Many consumers today rely solely on antivirus software. While some antivirus programs do an admirable job of detecting, blocking, and removing malware, they are just not enough to keep your PC safe. No anti-virus product (free or paid), no matter what they claim, will provide 100% protection, 100% of the time. Viruses and malicious code are constantly changing to keep them “a step ahead” of anti-virus programs, and anti-virus products always have to try to keep up. Much less antivirus software alone do not provide any protection against hackers. For maximum protection, consumers need to strengthen their security by adding a strong, two-way firewall on top of their antivirus software.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 is one of the most popular firewall apps available today which packs-in two-way firewall (Inbound & Outbound), privacy and security toolbar, advance download protection, and advanced firewall (Application Control). The program 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 2013 features a simple, straightforward interface and is easy for anyone to use. Typically, no manual configuration is needed–The default settings are optimal for most uses. Once installed, it works automatically and quietly in the background. While other firewalls create too many confusing alerts or, like the default Windows firewall, provide only partial protection, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 simplifies the experience for all users. It is powered by ZoneAlarm DefenseNet, a proven 3rd generation cloud-based service. ZoneAlarm DefenseNet automatically verifies the safety of a program by analyzing data from more than 60 million users through the cloud, eliminating overwhelming alerts and interruptions.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 main window sit three large panels that reflect security status in three modules: Antivirus, Firewall, and Identity & Data. Click on the View Details button on any panel and it will take you through to a corresponding control screen, with more details and switches to turn different elements on and off. The first module, Antivirus, is disabled at install. If you’re already running a different antivirus program, you’ll naturally want to leave it disabled. But if you need antivirus protection you can just click to install it for free. In fact ZoneAlarm offering their Firewall with Antivirus as another product: ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 2013.
ZoneAlarm 2-Way Firewall (Inbound & Outbound) stops Internet attacks at the front door and even catches thieves on their way out. The 2-way firewall proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers. No product is 100% effective against viruses or spyware. ZoneAlarm’s advanced firewall (Application Control) monitors behaviors within your computer to spot and stop even the most sophisticated new attacks that bypass traditional antivirus and security suites.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 also features Identity Theft Protection to help keep your credit and financial identity safe. In addition, you can get 5 GB of free online storage to securely backup your crucial data.
Another function that may attract you is the Game Mode, which, when enabled, ensures that no security alerts or notifications disturb the gaming experience.
Over all, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 does everything a free firewall should, and includes a number of bonus features that are relevant to security. You may use it along with some free antivirus for maximum protection and performance. Be advised that if you are running internet security software there is no need to install a third-party firewall software as internet security software come with their own firewall program.
The product page only provide online installer for ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013. You need to have active internet on the PC where you wish to install ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 using this online Setup installer. For those who prefer the standalone offline setup installer for ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 latest version can find it on Filehippo.com.
Note: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2013 offers to make the Bing-powered ZoneAlarm Web search site your default home page and search provider, which are not required in order for the app to function seamlessly. You have to select at least one box in order to enable the installation process. However, you can change them back after finished installation.