ZoneAlarm Internet Security review
A powerful security suite from ZoneAlarm
ZoneAlarm Internet Security is the latest spyware and firewall Internet security suite released by the famous ZoneAlarm company. The latter is known worldwide for its quality products. Does its new product rise up to expectations? We tested the software on our PC and here is what we think.
Easy to install and configure
First of all, download and installation went smoothly. The software is available for free download on the producers web page. The ZoneAlarm Internet Security program featured a wizard that greatly helped along the way by offering step-by-step recommendations up to the initial configuration; everything got completely installed very quickly. Once the process was over and we opened the software, the main window was very easy to navigate through thanks to the intuitive interface and menus. If you’re a beginner, don’t worry; the ZoneAlarm Internet Security will provide help via the following: documentation, an Instant Help feature, telephone and e-mail.Powered by Kaspersky engine
Some of the features offered by this software are as follows: e-mail protection, IM security, improved virus protection (thanks to a built-in Kaspersky virus scanning engine), spyware protection, parental controls, myVAULT, privacy and identity protection and, finally, firewall protection. The Kaspersky virus scanning engine feature sports something called ZoneAlarm; this option made the virus protection even more powerful and effective because it provided, during our test for this review, very fast scan times, integrated spyware protection and much more. The Antispyware came with two improvements, namely a deep scanner included in the virus scanner and OSFirewall; these two were very effective when we tested the software: they made sure that spyware – such as rootkits, Trojans and the like – trying to install itself on our PC was quickly detected and annihilated.
Parental control included
The parental controls and myVAULT features made sure that our personal data along with passwords remained safe; using the Yahoo Messenger and MSN Live Messenger was very safe thanks to the IM security feature. The product’s Firewall didn’t disappoint us in the least: it was easy to set up and offered great performance (even encrypted private data and made our PC invisible to hackers).
Besides the aforementioned features, the latest ZA Internet Security boasts ad blockers, flash ad blockers and popup blockers. This made browsing the Internet a safe and not constantly annoying experience.
As a conclusion of this review, the ZoneAlarm Internet Security software is one of today’s best Internet security suites.