ZoneAlarm is designed to protect your DSL – or cable-connected PC from hackers. This program includes four interlocking security services: a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and Zones. The firewall controls the door to your computer and allows only traffic you understand and initiate. The application control allows you to decide which applications can and cannot use the Internet.

The Internet lock blocks Internet traffic while your computer is unattended or while you're not using the Internet, and it can be activated automatically with your computer's screensaver or after a set period of inactivity. Zones monitor all activity on your computer and alert you when a new application attempts to access the Internet. Version 6.1.744 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes. Note: ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions).

The features of the ZoneAlarm program include:

  • Blocks hackers from gaining access to your computer
  • Automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet
  • Prevents spyware from sending your personal information across the Internet
  • Protects your programs and operating system from malware
  • Prevents your personal data from leaving your computer without your approval

The system requirements of the ZoneAlarm program are:

  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000 Pro/XP
  • Pentium III 450 MHz or higher
  • 50MB of available hard disk space. Internet access
  • Minimum system RAM: 48MB (98SE/ME), 64MB (2000 Pro), 128MB (XP)
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