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Our Zone Alarm free trial ends today - does anyone know of any other similar free products to use?

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Dottydot Wed 30-Jul-08 10:31:38

Don't really understand what Zone Alarm does but apparently it's ending today. Any help with suggesting other products which might be free would be great...


Dottydot Wed 30-Jul-08 13:16:56

Oh come on - someone geeky IT literate must know something - and after having had a £600 garage bill today Lord knows it needs to be free....

charliecat Wed 30-Jul-08 13:18:50

google AVG thats free.

charliecat Wed 30-Jul-08 13:19:30

Who are you with you get free norton with BT option 2 and 3.

Dottydot Wed 30-Jul-08 13:39:44

Thanks - I'll have a look at AVG. We're with Virgin.

charliecat Wed 30-Jul-08 13:47:30

Ok, avg is free and fine, i have it on my pc.

RustyBear Wed 30-Jul-08 13:49:21

There is a completely free version of Zone Alarm - I've got it on one of my laptops & so does DS - presumably you've got a trial of the paid-for version.

You do have to spend a bit of time teaching it which programs to accept, but it just means clicking OK when it asks, and the last MS update managed to knock a lot of ZA users, including DS off the internet for a bit, but it's been fixed now.

RustyBear Wed 30-Jul-08 13:56:40

AVG free edition is not a firewall though, it's Anti virus, anti-spyware & has email & link scanners, but it won't protect you from hackers.

charliecat Wed 30-Jul-08 14:31:09

switch windows firewall on

SirDigbyChickenCaesar Wed 30-Jul-08 14:34:11

we have had the free version of Zone Alarm for years. It shouldn't end. (unless you have the mega pumped up version)

zebramama Thu 31-Jul-08 09:36:07

When you install the Free Version of Zone Alarm it asks you if you want to install a 3 month trial of the full software.
Say No - Continue with Free Edition.
Then you won't be pestered to part with money.
Add in AVG Free for Antivirus and you are sorted.

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