The reason I ask is, some programs today offer online updates for approved beta corrections or additions. I would think you have to request such updates, but I have seen it where the downloads request approval to execute (i.e.: Adobe, etc.) Since ZoneAlarm is free, I want to know before I use it. Does anyone know?
The first answerer is flat out wrong. A firewall will not be replaced by AVG. Spybot is pretty out of date too.
Zonealarm consistently gets high ratings, although if you are worried about policeware, it won’t detect that.
Zonealarm is very easy to use. Configure any application that needs to access the Internet — your web browser, any program that uses the Internet with “Yes”. If a program says it needs to act as a server, it may very well need to if it’s IM, or file sharing, or such.
Programs like zonealarm can help disable spyware or viruses until they are properly removed.
by: Sam K
on: 22nd January 08