ZoneAlarm Internet Security Review 2015

Scan-Speed : / 10
Boot-Speed : / 5
Resources : / 15
Total Performance : / 30
Spyware Detection : / 15
Virus Detection : / 15
Nr. of False Alarms : / 10
Nr. of Virus Updates : / 10
Total Security : / 50
Intuitiveness : / 5
User Interface : / 10
Setting Options : / 5
Total Usability : / 20
The Internet Security Suite from ZoneAlarm usually produces midfield scores in various tests of several tech magazines. The software provides sufficient protection against spyware, viruses, adware and other malicious programs. The recognition rate is impressive compared to other providers. A new integrated verification engine accelerates and facilitates the detection of viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms and bots. In addition, an extended protection when downloading data in the 2012 version has been added.
Nevertheless, ZoneAlarm has seen some negative points: the scan speed is rather low and the user interface is not particularly user-friendly. Other developers of such software have solved this problem decidedly better. Unnecessary warnings interrupt the user often. There is a lot of room for improvement to keep up with other providers.
The package, alas, has no anti-phishing module and secure browsing is also not possible with this package. Anyone wishing to use these features would need to purchase the Extreme Security package. This version does contain its own Software Firewall (Firewall OS) however, which reviews the internal processes and makes the PC invisible to hackers. An access control and a 2-way firewall has also been integrated.


  • Very functional firewall
  • Good detection rates for viruses and spyware


  • Long scan
  • Less suitable for beginners
  • A bit confusing to operate


ZoneAlarm still has a long road ahead to improve the performance and compete with other providers. The interface, the user-friendliness and the lack of anti-phishing module should be improved and integrated. Only the very good firewall can be mentioned as an asset. But this is also individually available commercially.

Features and Specifications

You will find information about the individual products in the following table. What features offered by each virus scanner? What operating systems are suitable? Here you will get the answer.

Features and Specifications
Requirements: 1000MHz CPU, 768RAM
Operating Systems: Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8
Virus scanner: yes
Language: English
Firewall: yes
Antispam: yes
Anti-Phishing: yes
Anti-Spyware: yes
Laptop-Mode: no
Game-Mode: yes

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