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Q: Free or not so free Zone alarm

Dear All, Although I know we can't always get something for nothing these days, Zonealarm has been an invaluable form of protection. It would seem now, that to receive the latest update, you have to try some other product from other companys, and then you will receive your update. Fair play really I suppose, but what is the best way around this as none of the products really hold any interest to me?
Regards
C

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Preferred Solution: Free or not so free Zone alarm

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I have a Dell PC OS windows XP service pack 3. I have recently bought wireless back up drive but my zonelarm (free) is preventing it from accessing my computer to do the automatic backups. What do I have to do to allow access. It works when ZA is switched off and I am told that I have to alter the settings on the ZA but don't know how to do this. Can some kind soul please take me thro' this procedure?I should add that normally when the box comes up for permission to access the Internetfor whatever programme it might be there is a small box to tick(check) to always allow access. I tick this box but the message doesn't get through to ZA as the request box comes up every time. I hope this doesn't sound too muddled.
 

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So I am trying to make the move from Norton to freeware. I downloaded Zone Alarm free but it blocks all internet access. I turned it off and I've got the internet again. I think it has something to do with the fact that it won't let me access via my wireless system. How could I fix this?

A:Zone Alarm Free

Norton can be a pain to remove properly. Did you use the Norton removal tool? When you're running AVG for the first few times it will prompt you when an action needs to be taken and asks you whether you want to allow it or notMark

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/97960/zone-alarm-free/
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I have tried all the firewalls free and costly and crashed my machine etc - I have resorted to Zone Alarm Free went on fine no issues - and I am behind a router. PC Flank passed OK apart from Firefox browser referral issues. Does anyone know how to back up my settings in Zone alarm free - thanks a lot

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/zone-alarm-free-198042.html
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On the 18th of this month the check point team on their anniversary day are giving away one year's subscription of Zone alarm Pro for free on that one day!
Iam mentioning this fact for the single reason that in our website(Forum) i have read that there are problems between anti-spyware programs,malware programs and other horror stories when ZA pro is installed!
I request fast(sorry,because the decision has to be made tomorrow)replies whether it is worthwhile downloading ZA pro.Iam using Comodo Firewall Pro with no hiccups!I personally have had no experience with ZA free or Pro.
will be really grateful if you can give your input soon.Thanks in advance!
with warm regards,
sreedhav(the eternal optimist)
 

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New update released from Zone Alarm.
It's for protection from new threats.

Zone Alarm Version: 4.5.538.001
True Vector Security Version: 4.5.538.001
Driver Version: 4.5.538.000

So upadate if you haven't already
 

A:Zone Alarm (Free) Update Available

Overview: A security vulnerability exists in specific versions of ZoneAlarm®, ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm Plus and the Zone Labs Integrity™ client. This vulnerability is caused by an unchecked buffer in Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) processing which could lead to a buffer overflow. In order to exploit the vulnerability without user assistance, the target system must be operating as an SMTP server. Zone Labs does not recommend using our client security products to protect servers.

Upgrading an affected Zone Labs product will remove this vulnerability.

Date Published: February 18, 2004
Last Update: February 18, 2004

http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/securityAlert/8.html

New version is 4.5.538.001
Downloaded it with no problems ...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/zone-alarm-free-update-available.205238/
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An article currently available on Yahoo News edited from Information Week titled, "IT Pro Briefing: How To Secure Desktop PCs With Personal Firewalls," has the following as its lead paragraph:

"One of the surprises from these tests is the difference in efficacy between the free and paid versions of Zone Alarm, one of the older personal firewalls around. The free version blocked only four out of the 27 different potential exploits, while the paid version could handle nearly 20 out of 27."

Read the entire Yahoo News article here and the Information Week article here. Draw your own conclusions.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/for-those-using-zone-alarm-free-version.554602/
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I am running Zone Alarm:

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall version: 10.2.081.000
Vsmon version: 10.2.081.000
Driver version: 10.0.217.000
Web Identity Protections version: 1.5.396.0

The past or week or so ZA has been going crazy. It keeps displaying warnings about drivers. As I don't know what they are, I select "Deny" and "Remember". But it doesn't. The next time the machine (W7) is running for a while ZA displays the same warnings for the same drivers. And this keeps happening after a while every time I start the machine.

Can someone:
(1) Tell me if these drivers are dangerous or safe?
(2) How fix ZA so that it remembers the settings I tell it to remember

The warnings are attached.

Thank you.

A:Free Zone Alarm Going Crazy

I used Zone Alarm for over 5 years & I can say with confidence, get rid of it now. ZA's toolbar is actually a conduit product, who're known to produce adware which can leak more severe malware into your system. It's my guess that your drivers are & or were fine, if anythings causing your problem whether it be a false positive or whatever, Zone Alarm is likely to blame. Hopefully one of the tech heads on these forums will get back to you shortly on this as well.

http://www.pchelpforum.com/antivirus-firewalls-and-system-security/127303-free-zone-alarm-going-crazy.html
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I tried to ask this at the Castle Cops forum, but it refused to take the Image verification code I typed even though I was very careful to copy it exactly.

For some reason I have several programs repeated 2 or more times in my Zone Alarm free Programs list. Would it be a mistake to remove some of these. i.e. Yahoo! Toolbar is in the list 4 times with a typical setup icon on 2 of them and a generic icon like a small window on the other 2. I would like to remove all but 1 or even all of them since I don't use Yahoo Toolbar anyway.

I also have something called WrapperExe MFC Application listed 23 times. I don't know what this is. Windows Service Pack Setup is listed 12 times.

Can I safely remove these without any problems?

Thanks
Peg
 

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I installed Zone Alarm Free Firewall to replace the Windows Firewall. I use Norton Anti Virus. Zone Alarm comes with an anti virus
module. Should I activate it or leave it disabled? Norton does a good job but I'm thinking you can never be to safe when it comes
to computers.

A:Zone Alarm Free firewall

More than one active Antivirus is a bad thing and can lead to reduced protection rather than more protection.

As long as your Norton A/V is not expired you are OK.
Things to remember:

A Expired Antivirus is worse than no Antivirus since you still feel safe.
I see many more infected computers with a expired antivirus than with a working Antivirus.
No Antivirus replaces common sense, Do not click on popups or open email attachments.
Even if the email comes from someone you know. They could be infected. A challenge / response before opening is best.
To put it another way, you get an email with an attachment, send a reply asking did you send this, if they say yes, then you can feel moderately safe opening it.

Good Luck
Roger

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/460934/zone-alarm-free-firewall/
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Hi.  I have just removed my free zone alarm completely using Revo uninstaller and have windows security essentialsin place but it seems that there is still a trace left behind which is conflicting with with  mywindows firewall.  It may be afalse message from my security center but i have had to reset my windows firewall a couple of times already. there is a thing called clean.exe from zonealarm.com but i am wary of it.  Any advice would be most welcome.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:removed free zone alarm

When you used REVO, did you click to scan for traces and delete them? I have mistakingly forgot to do that. Then did you reboot your computer after you uninstalled?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516160/removed-free-zone-alarm/
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Has anyone noticed that the latest version update will not work on Win 98 Or Win ME?
I received a notice that there is a new update and downloaded it. When I try to install it, it says that it will not work with 98 and ME. Has Zone Alarm stopped supporting these OS's with the free version?
 

A:Zone Alarm Free Version

See this thread

http://forums.techguy.org/security/478289-zone-alarm-stops-support-windows.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/zone-alarm-free-version.479175/
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i'm looking for a good,user friendly, free firewall suggestions.
to replace zone alarm free.i'm using mirc, no work around since it blocks it.
 

A:alternative to zone alarm free

bergstein said:

i'm looking for a good,user friendly, free firewall suggestions.
to replace zone alarm free.i'm using mirc, no work around since it blocks it.Click to expand...
Hi Berg,

Try Jetico Firewall 1.0. It uses the least system resources. It blocks most of the attacks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/alternative-to-zone-alarm-free.550556/
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Each time I try to follow links (twucows, etc) to get the free version of Zone Alarm, I end up at the paid version. Can anyone help?
 

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Have ZoneLabs discontinued Zone Alarm free Personal Firewall? The only free versions I can find on home page are both limited period, trial versions, namely:

ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security

ZoneAlarm® Internet Security Suite

However, the link dated Feb 25th '09, here provided by Techspot to Zone Alarm free Personal Firewall version still works, but I can't find it on Zone Alarm home page.

Am I missing something?
 

A:Zone Alarm personal free firewall

uninstall it and DL Sygate free. Does not function with Vista, great with XP. Just google sygate and go from there. Can't run both so uninstall the other first.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/zone-alarm-personal-free-firewall.129543/
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My ISP (Wideopenwest.com) just went from 4 MBPS to 8MBPS a couple of days ago free to us. I did a speed check once I went through disconnecting the modem like they (isp) told us to do and reconnecting it.

The following results were found:
Upload: 1102 KBPS
Download: 1149 KBPS

I'm sure that KBPS is slower the MBPS, isn't it? I wrote my ISP an e-mail. They wrote back and said that it could be the Free Zone Alarm that is giving me the problem. It has in the past they have said. They told me to disable it and try the speed test again. I did disable it, but the speeds were about the same.

Can anyone help me to try to get a faster internet speed?

Thanks.
 

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I had ZA (Free) for some years. It told me now that it was back leveled. I went to install the upgrade but it said it could not install it on this level; that I had to remove ZA first, then install the current release as a new installation.
I removed the old version and re-started the pc (XP SP3). The first part gets installed but the second part keeps hanging at about 55%. I have to kill it through Task manager. But every time I start up the PC ZA keeps re-starting the installation - and keeps hanging.

I have attached two screenshots. Part1 shows 15% but that was just when I took the screenshot - that part completed.

So now I don't have any version of ZA on the machine. How can I at least get rid of this installation that keeps re-starting?

Thank you

http://www.pchelpforum.com/antivirus-firewalls-and-system-security/127762-zone-alarm-free-hangs-during-installation.html
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My Avast licence was finished so I did the drill of uninstall get a new one all was fine till I restarted computer ZA decided to stop everything no more IE no OE no more nothing got N Zone Avast4home Free Problems Alarm the dreaded blue screen had to uninstall ZA in safe mode in order to get computer running again So when I finally get it going Avast was still on I went to Zone Avast4home Free N Zone Alarm Problems Lab to get ZA free now it won't install Avast4home Free N Zone Alarm Problems properly so I'm forced to use XP home sp firewall which is making me jumpy don't like programs I can't control or see what they are doing exactly I have these registry program but I'm afraid to go there anyone can guide me in trakcing the ZA dll or files so I could remove them manually seems that MS Add remove didn't do it properly I got myself Smatest Uninstaller pro now but damage was done an dit doesn't show ZA in the program installed list not even in the broken installed

A:Avast4home Free N Zone Alarm Problems

There is an issue with using Avast!'s on access protection with the ZoneAlarm Firewall. The latest version of Avast! detects ZA and disables the conflicting componants of Avast! Be sure you are installing the latest version of Avast! and only after installing ZA.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/62544/avast4home-free-n-zone-alarm-problems/
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I have been wondering about this for some time now and thought I'd ask here for answers.
I have been using Zone Alarm Free firewall for quite a while now and am curious as to whether it will block a worm from sending itself from my address book.
I've looked all over for the answer but can't find it.
Could someone please set me right?
I'm sure ZA would block any unauthorized attempt to access the net, but Outlook Express has access permission so how would I know if I have a worm?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/zone-alarm-free-and-e-mail-worms.526016/
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From Lifehacker.http://lifehacker.com/5091005/zonealarm-20...e-tomorrow-only

A:Zone Alarm 2009 Pro Free Tomorrow Only

Awesome, I'm personally not going to get it, but thanks for posting, it will most likely be very helpful to other members =)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/180509/zone-alarm-2009-pro-free-tomorrow-only/
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Are there any good free firewall programs available now that are compatible with Windows Vista, other than Zone Alarm?

The products mentioned in the Bleeping Computer article for good free apps that I tried to install on Vista would not install (Outpost, Kerio and Zone Alarm) and I've since found out that firewall programs made for XP and prior normally don't cross over and work on Vista. You need a Vista-compatible firewall.

ZA does have a free Vista-compatible firewall, and I did successfully install that one, but it isn't compatible with one program I use, so I'm looking to replace it now.

Thanks!

A:Free Firewall For Vista (other Than Zone Alarm!)

Vista Firewall ControlYou can Pre-Register for Comodo Free Firewall for Vista here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/108005/free-firewall-for-vista-other-than-zone-alarm/
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i had installed the free firewall and it started to slow my system down too much so i tried to uninstalled. after a few unsuccessful attempts i finally got it to uninstall via the programs uninstaller. but, wen my system restarts the taskbar used to b double the size of a regular taskbar and continued to do so even after i had uninstalled the program. the taskbar only stays that size for a few seconds then returns to its normal size. but i fear that the program is still in my computer sumwhere. i notice that my system is running a bit slower than usual. as i stated earlier i had trouble uninstalling the program so i just installed it again over itself and it uninstalled. but like i sed i fear that it still may b in here sumwhere. any tips?

A:Zone Alarm Free Firewall Taskbar Issue

Use System restore
start>in search, type restore> click program, click "continue" wait for utility to load.

Restore to a point before you install Zone alarm

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/220459-zone-alarm-free-firewall-taskbar-issue.html
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even though AVG is running

and also zone alarm shows svchost is running twice (top right hand side of zone alarm screen in programs section) is this normal?
 

A:zone alarm is not detecting AVG (free edition) on my machine

i would not worry about it too much. you may want to read the following i found over at zone alarm. the link which is provided below.

B. Antivirus Monitoring Feature Not Recognizing My Antivirus

Overview

The Antivirus Monitoring feature does not recognize the antivirus program I'm running on my computer.

Solution

Currently, the Antivirus Monitoring feature will recognize the following antivirus products:

- SYMANTEC

Norton Internet Security Pro 2004
Norton AV Pro 2004
Norton Internet Security 2003
Norton AV 2003
Norton AV Pro 2003
Norton AV 2002
- MCAFEE

VirusScan ASAP
Internet Security 2004
VirusScan 2004
VirusScan Pro 2004
Internet Security 2003
VirusScan 7
VirusScan Pro 7
VirusScan Pro 6
- TREND MICRO

Internet Security 2004
Pc-cillin 2003
Pc-cillin 2002
- COMPUTER ASSOCIATES

eTrust Antivirus 7
eTrust EZ Antivirus 6.0
eTrust EZ Antivirus 6.1
eTrust EZ Antivirus 6.2

The Antivirus Monitoring feature is designed to keep your computer safe by detecting installed antivirus software products and alerting you to lapses in protection. This feature can be considered a second line of defense — in the event your AV auto update feature has been disabled, we will notify you that there is an update for your AV program available.

We recognize that there are many antivirus solutions available to consumers, and we are researching the possibility of recognizing additional antivirus programs in the future.

Although your antivirus program may not be recognized by the AV monitoring feature, this in no way affects the protection of the firewall or of your antivirus program.

Zone Labs FAQ
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/zone-alarm-is-not-detecting-avg-free-edition-on-my-machine.360697/
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64

it wouldnt let me surf the web had to revert back to the windows firewall. even though it says 64 bit

A:found out zone alarm free dosnt like my vista

i dont like zone alarm but it does work fine on vista 64 and 32 , you must have it set up wrong

http://www.vistax64.com/software/238470-found-out-zone-alarm-free-dosnt-like-my-vista.html
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can't download zonealarm bc it 'fails to initialize'
 

A:Zone Alarm free install-fails to initialize in XP Pro

Forgot to add. I just did a clean install of XP pro
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/zone-alarm-free-install-fails-to-initialize-in-xp-pro.101199/
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I want to install Zone Alarm Free Firewall to my windows 7 ultimate but I want to ask your opinion if it has any issues with win7?? Thanks

A:Zone Alarm Free Firewall Works Well with Win7?

Welcome

It is a fine product, but in my help to members with BSOD problems, Zone Alarm has been suspected as the cause in several instances.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/93962-zone-alarm-free-firewall-works-well-win7.html
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To TSG Smart Guys I m still having a problem clean-installing or installing at all the Zone Alarm Free Firewall update on my computers running Windows XP SP updated I tried all Firewall Alarm clean-install Still Zone Free can't update the solutions recommended by members earlier and by the ZA tech support website but no luck However the last try I made I noticed that the saved update read quot Publisher Unknown quot The previous Zone Alarm updates read quot Publisher Check Point Software Technologies Inc quot I did a web search and also found out that when I got the message at Still can't clean-install Zone Alarm Free Firewall update install that quot Zone Labs exe is not a valid Win application quot that there are probable reasons The downloaded file had a problem or may be corrupted recommended downloading again I may be trying to install a -bit update to a -bit computer I have a -bit The appropriate application has not been installed in my computer In the years I ve used Zone Alarm Still can't clean-install Zone Alarm Free Firewall update Free Firewall this is the first time it required Still can't clean-install Zone Alarm Free Firewall update a clean-install for updates Questions Could the unknown publisher be the problem Is there a way I can fix the publisher problem to allow install if that is the reason Will re-downloading the update file fix the problem I use dial-up so the process is slow Could there be an application problem even though I ve been using ZA for years I will appreciate any feedback from you to help me solve this Thanks adf nbsp

A:Still can't clean-install Zone Alarm Free Firewall update

I have no idea what previous things you've tried, but have you tried installing in Safe Mode?

You might want to also look at the Security section under the Advanced tab in Internet Properties to see if you may have locked out the installation by demanding signed programs, etc.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/still-cant-clean-install-zone-alarm-free-firewall-update.399939/
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Should I keep it So far it s lighter than WD and Baidu The two of which let malware slip in and destroy an install of Windows before I could react And so far every firewall test I ve ran has been superb vs Windows Firewall I m not all too worried about HTTP scanning or quot the cloud quot either Since if need be I can just use Traffic Light or Avira Browser Safety in Antivirus Firewall Free Opinions Zone + Alarm on 2015? combination with Adguard I made the jump Opinions on Zone Alarm Free Firewall + Antivirus 2015? to chrome just that it has better protection then Baidu or MSE WD and will block something if it gets passed my browser be it on-access or when Opinions on Zone Alarm Free Firewall + Antivirus 2015? I run a scan I m also curious because many testers elsewhere have given the Pro version which only adds functions I really don t think there s much need for at least in my usage case I ve only ever gotten infected from malvertisements really high on par with BD and the like higher than AVG and Avira Score of nbsp

A:Opinions on Zone Alarm Free Firewall + Antivirus 2015?

i would not use the av module. the firewall is fine but the av is realy mediumcore/bad. low detection rate and not up to date kasperskys signatures. if u get infected with top avs than its not the av fault,maybe u should learn abit what to install and what to click on the internet. i would uninstall zonealarm av/firewall and would go with something like Panda,avast,qihoo,avg or avira. all nice fee avs with decent protection. if u want a firewall u can try out comodo firewall,private firewall or online armor. all have hips modules so u will get pupops and need to understand them.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/opinions-on-zone-alarm-free-firewall-antivirus-2015.44967/
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To All Members I use Zone Alarm Free Firewall and have had no problems with past updates This most recent update quot highly recommends quot a clean-install but when I click it I get a quot picture quot of the clean-install or upgrade button options but it s only a picture so when I click the buttons they don t work not even for canceling or closing the window I went back and clicked the quot download update quot I downloaded to a file but when I attempted to install I got the message that is not a quot valid Win application quot Questions Does the clean-install in fact apply to the free update or does it apply to the purchased Zone won't clean-install Alarm Free update Firewall products Is there a tool or option I can use to allow me to clean-install or even update for that matter the version Again I ve had no problems in the past until now I will appreciate your feedback adf nbsp

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Thanks to all the TSG input about my Zone Alarm update installation problem Even though it was slow as hell I have dial-up I re-downloaded the update file and Update Alarm Firewall Zone Problem Solved!! Free checked the Properties box with the previously downloaded file I saw that my first downloaded file did not include the quot digital signatures quot Fortunately the second downloaded file did and I installed it with no problems Question I assume that it must have been a mistake from Zone Alarm Free Firewall Update Problem Solved!! Zone Labs but could it have been a problem with my computer Some of my downloads for other applications don t show digital signatures in quot properties quot but installed with no problems Anyway I would like to pass this bit of information on to others because Zone Alarm Free Firewall Update Problem Solved!! I m sure I m not the only one that experienced this problem If the TSG heavyweights think this tip is worth passing on I m sure they will Again thanks for educating me more about computer operations Maybe someday I ll be at a point of knowledge when I can help others but that s a long long way off adf nbsp

A:Zone Alarm Free Firewall Update Problem Solved!!

Hi! XP lives on digital signatures I think....it complains a lot if your file doesn't have them, but some places show you how to add it when you install a program...

Having it unisigned was probably just an oversight by ZA. Thanks for including what you did that fixed your problem

I have installed a RAM optimizer app called FreeRAM XP Pro and get the signature message but it works OK. Just have to give it permission to run without being digitally signed...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/zone-alarm-free-firewall-update-problem-solved.400405/
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I have the free download of Zone Alarm, and I am using XP home. Anything that tries to access the internet cannot because of the firewall, and it isn't asking me if I want to allow these programs access to the internet. It's supposed to, right? Also, I can't seem to figure out how to add programs, computers, or web sites to the trusted list. I can't look for these answers in the help file because when I click on "Zone Alarm help", it comes up with a blank word document. What's wrong? Thanks for any help!
 

A:[Resolved] Zone Alarm free download not asking if prgograms should be trusted

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-zone-alarm-free-download-not-asking-if-prgograms-should-be-trusted.87932/
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Have been getting windows opening from Zone Alarm telling me to replace the version I have.
In the end I did ,and it failed to recognise it's own updates or let me switch the antivirus on.
I then uninstalled it from the PC, and went to their website and downloaded their latest version.
within 30 minutes away it is throwing up the same window asking me to replace it with  the latest version. The attached pic is what I get with that latest version. I am about to go through all this on my laptop too, Should I ignore the adds to update?.

A:Is Zone alarm (free) still safe? It keeps failing and wanting to replace the latest version.

Thanks all, I'll just stay clear of Zone Alarm from now on.
I liked the layout and functional way it's firewall worked, especially in regards to installed software, but it is now too much of a risk, and there are others out there.
I'm happy with Avast AV and Comodo FW. 
Both Avast and Widows defender say there are not the two viruses the Zone Alarm one was saying was there.
You may consider this thread concluded, as I cannot see the point of continuing with Z/A while there has been a failure and others are just as free.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/t/19665195
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According to this site, Zone Alarm Free is "very poor", only one slot up from the firewalls rated as giving no protection. This seems to fly in the face of all the great things I've heard about it, and it's seemingly immense popularity. It's the free firewall I use, but now my confidence is shaken. Can any of the security gurus comment about this? Is it a good test? Out of context?

Thanks.
 

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I installed the free Zone Alarm for Vista ... I have Vista HP ... And it really slowed down FireFox.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/ZoneAlarm_Free_for_Vista_d5693.html

Took FF about 10 >15 seconds to connect, and IE was almost instantaneous.
Removed ZA and re-installed FF .. and fixed the FF speed problem.

Anyone have a experience with the free Vista ZA .. before I try to put it back in ??
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-and-free-vista-zone-alarm.594002/
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A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use http://www.epixhd.com/ as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.
 
Cheers
Roger

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/522071/good-source-sites-for-secure-legal-free-movies-and-freefree-to-try-software/
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1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/bitdefender-free-vs-panda-free-vs-avira-free-2016.54439/
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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?
 

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-vs-avg-free-vs-avira-free-antivirus-for-windows.44113/
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A:What if all the channels on the zone are not free?

Well they say try not to use a channel within 6 from another in use. Personally, I don't think it is a big deal, but if you run into interference or other problems, change it.

Just don't use the channel you know to be in use.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/60682-what-if-all-channels-zone-not-free.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/101516/free-windows-alarm-clock/
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Just thought everyone should know.

A:Buffer Zone Pro Free Download

Im not sure you can use Sandboxie & Bufferzone at the same time. Also since you have ultimate, have you tried xp mode yet?

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/168694-buffer-zone-pro-free-download.html
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Norton Zone 5 GB Free Space



Norton announced a free cloud file sharing service, which offers 5GB of free online space for you. Features Free 5GB online Cloud storage Works on Mac OS, Windows, Windows RT, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices Norton Zone automatically scans for malware and viruses before anyone downloads any file you?ve shared.Click to expand...

Norton Zone link
 

A:Norton Zone 5GB Free Space (Discontinued)

Norton Zone - Get free 5GB online cloud storage space from Norton

Norton announced a free cloud file sharing service, which offers 5GB of free online space for you.
Features
Free 5GB online Cloud storage
Works on Mac OS, Windows, Windows RT, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
Norton Zone automatically scans for malware and viruses before anyone downloads any file you?ve shared.

Share a folder with friends, family or co-workers and everyone can access, edit and share anything with you in that folder. And when you put your Stuff into Zone, you can access it across your devices, magically in sync.

https://www.nortonzone.com/

source
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/norton-zone-5gb-free-space-discontinued.15613/
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A:Unable To Add Laptop To Trusted Zone In Zone Alarm

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/78916/unable-to-add-laptop-to-trusted-zone-in-zone-alarm/
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A:Issues With Zone Labs Zone Alarm

Hello slyblackdragon,I see you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum.You shouldn't make any changes to your system, while your HJT log is posted, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/130042/issues-with-zone-labs-zone-alarm/
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A:Issues With Zone Labs Zone Alarm

Hi slyblackdragon, Welcome to BC.It might help to know if that problem is happening with Zone Alarm Free of Zone Alarm Pro. You might also want to edit your post and put a link back your other topic. As per TMacK's instructions I am moving my thread from the "AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods" forum That way people can check to see what's been going on so far.Wendy

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/133033/issues-with-zone-labs-zone-alarm/
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Hi, all!
 
With interest I have read the Emsisoft Blog article about free anti-virus vendors that bundle PUPs with them. Here, 7 out of 8 tested free antivirus suites bundle with PUPs. A bit further down the article, an important fact is stated, and I quote:
 

...Bitdefender Free is one of the only clean antivirus vendors that does not come with any PUPs.

 
I therefore would like to know: Which more free anti-virus suites than Bitdefender Free do not bundle PUPs?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

A:Most free anti-virus suites now bundle PUPs except Bitdefender Free?

Well, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers a 30 days trial of their program and doesn't bundle PUPs. Emsisoft doesn't bundle any PUPs at all in fact.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577827/most-free-anti-virus-suites-now-bundle-pups-except-bitdefender-free/
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NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.
 

A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-anti-virus-2016-vs-secureaplus-free-latest.60317/
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Why not both using MBAM and Emsisoft Emergency Kit? On demand scanners should help you to track down potential infections as possible with various tools available.

Emsisoft AM is a full blown AV but it can be experimental on other security products as combination just use at your own risk as possible.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/emsisoft-anti-malware-free-or-mbam-free-as-a-second-opinion-scanner.46020/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/285747/need-free-tools-to-shred-files-and-wipe-free-disk-space/
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The movies you mention are copyrighted and as such can only be attained at ligitimate contracted sites. You are asking about illegal downloads and as such are not supported on this site.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-downloading-free-movies-online-free-and-no-virus-614634.html
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thank, you.

A:Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Please boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you can connect to internet

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485888/windows-764-bit-scanned-with-kasperskymalwarebytes-free-and-avast-free/
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A:Zemana Antilogger Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free?

@uninfected1 ZAL Free is compatible with MBAE, use them both
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/zemana-antilogger-free-and-malwarebytes-anti-exploit-free.56107/
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Any suggestions appreciated,
Thank you
 

A:Best Free Anti-virus? Best free Spyware Malware protection?

The most problems that i find is with the info that cookies manage to send out.. as for the good old virus i can honestly say that i can blame that on Zone Labs. so i got me a virus checker and malware or cookie killer.all i can say is that you get nothing for nutin in this world. so do yourself a favor and spring for the few bucks, this i can honestly tell you, my internet provider supplies the big MAC for free and yet i prefer zone alarm.

have a good day
73
Murray
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-free-anti-virus-best-free-spyware-malware-protection.700187/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/does-mawarebytes-anti-expoit-free-work-with-most-free-a-v.1165359/
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https://malwaretips.com/threads/avg-free-antivirus-vs-comodo-internet-security-free.54784/
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https://malwaretips.com/threads/bitdefender-free-antivirus-2016-vs-forticlient-5-4-free.57075/
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A:AVG 2013 Released (now with free support even for free version)

The Download Link on Cnet is not working.

Direct Download Link from AVG servers- Download (Online installer)

2013 version looks really nice and a lot of new features.

Good day.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avg-2013-released-now-with-free-support-even-for-free-version.9876/
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Surprisingly, it also is free for commercial use

Free partition manager download for managing your PCs and Servers.

They are doing the pro version free as well atm - tho you need to twitbook , it seems.

Giveaway of AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.2

A:New Aomei partition manager free - and free pro giveaway

worth getting this program - small too.

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Protection far outweighs the RAM usage. Plus, 360 Essentials is very user friendly.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/securalive-free-vs-360-total-security-vs-panda-free.52540/
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https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-are-free-antivirus-software-good.63531/
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first off you should only have one anti virus program installed on your computer. did you use norton's uninstall tool ? run the tool , restart , run the tool the second time.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_d4749.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/avg-free-avast-free-norton-security-will-not-open.1078171/
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A:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

Offtopic: Spybot S&D or SUPERAntiSpyware? It's kind of obvious, but is spybot still horrible?

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A:HELP! DISK FULL! 250 GB free to 0! GB Free in less than a minute!

Hi,

I will handle your log. As I am in training, all my fixes have to be checked.
I'll get back to you as soon as is possible.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/213595/help-disk-full-250-gb-free-to-0-gb-free-in-less-than-a-minute/
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A:Free Complete AD Free Version of Opera

Nice find!

It sure is nice to get rid of those ads, and not having to pay for the privilege.
(And no, cracking the software is not an option)
 

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I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-free-norton-vs-free-avast-on-my-xp.1125492/
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I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can.

Newegg.com - malwarebytes pro

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

For additional "real-time security" I also use:
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A:BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

You can download the program here = https://www.malwarebytes.com/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f112/best-free-antivirus-and-best-free-password-manager-1160513.html
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Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

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A:Need good free AV to replace AVG Free 7.5.557 on Windows ME

HI, you can get AntiVir Personal Edition or avast! Home Edition to replace AVG

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Hi Demonheim I can see that you have many problems caused by your NVIDIA drivers/programs. The first step would be to reinstall the latest version for your NVIDIA drivers and see if you still have any issues after. Do you know your exact NVIDIA card model? Also, I strongly suggest you to uninstall AVG Web TuneUp since it's also crashing, and is useless to have.

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It is free.

Registering it is simple.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/273447-registering-avast-free-antivirus-free.html
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Hi there

Why can't people be more honest on their websites -- as well as making it harder and harder to find REAL downloads without confusing extra offers / links to other programs with the real link buried deep down in an easy to miss website - I really hate the following that seems to be commonplace now -- FREE DOWNLOAD which implies FREE -- but the SOFTWARE most certainly Isn't but totally no mention of BUY / PAY on the site.

We should BOYCOTT those sites and make our feelings known --nothing wrong about people wanting to make a few bucks - especially these days with good jobs getting harder to find -but we can still be OPEN.



Cheers
jimbo

A:Why so much dishonesty - Free download is NOT free software

Did you not know that the world is primarily run on the basis of greed, dishonesty, deception, and BIG GREEN BUTTONS?

Unfortunately I've had reason to come to conclude it's too often true.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578651/beware-free-antivirus-isnt-really-free-anymore/
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A:Comodo Free Firewallversion 2.4 Vs. Zonealarm Free 6.5.737

The only thing you have to provide is your email address. If you don't want any offers from Comodo, make sure the the box underneath is ticked. I think it says something along the lines of tick this box if you do not want to receive any other offers from Comodo.The programs you have mentioned will create no problems as i can see, although you should ensure that the WIndows default fire is turned off when using another firewall. To turn off Windows Firewall, click start>run and type in firewall.cpl then click OK. Click on the circle next to Off(not recommended) then OK.Don't worry, using any firewall other the Windows one is preferable, as Windows only protects you from incoming threats, not outgoing threats!About the vulnerability, there will always be one, no matter what firewall you use, as hijackers and other computer bad guys come up with new tactics....but Comodo has worked fine for me and has even alerted me to the fact i have IRCbot (a backdoor trojan/worm)!!!But about which firewall is better, i don't know. I can't say so because i haven't used the AVG firewall. Although i would expect Comodo to be better, based on the fact that AVG is mainly an anti-virus program, and would therefore concentrate on the virus side of things. That is exactly why i do not use the Trend Micro firewall i have.I love Mozilla add-ons, they make me feel safe.......try the add-on found here that heps protect you against keyloggers which basically see what you type and can steal your username(s) and passwords.Hope my opinion helps! Have a great day

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I had been using File History, but then for some reason it no longer backs up my folders. Besides, it seems I cannot set it up to backup only selected folders. The only choice I seem to have is to backup all HD.
I need to be able to
1. have a 2nd (and maybe a 3rd) copy of photos/videos and personal files in external HDs.
2. Once I copy new photos from source to PC, Backup software should be able to identify what's new and copy it to backup locations.
3. In the event when duplicates exist, Backup software should be able to suggest/request removal of them.

Any suggestions to other features are more than welcome, even if it's just to make better use of File History.

Thanks in advance guys!

JDL

A:Can one suggest an excellent free/nearly free BackUp app

Sorry I don't know much about free as over the years I have found that free is not always free and recovering your data when something bad happens. And It will happen. It just isn't worth taking a chance on free.
I use and still use Acronis True Home Image. I'll continue using this program on BIOS/MBR computers.
When we started using newer machines that are UEFI/GPT Acronis did not step up to the plate for several years 2011 through 2014 they advertised that they were UEFI complaint. While at the same time they were not able to restore a working OS Booting Hard Drive. This was a nightmare to a lot of us. I understand that in April 2014 they came out with an update that did make ATHI 2014 actually work. I can't say for sure as by this time I had found Macrium Reflect which is a very good back up program/ Imaging program that actually Clones or Images UEFI GPT machines and 100% restores booting OS hard drives/SSD. The main reason that I'll be moving everything over to Reflect is One it works, two there tech support is English speaking highly experienced people that actualy work directly with the product.
The free addition will work good for disk Images and for Cloning. If you want to use file and folder backup you'll have to pay for a license. I personally caught a 30% off sale and got a Pro License. As I upgrade the other Work Stations and Notebooks they will only need the standard License.
So I recommend Macrium Reflect, however Acronis may be better for your requirements. You'll just have to check out there features. And I also recommend that you check out the Support Forums for both programs and little bit of time spent investigating could save you a lot of aggravation latter on.
I don't know of any back up software that will inform you of duplicates. Since they would have to be in different folders I have never needed such, so I could be wrong about that.

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/51238-can-one-suggest-excellent-free-nearly-free-backup-app.html
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A:Reasoncore Security Free/Pro vs Malwarebytes Free/Pro

The protection capabilities of Reason Core Security way back when tested by some members is premature but of course as development goes it should provide convincing results.

MBAM and Reason Core are good to be your on demand scanners in such way.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/reasoncore-security-free-pro-vs-malwarebytes-free-pro.53698/
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A:Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-vs-bitdefender-free-for-newbies.31235/
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This is my first post here and I hope I get it right.
Practically I want them to tell me their opinions on which is better between "Panda free antivirus and ad-adware free antivirus"

The so short djeo to be understood and be easy to answer

A Salu2! from Argentina!
 

A:What is better Panda free antivirus or ad-aware free?

Hello and welcome to malwaretips,
I think adaware got a better detection, but i would trust more Panda.
Both don't have proactive protection, and web filter are almost the same.
Adaware do more false positive than Panda (thanks bitdefender engine).
If you can use other antivirus than panda or adaware you should do it.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/what-is-better-panda-free-antivirus-or-ad-aware-free.48335/
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A:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/bitdefender-free-2016-vs-panda-free-2016-vs-avira-free-2016.54439/
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A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/bitdefender-antivirus-free-vs-avast-antivirus-free-vs-avira-antivirus-free.49766/
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Outlook seems to be OK, sort of, but I'm not wild about the interface.

Mail.com is pretty good, but they keep pushing their premium service.

I've used a a few others that seem to have vaporized.

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Yeah, I know about the G thing too.

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If you're going to download to POP3 or IMAP and not leave much on the server then one of the free services where you pay for a larger mailbox makes sense since you'll get all the benefits without the cost. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...mail_providers

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A:Avast Free vs Avira Free

Pros:
both offer great protection if tweak optimally.

Cons:
Avast! - I don't like their UI.
Avira - I hate the launcher.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-free-vs-avira-free.54579/