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Should I remove ZoneAlarm?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,266
United States Rank #14,767
Reach 0.0181%


VersionDistribution 1.40% 20.22% 9.55% 6.46% 0.84% 5.62% 8.71% 10.39% 2.81% 0.56% 1.40% 3.09% 4.21% 5.62% 1.40% 0.56% 4.21% 0.84%
7.0.483.000 8.15%
7.0.473.000 0.56%
7.0.470.000 0.84%
7.0.462.000 0.28%
7.0.362.000 0.28%
7.0.337.000 1.40%
7.0.302.000 0.56%

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What is ZoneAlarm?

ZoneAlarm is a personal firewall software application that includes an inbound intrusion detection system, as well as the ability to control which programs can create outbound connections. In ZoneAlarm, program access is controlled by way of "zones", into which all network connections are divided. The "trusted zone" generally includes the user's local area network and can share resources such as files and printers, while the "Internet zone" includes everything not in the trusted zone. The user can specify which "permissions" (trusted zone client, trusted zone server, Internet zone client) to give to a program before it attempts to access the Internet or, alternatively, ZoneAlarm will ask the user to give the program permission on its first access attempt.

About  (from Check Point, Inc)

The only all-in-one free security that seamlessly integrates award-winning Antivirus and ZoneAlarm Firewall together for maximum protection and performance. Detects and blocks viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, bots, and rootkits. Makes your PC invisible to hackers and stops spyware from sending your data out to t...  Read more
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zonelabs.com
Help link: C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlar\Hilfe\zaclients.chm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\zone labs\zonealarm
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zauninst.exe
Estimated size: 18.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm

Program executable:zonealarm.exe
Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
ZoneAlarm Stub Program for ZAPro
Path:C:\Program Files\zone labs\zonealarm\zonealarm.exe
Additional files:
  • cpes_clean.exe - Check Point Endpoint Security Cleaner
  • framewrk.dll - ZoneAlarm Framework Module
  • multiscan.exe - multiscan feature plug-in
  • multifix.exe - multifix feature plug-in
  • zlavscan.dll - zlavscan shell extension
  • expert.dll - ZoneAlarm Expert Module
  • zlclient.exe - ZoneAlarm Client
  • zhtml.dll - zhtml
  • zauninst.exe - ZoneAlarm Uninstaller
  • framewrk_loc040c.dll (by Zone Labs)
  • expert_loc040c.dll (by Zone Labs)
  • zatutor.exe - Internet Access Monitor (ZoneAlarm Pro Tutor)
  • zlclient_loc040c.dll - ZoneAlarm
  • instmtdr.exe (by SonicWALL) - SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • zlavscan.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ZLAVShExt' with a class of {D9872D13-7651-4471-9EEE-F0A00218BEBB}.
Scheduled Task
  • zonealarm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFFDB80E-E4C1-4165-A064-8A9CD273B557}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • zlclient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ZoneAlarm Client' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • zlclient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe'.

How do I remove ZoneAlarm?

You can uninstall ZoneAlarm 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ZoneAlarm, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win XP 40%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 41.46%
Windows Vista 15.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.57%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.03%
  Germany 16.78%
  France 5.44%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Canada 4.96%
  Italy 3.07%
  Japan 2.13%
  Australia 1.89%
  Hungary 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%
  Spain 1.18%
  Croatia 1.18%
  Iran 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.70%
Hewlett-Packard 15.53%
Acer 13.11%
American Megatrends 7.77%
Toshiba 7.77%
Sahara 5.83%
Intel 4.85%
ASUS 4.37%
Medion 1.94%
Lenovo 0.97%
NEC 0.97%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.65%
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 1.77%
Gigabyte P55A-UD5 1.77%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 1.77%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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