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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,415
United States Rank #14,704
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.02 days
973.97 days >
Average installed length: 511.75 days


VersionDistribution 29.90% 0.64% 14.15% 49.52% 5.79%

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

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ZoneAlarm Free is a program developed by Check Point, Inc. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 77 files and is usually about 24.41 MB (25,591,269 bytes). zlupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 48% of users of ZoneAlarm Free come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.checkpoint.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 24.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Free

Program executable:vsmon.exe
Name:TrueVector Service
Path:C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
Additional files:
  • 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_loc0c0a.dll
  • multifix.exe - multifix feature plug-in
  • qrbase.dll - Check Point Anti-Spyware (Check Point Anti-Spyware quarantine component)
  • zlupdate.dll - ZLUpdate feature plug-in
  • vsdata.dll - TrueVector Service DLL
  • ffapi.dll - ZoneAlarm ForceField
  • av.dll - av feature plug-in
  • av_loc0c0a.dll
  • ssleay32.dll - TrueVector Service
  • vsdb.dll
  • vsdb_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsinit.dll
  • vsmon_loc0c0a.dll
  • vspubapi.dll
  • vsregexp.dll
  • vsruledb.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsutil.dll
  • vsutil_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsvault.dll
  • vsvault_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsxml.dll
  • vswmi.dll - vsmon component
  • zatray.exe - ZoneAlarm
  • zlcommdb.dll - ZLCommDB
  • updlog.dll - updlog
  • zlcomm.dll - ZLComm
  • zlcomm_loc0c0a.dll
  • zhtml.dll - zhtml
  • DataStruct.dll - cpis
  • fwsetdb.dll - cpdb
  • ndb.dll
  • OS.dll
  • ProdUtils.dll
  • scheduler_loc0407.dll (by Zone Labs)
  • scheduler_loc040c.dll (by Zone Labs)
  • scheduler_loc0410.dll
  • updating.dll - Updating Component
  • vsdb_loc0407.dll
  • vsdb_loc040c.dll
  • vsdb_loc0410.dll
  • vsmon_loc0407.dll
  • vsmon_loc040c.dll
  • vsmon_loc0410.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0407.dll
  • vsruledb_loc040c.dll
  • vsruledb_loc0410.dll
  • vsutil_loc0407.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • vsmon.exe runs as a service named 'TrueVector Internet Monitor' (vsmon) "Monitors internet traffic and generates alerts for disallowed access.".
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'.

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
Memory:42.07 MB
Total CPU:0.0011645232%
Kernel CPU:0.00055298%
User CPU:0.00061154%
CPU cycles/sec:2,600,983
I/O reads/min:1.52 KB
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Free?

Quickly and completely remove ZoneAlarm Free from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ZoneAlarm Free 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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.45%
Windows XP 26.69%
Windows Vista 11.25%
Windows 10 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.45%
Windows 7 Professional 7.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.79%
  Germany 13.25%
  France 6.23%
  Italy 4.16%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Canada 3.38%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Finland 1.56%
  Australia 1.56%
  Austria 1.30%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Switzerland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.83%
Dell 22.80%
Acer 16.58%
Toshiba 7.77%
ASUS 5.70%
Intel 3.63%
American Megatrends 2.07%
Sahara 2.07%
Lenovo 1.55%
Samsung 1.55%
Compaq 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
ASUSTeK K53SJ 1.67%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.67%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.67%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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