Check Point has released version 11 for ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, now available for download from ZoneAlarm site. This version adds support for Windows 8 and Firefox 16 browser. ZA Firewall works with other antiviruses. In fact ZA offering their Firewall with Antivirus as another product. No configuration from user is required.

What’s new in ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 11.0

  • adds Windows 8 compatibility
  • Firefox 16 support
  • Java 7 compatibility has been fixed.

Beware of ZoneAlarm toolbar

Caution: Don’t install this program with default settings – this program installs ZoneAlarm toolbar and makes changes to Search engine and homepages of browsers. So you should always select custom install to avoid these croppy toolbars from being installed on your computer.

user interface of ZoneAlarm Free Firewall v11

Which Firewall is better ZoneAlarm or Windows default Firewall? can I keep both activated?

“Unlike the ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, the default Windows firewall does not provide protection against spoofing intrusions, bad programs disguised as good programs, or malware that phones home to hackers. “

You should never use two Firewalls on your system that degrades system performance, that’s why ZA Firewall automatically disables Windows Firewall after its installation and turns on the same when you uninstall Firewall of ZoneAlarm.

Cons

By default allows some programs to run and blocks even some trusted programs installed by users. This can be annoying and it is indeed difficult for beginners to configure Firewall to allows certain programs. User can add programs manually to Firewall exception list in Application Control.

Other Benefits

Offers 5 GB of free storage space through its online backup site powered by Idrive which we’re are unaware of till now. You can activate it from “Identity& Data” tab. You need to install its client software on Windows.

Offline installer

Full offline installer links for ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, plus with Antivirus.

Download ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 11 [107 MB]

Download ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus +Firewall [155 MB]

You can always download and install program online by visiting this page.