ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Review

ZoneAlarm, San Carlos, CA

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security is a great unusually complete and multi-device security suite that includes a premium firewall, an antivirus engine powered by Kaspersky Internet Security, and a spam filter that protects your Outlook Express, Outlook, and Windows Mail inbox. The ZoneAlarm firewall stands out as the best part of this suite consisting of other vendors’ licensed components.

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security grants total protection for your PCs and Android devices: guarantee is based on AV-Test’s 6/6 Protection score, with 100% protection from zero-day attacks and 100% detection of widespread and prevalent malware. The suite interface boasts three big panels labeled Antivirus & Firewall, Web & Privacy, and Mobility & Data. In every panel, you can find many related features enabled and ready to use.

A two-way firewall stops attacks proactively protecting against inbound and outbound attacks. It’s possible to write expert rules choosing whether the firewall should search for sneaky attempts, but configurations are high-end and may confuse the average user.

The suite provides an up-to-date antivirus database able to protect your PC from zero-day attacks from newly discovered viruses, trojans, spyware, and worms. Attachments and files will be opened and inspected in a cloud-based environment. Real-Time Cloud Database contains up-to-date reputation of files, web resources and software enhancing. ZoneAlarm Extreme Security monitors all incoming and outgoing communications blocking spyware, hackers, and trackers protecting you from phishing attacks and identity fraud. Kernel-Level Virus Prevention protects the operating system and it’s possible to set scan models to customize system analysis.

Even email attachments and web downloads will be inspected, while suspicious files will be emulated in a virtual sandbox. Early Boot Protection and Application Control shields your operating system during start-up. The ZoneAlarm’s antispam filter, powered by SonicWall, offers a broad range of settings: it’s possible to blacklist mailing list, people or companies and to customize filters on various types of spam. Filter work pretty well, but it’s perfectible.

It’s possible to delete or retrieve files while Registry Repair and Defragmentation tool optimize your registry by removing unused and redundant files or applications that make your computer slowly.

Children protection is available by limiting time spent online and blocking inappropriate sites. The Anti-Keylogger prevents identity thieves from seeing your passwords and other keystrokes.
Remotely retrieve and delete files, locate your laptop on a digital map, and more. Speeds up your PC and optimizes its performance by removing errors and wrong files. The software protects your personal files in case of loss, theft, accidental deletion or disk failure. 5GB of hosted online backup is powered by IDrive.

The Find My Laptop tool can locate your lost or stolen laptop using Wi-Fi enabled location tracking in collaboration with Google Maps. You can profit from a LiveChat 24/7 free customer support. A free trial is available, and then you can purchase a one-year license per 3 PCs and Android mobile from 69.95$.


ZoneAlarm Extreme Security offers plenty of effective protection at an acceptable price, even if anti spam filter it’s not good as expected. If you need a strong firewall, ZoneAlarm Extreme Security is the right choice.

Usability: 8.5 /10 Speed: 8.7 /10 Features: 9 /10 Support: 8.7 /10 Pricing: 8 /10

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