactivate UAC and the Win firewall?
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04 Sep 2009   #7
Zaphire

Vista x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
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What version of "7" are you running? When you say it won't install, what exactly is happening? What other security programs, if any, were resident during the install?
Using Windows 7 RTM x64 and you get this error box.
It's implying that Version 9.0.083.000 is not for Windows 7.

If you follow the link it takes you here: http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en/support/windows-seven.htm?source=InClient+Other&medium=Client+Unknown&app=inclient&date=1

Which implies you've got to wait till Zone Alarm 2010 comes out!

Maybe ver 9 doesn't work on x64 Windows 7.

I'll try it on x86 and report back.

The reason I prefer ZA over Windows Firewall is greater configurability and familarity.

Reporting back about Win 7 x86
You get a different error box (see attached) - I'll go on and install it and report back later


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04 Sep 2009   #8
king44

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I was using Comodo but it crashed Power DVD and who knows what else it tinkered with... but it was a sound application - pitty I have to stop using it.
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04 Sep 2009   #9
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
I'm sorry, but what?

Their AV is not very good at all. In my tests it failed quite a bit. Better than ESET? While I have switched to Vipre, ESET is no slouch. NO way Comodo AV is better than Nod32, not a chance.

And the firewall is fine if you want a million pop ups. It works great, but be prepared to answer if you want to allow or block something.
The Firewall is annoying, but after configuring it a LOT of pop-ups go away.
I never said ESET was better than COMODO, I said the Heuristics was better. COMODOS Defense+ has awesome Heuristics and is able to detect a LOT of viruses.
COMODO AntiVirus is great, but only good if you KNOW HOW TO USE DEFENSE+. Defense+ is a GREAT tool if you know how to use it!
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04 Sep 2009   #10
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
COMODO AntiVirus is great, but only good if you KNOW HOW TO USE DEFENSE+. Defense+ is a GREAT tool if you know how to use it!
Which would rule out about 95% of the users out there.

Most want an anti virus that they set and forget. Just protect me and shut up about it. Don't bother me with pop ups, etc. I'm a programmer and I found Comodo's product difficult to use. IMO there shouldn't be a learning curve for security software that either protects you or doesn't.

I realize Defense+ and the firewall are much more than just an anti virus product, but I think it would be too overwhelming for most.
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