ZoneAlarm Pro free today only

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by acr1965, Oct 13, 2009.

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  1. acr1965

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  2. InfinityAz

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    The free part is great (similar to last years offer) but the credit card requirement and auto renew unless opt-out is stupid (and dissimilar to last years offer). I hate this kind of garbage (i.e., a company that produces security software doesn't need my financial information for a "free" offer) and it's why I won't take advantage of the offer or do business with companies who make these offers.
     
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    That is how i see it as well.
     
  4. Victek

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    It's manipulative, but it's also typical - similar to "rebates" which are a way of collecting personal information and holding back money. It's the BS you put up with to get the deal. It's not free, it's just not a financial transaction. Specifically you can deal with the credit card requirement by giving them a "virtual" number that quickly expires.
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    Meanwhile, it would be nice if they actually sent the email with the license :)
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    Update: I received the email which included the key. There is no need to use a credit card to get the license.
     
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    I took advantage of the free offer of ZA Pro last year and I just received a new key in my email.

    I input the new key in my last years version of ZA Pro and it accepted it and increased the coverage by 365 days.

    I am using the 8.0.298.000 version of ZA Pro as it still has the anti spyware feature where as the latest version doesn't, as far as I know.

    Also, I did not have to use any credit or debit card for this new license key. I assume that they are only required if you install the latest version.

    Just thought I would let the folks know who are using an older version and wanted to extend their license.
     
  6. Chubb

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    I just got the new license but the installer is 9.0.136.000, a slightly newer version than 9.0.114.000...

    But it seems this thread will be closed soon, since it appears that this offer is not for the general public.
     
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    This might sound like a silly question but what happens after the 365 days? Does the firewall stop functioning?

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  8. Victek

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    No, it keeps functioning, but it stops updating.
     
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    Why you think so?
     
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    Use IE

    There is problem with Firefox.
     
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    Seems offer is for all as it,s there on ZA twitter page, for every one. They did not ask me anything except name and e-mail address.
     
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    No credit card required. Received my key. Terrific offer for which I am most appreciative. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks! I didn't have to enter any credit card info. They just emailed me the link with the reg code and I downloaded it, installed it and inserted the code. All is good. Seems light on my XP pro(sp3) laptop. I think it's a keeper to go along with my other security apps.

    Thank you Checkpoint for the offer!
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    It seems they have changed the way they offer the license...I was required to put in my credit card details in order to get the license.
     
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    Sounds "phishy"... maybe folks who entered credit card info need to contact ZoneAlarm and confirm that they were doing that.
     
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    They certainly were.

    How do I opt out of auto-renewal, as there was no such option ...
     
  18. IceCube1010

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    It's possible they are not asking for the credit card info now. Why would they offer the free software for 1 year and ask for credit card info. That doesn't make any sense at all. I would double check with Checkpoint to make sure they're wasn't any redirecting going on. :eek:

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  19. wat0114

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    Same here; no credit card info required, otherwise I would not have proceeded anyways. Just for kicks, running it on VBox XP Pro. So far so good.
     
  20. virtumonde

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    I'm with the evil corporations theory.They've tried to make a few $$$ with the auto renewal enabled.
     
  21. wat0114

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    It looks to be an absolute killer on resources, although to be fair I haven't noticed any stability issues yet.
     

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  22. act8192

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    I think it's free only for new customers. Possibly meaning new name, new email address. It didn't ask for credit card but everything else. I backed out.
     
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    I can,t understand what they mean by new customer?
     
  24. loli22

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    samething here :thumb:

    for the credit card thing, maybe it depends on wich country you are, i'm in london.
     
  25. Page42

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    I used the same name and email that I have used with them for the last 8-9 years, and still got a free license key.
     
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