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Should I remove ZoneAlarm Extreme Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,249
United States Rank #5,272
Reach 0.0561%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.20 days
861.30 days >
Average installed length: 452.55 days

Versions

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52 versions

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ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

What is ZoneAlarm Extreme Security?  (from Check Point, Inc)

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security is a comprehensive security suite protects your PC, identity, data and everything you do online. Further protection comes with anti-phishing, anti-spam, parental controls and online backup. Also includes unique security not found in other suites like virtual and private browsing, identity pro...  Read more

Overview

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security is a software program developed by Check Point, Inc. The most common release is 13.1.211.000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named vsmon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 65.85 MB (69,049,740 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 70% of users of ZoneAlarm Extreme Security come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-extreme-security.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 65.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

Program executable:vsmon.exe
Name:TrueVector Service
Path:C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
MD5:c86f37062b011949c9d12fafdfdad0e1
Additional files:
  • fbl.dll - Feature based licensing library
  • icslta.dll - Integrity Clientless Security (Lightweight Trust Agent)
  • vsmonapi.dll - TrueVector Client Interface
  • featuremap.dll - Product to feature mapping
  • multiscan.exe - multiscan feature plug-in
  • scheduler.dll - scheduler feature plug-in
  • scheduler_loc0407.dll
  • scheduler_loc040c.dll
  • scheduler_loc0410.dll
  • scheduler_loc0c0a.dll
  • multifix.exe - multifix feature plug-in
  • qrbase.dll - Check Point Anti-Spyware (Check Point Anti-Spyware quarantine component)
  • vsdata.dll - TrueVector Service DLL
  • ffapi.dll - ZoneAlarm ForceField
  • av.dll - av feature plug-in
  • av_loc0407.dll
  • av_loc040c.dll
  • av_loc0410.dll
  • av_loc0c0a.dll
  • ssleay32.dll - TrueVector Service
  • ssleay32_cp.dll
  • vsdb.dll
  • vsdb_loc0407.dll
  • vsdb_loc040c.dll
  • vsdb_loc0410.dll
  • vsdb_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsinit.dll
  • vsmon_loc0407.dll
  • vsmon_loc040c.dll
  • vsmon_loc0410.dll
  • vsmon_loc0c0a.dll
  • vspubapi.dll
  • vsregexp.dll
  • vsruledb.dll
  • vsutil.dll
  • vsvault.dll
  • vsxml.dll
  • ThreatEmulation.exe - ThreatEmulation
  • vswmi.dll - vsmon component
  • updlog.dll - ZoneAlarm
  • zhtml.dll - zhtml
  • DataStruct.dll - cpis
  • fwsetdb.dll - cpdb
  • ndb.dll
  • OS.dll
  • ProdUtils.dll
  • updating.dll (by Zone Labs) - Updating Component
  • AvPreScan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{43731173-5EF5-4744-BAAF-F6A05963BA86}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • vsmon.exe runs as a service named 'TrueVector Internet Monitor' (vsmon) "Monitors internet traffic and generates alerts for disallowed access.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vsmon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe'.
Network connections
  • vsmon.exe connects to 107.14.46.48 (port 80).
  • vsmon.exe connects to a23-63-99-233.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (23.63.99.233 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vsmon.exe
Memory:278.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001537115%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000670%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014701%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:69
70 average

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Extreme Security?

Quickly and completely remove ZoneAlarm Extreme Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ZoneAlarm Extreme Security from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ZoneAlarm Extreme Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.96%
Windows 8 25.51%
Windows XP 6.09%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.96%
Windows 7 Professional 13.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.38%
Windows 8.1 9.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.54%
  United Kingdom 7.31%
  Canada 4.07%
  Australia 3.98%
  Germany 3.43%
  Italy 1.11%
  France 0.83%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Slovenia 0.46%
  Sweden 0.46%
  Austria 0.37%
  Hungary 0.37%
  Switzerland 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.69%
Hewlett-Packard 28.07%
Acer 12.91%
ASUS 8.20%
GIGABYTE 7.38%
Toshiba 6.97%
Lenovo 1.84%
Samsung 1.84%
Intel 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Alienware 0.61%
MSI 0.61%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
Dell XPS 8300 2.61%
ASUS All Series 2.61%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.
Publisher URL: www.checkpoint.com

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