Zone Alarm + Antivirus

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Hardov, Oct 16, 2012.

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  1. Hardov

    Hardov Registered Member

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    Hello the web page of zone alarm say

    Automatic Antivirus signature updates
    Based on hourly frequency. Plus unlimited real-time manual updates


    whats means BASED ON HOURLY FREQUENCY?
     
  2. King Grub

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    It checks if there are new definitions available once every hour.
     
  3. Hardov

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    for what , if is only possible to auto download 1 every day
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    As far as im aware an automatic download occurs once a day but signatures are available all day via a manual update.
    Looks like they have given you an hourly auto update now so no need for manual updates.
    I may be wrong though.:argh:
     
  5. Cimmerian

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    The wording is a bit confusing, but if you look on the product comparison chart, where it lists the automatic av updates, it says every 24 hours. So it'll auto update once a day. I think the hourly frequency is meant more for the paid versions.
     
  6. NormanF

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    The AV engine is Kaspersky - solid protection. It updates every 24 hours but you can of course update more often manually if you like. Every hour may be too much work! :D
     
  7. NormanF

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    Yup - that's the price of free AV. Considering you're getting a world-class AV engine, its a small price to pay for this gem! :thumb:
     
  8. NormanF

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    I should have mentioned an integrated AV/Firewall is unheard of at this price - it has good basic features.

    You can of course upgrade to the paid version but for home users, the default will be pretty comprehensive protection against both malware infection and intrusion. :isay:
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    it will be a great AV if kaspersky is at the helm.
    Is this an up to date kaspersky engine or does zone alarm use an older versiono_O
     
  10. NormanF

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    Its up to date! ZA use its own cloud technology but the AV engine is Kaspersky and normally it costs $20 from Kaspersky but here it is free. You can't find bargains like this online very often! It managed to intercept and quarantine a dangerous trojan that I subsequently deleted.
     
  11. Cimmerian

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    If you look around, you can usually find some nice deals for ZoneAlarm products. I picked up the Pro version for 10 bucks a couple of months ago. But as you say, you're getting a very impressive product for free. I think Roboscan IS Free is a good alternative, but ZA's firewall is superior.
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    Yeah i have a kaspersky image saved.
    What is zonealarm like on resources etc.
    sorry for the questions.:oops:
     
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    As the previous poster said, it's really a great deal considering the price. I have been using it since it was in beta and it's been rock solid on all my machines that use it. The only downside that I see is the memory usage for the vsmon.exe process. It hovers around 200k which seems a bit high. But the system is light as a feather. My browsing speeds, any games etc work great.

    Ice
     
  14. Hardov

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  16. Legendkiller

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    ZA free suite updates every 24hrs, but it has been doing great in tests....you can check that with avtest site.
     
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