ZoneAlarm hasn't learned it's lesson

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zip, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. zip

    zip Registered Member

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    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=76749

    I can respect warnings, but not offers.

    Many who are impressed with a good free product go on to buy the paid version.

    That's the reason for the free version.

    Being bombarded by ads turn people away.
     
  2. act8192

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    Ouch.
    I wonder how long it'll take for other free firewalls to do the same :argh:
     
  3. dw426

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    Hmm, you know, normally I don't see it as a big thing, and, indeed, the cost of freeware. But I think in this case, it's a bit out of hand. Not only are the ads themselves inappropriate from a security program, but the way they pop up makes it look like you've got a bonafide adware program on there, instead of a legit company advertising its legit products. Imho, you don't "pop up" an ad in a security program the same way a threat/update alert would come through. What should be done is what just about every other well known company does, place a banner ad or such inside the program itself, much like Avast Antivirus does. Even Aviras' long annoying huge ad that shows up when you open the program makes more sense than this.
     
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    I don't use freewares with adware flashing in your face. :argh:

    One big reason...was that...your antispywares has no way to detect and remove it. You only have two options, enjoy it or remove the whole program. :D
     
  5. PJC

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    +1. ;)
     
  6. Boyfriend

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    +1 ;) I will prefer Windows Firewall over ZoneAlarm Firewall.
     
  7. RobbyG

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    Finally got tired of these ad popups and dumped ZA Free and installed OA Free instead. Works great so far and only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! ;)
     
  8. tookerjeff

    tookerjeff Registered Member

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    Yeah, even though Zonealarm free firewall is nice and has worked fine with my AV setup, the ads that show up when you first open the GUI are starting to get a life of their own! :p Never mind the gigantic virus alert from longer ago--but we won't talk about that! hehe ;)
     
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