ZoneAlarm starts its life as a Windows
firewall, with free version for private using. Security Extreme 2013 is fee
product added lots of features to supply an entire set of Window security
These additions include antispam, PC
Tune-up, parental control, online backup, personal browser, download security,
keylogger jamming, Facebook privacy scan and preventing online tracking.
security app is available in full Window applications
Controlling screen consists of three simple
panels named Computer, Internet and “Identity & Data”. Unless there are any
reported issues, each panel also shows “Protected” in blue letters.
Click View Details on any panels to enter
controlling screen, which provides more details and switches to open and close
many different factors. You are also able to deepen into more innovative
Quick scan and full scan can start from a
secondary screen of controlling panel, but if you want to scan a special file,
you have to click it in Windows and choose ZoneAlarm menu option.
PC Tune-up is included, but according to
default, it is not installed. Licensed by Large Software, it is an application
of automatically PC cleaner. ZoneAlarm permit includes backup system, scan
broken-file, fix file, and prevent fragmentation, but you can improve program
to add more functions.
permit includes backup system, scan broken-file, fix file, and prevent
Scanning set of 50GB file in our normal
test spent 36 minutes 27 second, but ZoneAlarm only tested 8.767 files. It
brings scan speed of 4 files a second, the second slowest that we have
recorded. However, ZoneAlarm did well in taking file fingerprint, and the
second scan only needed 19 second.
Copying one 2GB file spends more 37% time
when a ZoneAlarm scan are working. It is better than average, but it is not the
best time we have seen from security applications.
Independently testing lab of German,
AT-Test, marks ZoneAlarm 13.5 points over able 18 points, put it in the middle
of group on productivity.
one 2GB file spend more 37% time when a ZoneAlarm scan are working.
Divide these common marks, ZoneAlarm gets
5.5 points over 6 points for Usability, with low consumption of sources and
only one fail in two months.
Its result is credit for Repair, although
ZoneAlarm is especially good at removing toxic components and fixing unexpected
Security apps have been lost mark in
Protection though out the second month of test, in which it indicated some
difference of detecting zero-day attacks.
ZoneAlarm Security Extreme 2013 is a useful
security app in almost aspects. It provides helpful online backup, and PC
Turn-up elements better than average. Antivirus protection is quite good, and
it is one the low-price security options.
250GB driven capability