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Should I remove ZoneAlarm Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,500
United States Rank #24,813
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.47 days
544.75 days >
Average installed length: 286.22 days


VersionDistribution 0.82% 1.64%

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ZoneAlarm Toolbar

What is ZoneAlarm Toolbar?

The ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar installs a OurToolbar toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. This is a PPI (pay per install) toolbar. For each install and for every month the user whose web browser this is installed into remains installed, the publisher gets paid by Conduit a few cents depending on the country of install. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free Zone Alarm software as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when Zone Alarm is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Check Point, Inc)

As long as you have the ZoneAlarm Security toolbar installed and showing in your browser, you are protected by ZoneAlarm browser security while using the Web. A few features, like Private Browsing, are only in premium versions of the product. ZoneAlarm browser security is designed to provide you with the most comprehen...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
ZoneAlarm Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Check Point Software Technologies
URL: www.zonealarm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\Clean_tool.exe
Estimated size: 29.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Toolbar

Program executable:forcefield.exe
Name:ZoneAlarm Browser Security
Path:C:\Program Files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\forcefield.exe
Additional files:
  • Zdx.dll - Check Point Endpoint Security
  • CPLic.dll - ZoneAlarm Browser Security
  • FFApi.dll
  • ISWDLG.dll
  • ISWHRLDR.exe
  • ISWKL.sys
  • ISWMGR.exe
  • iswrcs.dll
  • ISWSVC.exe
  • ISWUILib.dll
  • ISWUL.dll
  • ISWWOW64.dll
  • ZAFFDiag.exe
  • ZDXUI.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - ZoneAlarm Toolbar (ZoneAlarm Toolbar installation package)
  • ISWSHEX.dll - ZoneAlarm ForceField
  • TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ZoneAlarm Toolbar Registrar' with the class of {8A4A36C2-0535-4D2C-BD3D-496CB7EED6E3}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ZoneAlarm Toolbar' with the class of {EE2AC4E5-B0B0-4EC6-88A9-BCA1A32AB107}.
  • ISWSVC.exe runs as a service named 'ZoneAlarm Toolbar IswSvc' (IswSvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ForceField.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISW' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007996931%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00073850%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006119%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:204,802
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.47 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.48 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0006680757%
Kernel CPU:0.00021097%
User CPU:0.00045710%
CPU cycles/sec:73,909,299
I/O reads/min:278.31 KB
I/O writes/min:39.28 KB

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Toolbar?

You can uninstall ZoneAlarm Toolbar 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 Toolbar, 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 Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ZoneAlarm Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.54%
Windows XP 30.08%
Windows Vista 11.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.24%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Starter 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.21%
  Germany 13.10%
  Italy 7.59%
  United Kingdom 7.59%
  Canada 3.45%
  France 2.76%
  Australia 2.76%
  Argentina 2.07%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Spain 1.38%
  Iran 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Brazil 0.69%
  NG 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.36%
Acer 21.79%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
American Megatrends 11.54%
Toshiba 8.97%
Sahara 7.69%
Medion 2.56%
ASUS 1.28%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 4.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
Dell XPS M1530 2.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.20%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.20%
XFX68L XFX Nforce 680i LT 1.10%

About (from Check Point, Inc)

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


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