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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,015
United States Rank #2,765
Reach 0.2253%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.96 days
382.34 days >
Average installed length: 200.89 days


VersionDistribution 2.59%
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14.0.504.000 0.03%
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ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall

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

The only free Antivirus that also includes a Firewall. Protect yourself with the ultimate free Internet security solution. The all-in-one security solution that seamlessly integrates antivirus and firewall together for maximum protection and performance. Product features: Antivirus/Anti-spyware Engine--Detect and block...  Read more


ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 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. 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 multiscan.exe. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 83.35 MB (87,395,729 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 83.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall

Program executable:multiscan.exe
Name:multiscan feature plug-in
Path:C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\multiscan.exe
Additional files:
  • fbl.dll - Feature based licensing library
  • icslta.dll - Integrity Clientless Security (Lightweight Trust Agent)
  • zdx.dll - Check Point Endpoint Security
  • vsmonapi.dll - TrueVector Client Interface
  • featuremap.dll - Product to feature mapping
  • 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.exe
  • vsmon_loc0407.dll
  • vsmon_loc040c.dll
  • vsmon_loc0410.dll
  • vsmon_loc0c0a.dll
  • vspubapi.dll
  • vsregexp.dll
  • vsruledb.dll
  • vsutil.dll
  • vsutil_loc0407.dll
  • vsutil_loc040c.dll
  • vsutil_loc0410.dll
  • vsutil_loc0c0a.dll
  • vsxml.dll
  • ThreatEmulation.exe - ThreatEmulation
  • vswmi.dll - vsmon component
  • updlog.dll - ZoneAlarm
  • zatray.exe
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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:\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe'.
Network connections
  • vsmon.exe connects to (port 80).
  • 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
Memory:55.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0001247731%
Kernel CPU:0.00004119%
User CPU:0.00008358%
CPU cycles/sec:3,585,355
I/O reads/min:1.85 KB
I/O writes/min:43 Bytes

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall?

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Or, you can uninstall ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + 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 Antivirus + 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 Antivirus + Firewall.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.77%
Windows 8 21.79%
Windows XP 12.30%
Windows Vista 6.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.72%
Windows 8.1 9.83%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.20%
  Germany 14.84%
  United Kingdom 7.49%
  Canada 2.92%
  Italy 2.24%
  France 2.19%
  Australia 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Austria 1.28%
  Finland 1.07%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Brazil 0.70%
  Hungary 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.27%
Dell 22.09%
Acer 19.58%
ASUS 7.34%
Toshiba 6.76%
Samsung 4.26%
Lenovo 3.83%
American Megatrends 1.86%
Sahara 1.60%
Intel 1.44%
Medion 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.48%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.31%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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