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United States Rank #18,411
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VersionDistribution 0.52%
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ZoneAlarm Pro

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

Stops Internet attacks at the front door and even catches thieves on their way out. Our two-way firewall software proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers.
No product is 100% effective against viruses or spyware. ZoneAlarm's advanced firewall monitors behaviors...  Read more


ZoneAlarm Pro 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. The primary executable is named vsmon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 23.61 MB (24,760,056 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 51% of users of ZoneAlarm Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pro-firewall-anti-spyware.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\Install\Install.exe" /s uninstall
Estimated size: 23.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Pro

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
  • 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)
  • zlupdate.dll - ZLUpdate feature plug-in
  • vsdata.dll - TrueVector Service DLL
  • ffapi.dll - ZoneAlarm ForceField
  • 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
  • vsvault.dll
  • vsxml.dll
  • ThreatEmulation.exe - ThreatEmulation
  • vswmi.dll - vsmon component
  • ICM-Service.exe - ZoneAlarm (ZoneAlarm ICM Service)
  • vsutil_loc040c.dll
  • vsutil_loc0410.dll
  • vsutil_loc0c0a.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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:265.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008583958%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035566%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050273%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:58,236,353
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.24 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.8 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Pro?

You can uninstall ZoneAlarm Pro 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 Pro, 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 Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.77%
Windows 10 22.80%
Windows XP 9.84%
Windows Vista 2.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.89%
Windows 7 Professional 16.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.42%
Windows 10 Home 6.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.49%
  United Kingdom 7.23%
  Germany 7.23%
  Canada 4.26%
  Iran 3.83%
  France 3.83%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Australia 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%
  Italy 2.13%
  Brazil 1.70%
  DK 0.85%
  Finland 0.85%
  Greece 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.22%
Hewlett-Packard 19.13%
Acer 18.26%
ASUS 12.17%
American Megatrends 3.48%
Lenovo 2.61%
Intel 2.61%
Samsung 2.61%
Toshiba 1.74%
Sony 0.87%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 4.55%
ASUS All Series 2.73%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.82%
ASUSTeK X751SA 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.82%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1235 1.82%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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