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23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,110
United States Rank #11,254
Reach 0.0146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.90 days
232.07 days >
Average installed length: 121.93 days


VersionDistribution 0.35%
15.1.522.17528 0.35%
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ZoneAlarm Antivirus

What is ZoneAlarm Antivirus?  (from Check Point, Inc)

Detects and removes viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, bots and more. Independently tested to provide superior protection. Restricts programs from malicious activities – blocking attacks that bypass other defenses. Antivirus by itself is on average only 68% effective against new threats and even two-way firewalls ...  Read more


ZoneAlarm Antivirus is a software program developed by Check Point, Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 71 files and is usually about 220 KB (225,280 bytes). The installed file zlupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 73% of users of ZoneAlarm Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/computer-security.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 220 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Antivirus

  • fbl.dll - Feature based licensing library
  • icslta.dll - Integrity Clientless Security (Lightweight Trust Agent)
  • zdx.dll - Check Point Endpoint Security
  • zpeng25.dll
  • 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)
  • zlavscan.dll - zlavscan shell extension
  • zlupdate.dll - ZLUpdate feature plug-in
  • 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.exe
  • 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
  • ICM-Service.exe - ZoneAlarm (ZoneAlarm ICM Service)
  • RestoreUtility.exe - ZoneAlarm Utility for Quarantine Restore
  • updlog.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0407.dll
  • zatray.exe
  • zlcommdb.dll - ZLCommDB
  • zlcomm.dll - ZLComm
  • zhtml.dll - zhtml
  • DataStruct.dll - cpis
  • fwsetdb.dll - cpdb
  • ndb.dll
  • OS.dll
  • ProdUtils.dll
  • updating.dll (by Zone Labs) - Updating Component
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • AvPreScan.dll
  • TEComUtilDLL.dll

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
  • vsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{43731173-5EF5-4744-BAAF-F6A05963BA86}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • vsmon.exe runs as a service named 'TrueVector Internet Monitor' (vsmon) "Monitors internet traffic and generates alerts for disallowed access.".
  • ICM-Service.exe runs as a service named 'ZoneAlarm ICM Service' (ZoneAlarm ICM Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • zatray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ZoneAlarm' which loads as C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe.
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: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
70 average

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Antivirus?

You can uninstall ZoneAlarm Antivirus 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 Antivirus, 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 Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.03%
Windows 10 28.13%
Windows Vista 6.60%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.73%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Windows 10 Home 8.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.75%
Windows 8.1 7.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.38%
  United Kingdom 8.46%
  Germany 2.74%
  Canada 2.49%
  Australia 2.24%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Italy 1.00%
  Switzerland 1.00%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Finland 0.50%
  Hungary 0.50%
  Brazil 0.25%
  India 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.17%
Hewlett-Packard 28.49%
Acer 11.73%
Toshiba 10.06%
ASUS 7.82%
Lenovo 2.23%
Samsung 2.23%
Intel 1.68%
Sahara 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.96%
ASUS All Series 3.31%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.48%
MSI MS-7693 1.65%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 1.65%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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