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What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,522
United States Rank #1,348
Reach 0.5289%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.12 days
505.16 days >
Average installed length: 265.42 days


VersionDistribution 0.18% 2.97%
14.0.522.000 1.90%
14.0.508.000 0.92%
14.0.504.000 0.05%
14.0.503.000 0.03% 0.04% 0.03% 14.80% 0.01% 4.56% 4.25% 0.01% 9.51% 2.14% 0.01% 2.95% 2.53% 9.42%
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11.0.768.000 7.37% 7.70% 0.07% 4.35% 2.59% 10.21% 1.78% 2.63% 0.32% 0.01% 0.78% 1.01% 0.47% 0.15% 0.13% 0.35% 0.44% 0.30%

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

What is ZoneAlarm Free Firewall?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free software firewall to help them protect their PC -- created by one of the world's leading security companies. Note: Includes ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar with ZoneAlarm homepage, search default and new tab page search."

About  (from Check Point, Inc)

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks viruses that antivirus alone misses, stops hackers attempting to break into your computer, and unlike the default Windows firewall, provides outbound firewall protection to stop spyware from phoning home and botnets from taking over your PC. ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is easy for anyone to u...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is vsmon.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 23.67 MB (24,818,981 bytes).
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 23.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

Program executable:vsmon.exe
Name:TrueVector Service
Signed by:Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
True Vector Internet Monitor, also known as TrueVector Security Engine, is the core scanning engine of ZoneAlarm. It is a Windows service which runs as "vsmon.exe" in the processes list. TrueVector Service Monitors internet traffic and...
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
  • vsruledb_loc0407.dll
  • vsruledb_loc040c.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0410.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsutil.dll
  • vsutil_loc0407.dll
  • ThreatEmulation.exe - ThreatEmulation
  • updlog.dll - updlog
  • DataStruct.dll - cpis
  • fwsetdb.dll - cpdb
  • ndb.dll
  • OS.dll
  • ProdUtils.dll
  • updating.dll (by Zone Labs) - Updating Component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{43731173-5EF5-4744-BAAF-F6A05963BA86}' (runs on registration).
  • 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 a23-63-99-233.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008402034%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027811%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056209%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Free Firewall?

Quickly and completely remove ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 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 Free Firewall 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 Free Firewall, 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 Free Firewall.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.53%
Windows 8 20.91%
Windows XP 11.09%
Windows Vista 6.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.87%
Windows 7 Professional 9.44%
Windows 8.1 8.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.81%
  Germany 10.46%
  United Kingdom 7.73%
  Canada 3.38%
  France 3.15%
  Italy 2.97%
  Australia 1.89%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Spain 1.06%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Finland 0.81%
  Austria 0.78%
  Mexico 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.58%
Dell 21.34%
Acer 17.65%
ASUS 9.81%
Toshiba 8.16%
Lenovo 3.69%
Intel 2.82%
American Megatrends 2.18%
Samsung 1.49%
Sahara 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.99%
ASUS All Series 3.40%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.89%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.17%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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