The latest ZoneAlarm® Pro release is 13.0.208.000.

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Note: these notes also apply to ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm PRO Antivirus + Firewall and ZoneAlarm (free firewall) when applicable. For example, improvements to anti-spyware do not apply to our AntiVirus product, but do apply to Suite and Pro that both include anti-spyware features.

Release History:

  • 13.0 Branch
  • 13.0.208.000 was released to the public on Mar 24, 2014. See changes.

  • 11.0 Branch
  • 11.0.780.000 was released to the public on Aug 21, 2013. See changes.

    11.0.768.000 was released to the public on Jun 26, 2013. See changes.

    11.0.000.504 was released to the public on Apr 6, 2013. See changes.

    11.0.000.054 was released to the public on Jan 25, 2013. See changes.

    11.0.000.038 was released to the public on Jan 3, 2013. See changes.

    11.0.000.020 was released to the public on Nov 20, 2012. See changes.

    11.0.000.018 was released to the public on Nov 9, 2012. See changes.

  • 10.0 Branch

    10.2.078.000 was released to the public on Aug 30, 2012. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.2.074.000 was released to the public on Aug 1, 2012. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.2.073.000 was released to the public on Aug 1, 2012. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.2.072.000 was released to the public on Jul 24, 2012. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.2.068.000 was released to the public on Jul 18, 2012. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.1.079.000 was released to the public on Dec 27, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.1.065.000 was released to the public on Nov 11, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.1.056.000 was released to the public on Nov 1, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.0.250.000 was released to the public on July 27, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.0.243.000 was released to the public on June 30, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.0.241.000 was released to the public on June 20, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

    10.0.240.000 was released to the public on June 7, 2011. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 9.0 Branch

    9.3.037.000 was released to the public on September 13, 2010. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.3.014.000 was released to the public on July 26, 2010. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.1.603.000 was released to the public on June 7, 2010. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.1.507.000 was released to the public on March 26, 2010. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.1.008.000 was released to the public on October 19, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.0.114.000 was released to the public on September 25, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.0.112.000 was released to the public on September 22, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

    9.0.083.000 was released to the public on August 31, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 8.0 Branch Vista and XP

    8.0.400.020 was released to the public on June 5, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

    8.0.298.000 was released to the public on February 23, 2009. For changes in this version, click here.

    8.0.059.000 was released to the public on October 15, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

    8.0.020.000 was released to the public on August 29, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

    8.0.015.000 was released to the public on August 25, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 7.0 Branch

    7.0.483.000 was released to the public on July 10, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.473.000 was released to the public on April 22, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.470.000 was released to the public on March 20, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.462.000 was released to the public on November 20, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.408.000 was released to the public on September 12, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.362.000 was released to the public on July 3, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.337.000 was released to the public on March 15, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

    7.0.302.000 was released to the public on January 15, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 6.5 Branch

    6.5.737.000 was released to the public on August 31, 2006.

    6.5.714.000 was released to the public on June 15, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.5.700.000 was released to the public on June 5, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 6.1 Branch

    6.1.744.001 was released to the public on March 27, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.1.744.000 was released to the public on March 1, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.1.737.000 was released to the public on November 22, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 6.0 Branch

    6.0.667.000 was released to the public on September 6, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.0.631.003 was released to the public on July 27, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.0.631.002 was released to the public on July 21, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 5.5 Branch

    5.5.094.000 was released to the public on April 26, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

    5.5.062.011 was released to the public on February 10, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

    5.5.062.004 was released to the public on December 2, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

    5.5.062.000 was released to the public on November 8, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 5.1 Branch

    5.1.033.000 was released to the public on September 30, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

    5.1.011 was released to the public on July 29, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 5.0 Branch

    5.0.590.043 was released to the public on June 21, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

    5.0.590.015 was released to the public on May 24, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 4.5 Branch

    4.5.594.000 was released to the public on April 12, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

    4.5.538.001 was released to the public on February 18, 2004. For changes in this version, click here.

    4.5.538.0 was released to the public on December 19, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

    4.5.530.0 was released to the public on November 18, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 4.0 Branch

    4.0.146.029 was released to the public on August 27, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

    4.0.123.012 was released to the public on June 12, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 3.7 Branch

    3.7.159 was released to the public on March 31, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.7.143 was released to the public on March 20, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.7.098 was released to the public on February 19, 2003. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 3.5 Branch

    3.5.169 was released to the public on December 12, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.5.166 was released to the public November 27, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 3.1 Branch

    3.1.395 was released to the public September 10, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 3.0 Branch

    3.0.134 was released to Linksys router users on a limited basis beginning July 24, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.133 was released to the public on July 9, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.118.001 was released to Linksys router users on a limited basis beginning May 29, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.118 was released to the public on April 1, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.091 was released to the public on March 18, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.082 was released to the public on March 8, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

    3.0.081 was released to the public on March 6, 2002. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 2.6 Branch

    2.6.362 was released to the public on November 27, 2001. For changes in this version, click here.

    2.6.357 was released to the public on October 10, 2001. For changes in this version, click here.

    2.6.231 was released to the public on August 1, 2001. For changes in this version, click here

    2.6.088 was released to the public on May 2, 2001. There were no significant changes between this version and the previous version, 2.6.084.

    2.6.084 was the first public release of the 2.6 branch. It was released beginning April 30, 2001. It contained major updates from the 2.4 branch, detailed in the "new features" section below.

  • 2.4 Branch

    2.4.122 was the last version of the 2.4 branch and was released to the public as a patch on February 7, 2001. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 1.0 Branch

    1.0.064 was released on August 16, 2000, and was the first official public release of ZoneAlarm Pro. For changes in this version, click here.

 

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 13.0.208.000

  • New: Privacy Toolbar with Internet Explorer 11 support
  • Updated: UI minor adjustments

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.780.000

  • Improved: Antivirus detection.

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.768.000

  • New: Updated AV Engine.
  • New: Web scanner - blocks web threats before they reach your browser or hard drive.
  • New: Forcefield removed, replaced with new and improved Site Check technology and security toolbar.
  • New: Latest version of Firefox is supported.
  • Improved: Stability and performance enhancements.

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.000.504

  • Added: Windows 8 - ELAM protection (Early Launch Anti-Malware)
  • Updated: Antivirus Engine
  • Improved: Rootkit detection

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.000.054

  • Fixed: Compatibility issue with XP SP2
  • Fixed: Parental controls installation exception error.

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.000.038

  • New: Do Not Track
  • New: Facebook Privacy Scan
  • Added: Firefox 17.0.1 support
  • Improved: AV Behavioral Scanning Engine

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.000.020

  • Improved: AV engine
  • Fixed issue: Installer screens not displayed properly on some systems

ZoneAlarm® Pro version 11.0.000.018

  • Added: Windows 8 compatibility
  • Added: Firefox 16 support
  • Fixed: Java 7 compatibility

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.2.078.000

  • Added: Firefox 15 support

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.2.074.000

  • Added: Italian language localization

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.2.073.000

  • Optimized: Installer, component installation order

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.2.072.000

  • Added: Firefox 14 support
  • Fixed issue: Chrome configuration fix
  • Fixed issue: ZA Free, messaging usability improvements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.2.068.000

  • Added: Firefox 14 support
  • Added: Stop all internet activity option
  • Added: Snooze AV or Firewall for 5 mins option
  • Improved: Security toolbar
  • Improved: AV engine
  • Improved: Installer
  • Fixed issue: Riskware options usability
  • Fixed issue: Various other improvements and fixes

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.1.079.000

  • Added: List view sorting for Programs list
  • Added: Program Trust level can be set from the Program list view again
  • Fixed issue: Display problem with some Application firewall rules
  • Fixed issue: Program list view icons are not always displaying correctly in localized versions
  • Fixed issue: Default program control setting should be Auto mode
  • Fixed issue: Program list "kill" mode icon not displayed correctly
  • Fixed issue: No warning is displayed when a program is set to "kill"
  • Fixed issue: Various other improvements and fixes

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.1.065.000

  • Added: Support for Firefox 8 (web security toolbar)(prior versions of Firefox will not be supported)
  • Fixed issue: Use the correct date for firewall logs
  • Fixed issue: User can't select install path on 64-bit machine
  • Fixed issue: Long path installation not working
  • Fixed issue: Problem with Program Alerts displaying correctly
  • Fixed issue: Various other improvements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.1.056.000

  • Browser security toolbar now supports Firefox 7 (prior versions of Firefox are not supported)
  • New universal installer for all supported languages
  • New "Synchronize License" link is now in the Tools menu
  • Fixed issues that occurred in some instances:
    • Fixed issue: Application Control Expert Rules not working properly
    • Fixed issue: Not all Alert & Log settings persist after restart
    • Fixed issue: Expert Rule not blocking SSL properly
    • Fixed issue: Backup and Restore stop working after restarting
    • Fixed issue: Proxy settings are not correctly saved when updating from 9.x to 10
    • Fixed issue- License key is not always refreshed in UI
    • Fixed issue: IDLock is not enabled
    • Fixed issue: Public / Trusted zone settings not displaying correctly
    • Fixed issue: Installer failed with error 127
    • Fixed various other stability and usability fixes

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.0.250.000

  • Added support for Firefox 5 and Internet Explorer 9 for ZoneAlarm Security toolbar
  • Fixed conflict with HP Support Assistant

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.0.243.000

  • Improved client installation
  • Improved parental control installation in ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
  • Add SKU name in client about box

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.0.241.000

  • This update improves compatibility with non-English operating systems and stand-alone versions of Hard Drive Encryption.

ZoneAlarm Pro version 10.0.240.000

  • New user-friendly design: Easy for all levels of users, confirms protection at a glance. Runs automatically, is easy to customize and provides instant access to support and 24/7 live chat.
  • Quick install: Makes securing your computer faster and easier than ever.
  • Enhanced Cloud Security: 3rd generation cloud technologies detect 50,000 - 75,000 new applications every day and verify threats detected by behavioral scans.
  • Online Backup--free 2GB of storage space

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.3.037.000

  • This update includes security and stability improvements, and fixes a rare file download issue.

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.3.014.000

  • Performance and stability improvements:
    • Includes Microsoft patch for Windows 7 and Vista systems:
      • Resolves issues with running two security products at once
      • Resolves Internet connectivity and stability issues, especially with Windows 7 64-bit systems
    • IPv6 support now on by default for supported operating systems
    • Fixed: Issue causing slow startup of Internet Explorer
    • Fixed: Excessive hard drive activity issue

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.1.603.000

  • OS support:
    • Windows 7 SP1 BETA now supported
  • Performance and stability improvements:
    • Fixed: Issues that sometimes inhibited PC performance
    • Fixed: Hibernation issues
    • Fixed: Delays on initial loading of certain programs, including Internet Explorer 8
    • Fixed: Crypt32 errors appearing in event log

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.1.507.000

  • Enhancements:
    • Browser Security can now be turned off and on from within ZoneAlarm
    • Improved client analysis of threat events to feed into and improve Program Advisor for faster, more thorough responses to threat outbreaks and increased usability
    • Clicking the "Check for Updates" button now includes a check for Browser Security updates
    • Browser Security Advanced Download Detection shows green alert when a download is safe and red when a download is dangerous.
    • Various stability and performance improvements, including fixed issues shown below
  • Fixed issues:
    • Fixed: Service Control doesn't detect kernel4b.exe test from Matousec.com
    • Fixed: Browser security does not detect Winamp Lite as good file
    • Fixed: Heuristic anti-phishing doesn't work with French localization
    • Fixed: Unable to use SnagIt program after disabling anti-keylogger
    • Fixed: Anti-keylogger not working in IE8 when minimizing one window from two on Vista x64
    • Fixed: Firefox "Add-ons" window always appears after "Clear Virtual Data" in Browser Security settings
    • Fixed: Dynamic Trial Screen statistics display not working correctly
    • Fixed: Installation on Vista Home Basic is not blocked (should be blocked because not supported)
    • Fixed: IE8 Web-page Save dialog contains no file name in File name field
    • Fixed: Blue screen occurred while browsing in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 on XP. Bookmarks and history cleared.
    • Fixed: Anti-keylogger blocks all entered data after file download in IE6
    • Fixed: It is not possible to type something in IE6 with disabled browser security on Win XP SP3
    • Fixed: Browser security blocks "Snipping Tool" on Win 7
    • Fixed: Blue screen sometimes happened before or after computer going to sleep mode
    • Fixed: Windows shows alert during ZoneAlarm installation
    • Fixed: Rare vsmon crash during ZoneAlarm upgrade
    • Fixed: Slow ZoneAlarm update on Win 7 32bit
    • Fixed: On Win 7, folder created called "ZoneAlarm" containing shortcut to Diagnostics Tool

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.1.008.000

  • Windows 7 operating system compatibility
  • Component Object Model (COM) monitoring (to stop advanced attacks that use the COM Windows component)
  • Improved antivirus/anti-spyware with enhanced rootkit detection
  • Improved performance in Browser Security module

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.0.114.000

  • Browser security fixes:
    • Fixed: Unable to install Adobe Flash Player add-on under Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 in Internet mode
    • Fixed: Unable to install No Script add-on for Firefox when virtualization is enabled
    • Fixed: Communication with Smart Defense Advisor.
  • Other fixes:
    • Fixed: AV DAT version is correctly refreshed after an AV update

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.0.112.000

  • Browser security fixes:
    • Fixed: Not possible to type in Internet Explorer (IE) 7 in Private browsing mode
    • Fixed: System stops responding after opening PDF file in IE 7 and 8 on XP when virtualization is on
  • Compatibility and Stability improvements:
    • Fixed: Blue screen crash after starting IE 7 (if ForceField is set to manual startup)
    • Fixed: Performance problems when using iTunes
    • Fixed: Screen freezes during ZoneAlarm installation or configuration in some cases
  • Other fixes:
    • Fixed: Adding a firewall rule to block a specific hostname blocked all traffic

ZoneAlarm Pro version 9.0.083.000

  • New Browser Security:
    • Advanced Download Protection:
      • Detects the latest zero-day threats in downloads that you initiate-before they reach your computer
      • Includes heuristic analysis and program check
      • Can run and analyze download behavior in a virtual environment if necessary
    • Spy site detection
    • Signature and heuristic phishing detection
    • Website safety check and rating
  • Program control features to stop advanced security bypass attacks:
    • Timing attack protection
    • Service control manager protection (not supported on 64-bit and Windows 7)
  • Other enhancements:
    • Many performance improvements
    • Reduced number of unnecessary alerts
    • Windows 7 ready (Free compatibility update to run on Windows 7 when it is released)

    Note: To serve our customers who have a need for a streamlined high-end firewall product, especially to complement an existing anti-virus program, ZoneAlarm Pro firewall no longer includes the anti-spyware feature. To further streamline in an age where web privacy controls are built into the most popular browsers and email attachment scanning is included in the major email applications, privacy controls and inbound MailSafe have also been removed with this release.

ZoneAlarm Pro version 8.0.400.020

  • Firewall Enhancements for the High level setting:
    • Service Control Manager (SCM) monitoring to catch drivers being launched
    • Raw disk access detection added to catch malware that tries to open the kernel memory directly
  • Installation:
    • Cleaner uninstall
    • Automated Windows XP Service Pack 2 upgrade option
    • Faster upgrade installations
    • Vista Service Pack 2 support
  • Fixed Issues:
    • Incompatibility issues with Remote Desktop connections have been resolved.
    • Incompatibility issues with Cisco VPN have been resolved.
  • Other Enhancements:
    • Email security now supports 64bit Vista, IMAP accounts and the Windows Mail client
    • Stability and performance improvements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 8.0.298.000

  • Vista 64-bit compatible
  • Improved performance during computer startup, shutdown and operation
  • Addressed specific stability and quality issues
  • SmartDefense Advisor (automatic program configuration service) improved to provide more secure, quieter operation

ZoneAlarm Pro version 8.0.059.000

  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved system boot time
    • Improved start-up time after hibernation and sleep mode
  • Anti-virus improvements:
    • Fixed automatic antivirus/antispyware update setting not saving in Vista (ZoneAlarm Antivirus and Internet Security Suite)
    • Fixed view update not opening the update dialog (ZoneAlarm Antivirus and Internet Security Suite)
  • Compatibility and Stability improvements:
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Microsoft VPN
    • Fixed occasional crashes in vsmon engine
    • Fixed occasional hangs during shutdown
  • Various other improvements:
    • Various install and upgrade improvements
    • Two security enhancements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 8.0.020.000

  • Fixed compatibility issue with Network Magic and networking software that comes with certain brands of routers

ZoneAlarm Pro version 8.0.015.000

  • Security improvements:
    • Many Firewall/OSFirewall improvements stop more attacks, pass leak tests
    • Enhanced self-protection. More hardening and other self-protection added to withstand an onslaught of attacks ("stability under fire")
    • Early boot protection - new icon with a special tooltip now appears sooner during start-up (though security is active even before the icon shows).
    • Enhanced: Root-kit protection within OSFirewall blocks more threats
    • New daily credit monitoring - monitors your credit reports daily with email alerts and reports; notifies you if there have been changes because these are often an indication of identity theft.
    • Newly updated Identity Protection Center makes it easier for you to protect your identity in the physical world too.
    • Various antivirus and anti-spyware improvements.
  • Performance improvements:
    • Anti-virus: Scan modes added so you only scan what you need, increasing scan speed by 50% while still providing superior protection
    • Improved reboot time, login time, session start, UI loading, various other performance improvements throughout the product.
  • Ease-of-use improvements:
    • New User Interface
    • One-click Fix-it button lets you fix issues instantly
    • Improvements in Smart Defense: Millions of applications have security access automatically pre-set so the user doesn't have to set them

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.483.000

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Update KB951748 has been fixed

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.473.000

  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Fixed compatibility issue with public beta of ForceField
  • Other improvements:
    • Various stability improvements.

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.470.000

  • Usability improvements:
    • Fixed the issue where in some cases the client would "lose" settings, causing user to respond to alerts that otherwise would not appear
    • Prevent unnecessary error dialog to be displayed for non-Admin users
    • Client can now be started in safe mode (with networking only) for antivirus scan and removal
  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Enable content filtering and privacy when ForceField is active
    • Fixed the Spy Doctor Gate to only gate for 5.0 and earlier
    • Free ZoneAlarm firewall and ZoneAlarm Pro can now co-exist with Kaspersky AV
  • Various other stability and performance improvements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.462.000

  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved system boot time
  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Verified compatibility with Windows XP SP3
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Intuit Software
  • Additional Stability improvements:
    • Fixed occasional crashes in vsmon
    • Fixed occasional hangs during shutdown
    • Fixed occasional hangs in UpdClient.
    • Fixed various install and upgrade issues
    • Fixed window activation issue associated with automatic updates
  • Ease-of-use improvements:
    • New: Added Automatic Network Configuration to Wizard (will automatically add Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, Network Printers and, mapped network drives to trusted zone)
    • Changed update frequency default to every 3 hours
  • Customization improvements:
    • Added Global Reset-to-Default feature (invoked via Ctrl+Shift+right click on ZA icon in system tray).
    • Various other fixes and improvements

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.408.000

  • Performance improvements in system startup and shutdown, spysite loading, the update client, and more.
  • Stability improvements during, uninstall, while shutting down, and more.
  • Compatibility: Fixed compatibility issues with Project 2007, Bit Torrent, and Logitech Webcam.
  • Various usability and other improvements.

ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.362.000

  • Stability and performance enhancements: Various improvements.
  • Compatibility enhancements: Works with Netflix's Downloading service.

New and improved ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.337.000

  • Fixed issue where expert rules disappeared after a restart
  • A change was made to allow per application expert rules
  • Removed Google Desktop installation warning
  • Some rare reports of crashing have been isolated and addressed
  • Formatting and translation improvements on non-English products
  • Program learning mode duration set to 21 days by default
  • Various other fixes

New and improved ZoneAlarm Pro version 7.0.302.000

  • Product set-up process has been redesigned and shortened.
  • A pre-scan has been added to the start wizard that scans the user's PC for program files, compares programs with ZoneAlarm's SmartDefense Advisor database, and applies policy to said programs, both legitimate and malicious.
  • The UI has been refreshed, with new ZoneAlarm/Check Point branding.
  • Anti-spyware has been improved for better discovery and cleaning.
  • The spyware update system has been improved for reliability and responsiveness.

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.5.714.000

  • Fixed - In some instances rundll32 takes ~90-99% CPU
  • Fixed - Service stability issue

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.5.700.000

  • Identity Protection panel takes the place of the ID Lock panel. Includes ID Lock feature, adds a new identity protection center with stolen credit card monitoring and alerting, ID theft victim counseling, educational materials and more.
  • Spyware site blocking blocks users from visiting Web sites known to proliferate spyware; also blocks spyware programs from visiting known spyware sites.
  • Game mode: Right-mouse click control to stop alerts from interrupting game play.
  • Game mode: Right-mouse click control to stop alerts from interrupting game play.
  • OS Firewall now monitors more program behaviors.
  • OS Firewall global controls (located in Program Control/Main/Custom) to control common spyware actions at a global level
  • Anti-spyware update service improvements correct rare latency issues
  • Addresses inability to delete ZoneAlarm files in Safe Mode
  • Addressed incompatibility with Red Orchestra Game
  • Fixed a service stability issue
  • Reduced memory usage during Anti-Spyware scan
  • Improved Boot time
  • Improved Trial Screen experience
  • Various other fixes

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.1.744.001

  • Fixed - Local escalation of privileges issue (For more details please click here)

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.1.744.000

  • Fixed - Service stability issue
  • Fixed - Communicate with the centralized server issue
  • Fixed - Overlapped text in support and update information
  • Fixed - Various other bug fixes

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.1.737.000

  • Fixed - Compatibility issues with Adaptec USB driver
  • Fixed - Nortel VPN can not connect
  • Fixed - Antispyware update failure
  • Fixed - Compatibility issue when System Mechanic Startup Guard is enabled
  • Fixed - PdaNet can't connect
  • Fixed - Problems with GotomyPC
  • Fixed - VSNET 2003 issues
  • Fixed - TrueVector application error in event viewer log
  • Fixed - High vsmon CPU usage
  • Fixed - "Deny" Button in program alert pushed off the edge
  • Fixed - Icons lost in program list after upgrade
  • Fixed - PC Cillin 2006 issue
  • Fixed - System stability issues
  • Fixed - Various other bug fixes

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.0.667.000

  • Fixed - POP email not working when co-existing with NAV
  • Fixed - VSMON crashes when visiting some websites with privacy enabled
  • Fixed - Anti-Spyware update sometimes "not responding"
  • Fixed - AV scan will hang on certain files
  • Fixed - VSMON crashes when sending IDLock item via email
  • Fixed - On some machines Antivirus/Antispyware can't be enabled
  • Fixed - Propel compatibility issue
  • Fixed - SmartDefense Advisor not working with Proxy
  • Fixed - Multiple 'loopback' entries in firewall zones after upgrade

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.0.631.003

  • Fixed network detection issue.

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 6.0.631.002

  • Wireless Security Protection
  • Anti-Spyware (detection and prevention)
  • Triple Defense FirewallT (Network firewall, operating system firewall, program firewall)
  • Automatic kill control (disables malicious programs)

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.5.094.000

  • Added Wireless Security Protection
  • Fixed Safenet issue
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.5.062.011

  • Fixed IPC instability issue
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.5.062.004

  • Added Advanced Program Control enhancement
  • Fixed Microsoft Security Center Firewall/AV Status issue
  • Fixed more system stability issues
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.5.062.000

  • Added New Network detection wizard dialog
  • Added additional information to the About dialog
  • Fixed Ghost client cannot connect to Ghostcast server issue
  • Fixed Microsoft Flight Simulator multiuser issue
  • Fixed yEnc encoded download issue with newsreaders
  • Fixed conflict with HP Photosmart printer at startup issue
  • Fixed MailSafe will rename files download via news readers issue
  • Fixed Hidden and Dangerous 2 game issues
  • Fixed Tiger Wood PGA Tour won't be able to connect over LAN issue
  • Fixed DirectX 9.0 issue
  • Fixed compatibility issue with PC-cillin 2004
  • Fixed a problem where not all expert rules were restored
  • Fixed privacy issue with referrers
  • Fixed blocked internet access during Configuration Wizard issue
  • Fixed issue with ipconfig /renew hanging
  • Fixed incorrect Changed Program alert
  • Fixed more system stability issues
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.1.033.000

  • Fixed installation issue on 64 bit machines with 32-bit OS
  • Fixed PC-Cillin 2004 compatibility issues
  • Fixed a privacy security issue

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.1.011

  • Added Microsoft Security Center support
  • Added support for Microsoft SP2
  • Added anti-phishing protection for PayPal users
  • Fixed Internet Explorer browsing issues
  • Fixed IIS FTP Server issues
  • Fixed Visual Studio2002/2003 with IIS issues
  • Fixed AOL Browser issues
  • Fixed check for update issues (proxy configuration detection)
  • Fixed issues with checkdisk
  • Fixed more system stability issues
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.0.590.043

  • Fixed Norton AV e-mail scanning issu
  • Fixed issue with SSH timout
  • Fixed installation issue with McAfee Security Center
  • Fixed system stability issues
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 5.0.590.015

  • AlertAdvisor - Provides automatic program configurations
  • Antivirus Monitoring - Helps manage other security solutions by alerting you when your antivirus protection (even from another vendor) has been disabled or is out of date
  • Alert Viewer - New Alert viewer functionality organizes log details by feature category
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.5.594.000

  • Fixed ID Lock display issue
  • Added in-client Security Scanner support
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.5.538.001

  • Fixed security issue in SMTP processing

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.5.538.0

  • Added a manual check for update option
  • Fixed compatibility issues with 3rd party vendors
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.5.530.0

  • ID Lock, keeps your confidential, personal information private from ID thieves and Internet predators
  • myVAULT - Provides a secure, convenient place to store sensitive personal and financial information
  • Program pre-configuration - Provides smoother and safer set-up with automatic program configuration
  • Host file lock - prevents host file tampering that sends users to spoofed web sites
  • Zone Labs Secure Community
  • Open Process Protection
  • Privacy fixes

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.0.146.029

  • Addresses a compatibility issue for users running eTrust EZ Antivirus
  • Additional functionality to defeat so-called "shell exploit"
  • Added functionality to defeat Device Driver Attack
  • Privacy fixes
  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 4.0.123.012

  • Hacker ID, which lets you fight back against hackers
  • Cache Cleaner, to provide the utmost privacy protection, even on your hard drive.
  • Professional-grade control, giving you the granular detail of traditional firewall rules
  • Outbound email protection
  • Enhanced privacy protection
  • Improved ease-of-use, with ultra-simple VPN setup
  • Backup and Restore

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.7.159

  • Routine maintenance items

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.7.143

  • Routine maintenance items
  • Minor fit and finish improvements

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.7.098

  • Advanced Hardening of Operating System & Network Vulnerabilities
  • Dynamic Panel loading
  • Fixed issue with "unknow process" pop-up
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.5.169

  • Addresses issue where Web Filtering was erroneously activated for a limited number of ZoneAlarm Pro customers after receiving the 3.5.166 upgrade
  • Addresses a compatibility issue for users running Win 98 and AOL

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.5.166

  • New 3-step network configuration wizard
  • Enhanced security protection
  • Improved PrivacyAdvisor
  • Improved Web site exception list
  • Improved AlertAdvisor*

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.1.395

  • Improved performance and loading time
  • Improved interoperability with proxy server applications
  • Blocking of JavaScript-based cookies
  • Privacy support for gzipped web pages
  • Improved and re-defined ad-blocking functionality
  • Improved user interface with new maximize/minimize button
  • Fixed issue in which only one password attempt was given during a program alert
  • Added warning message for Linksys License Key users, whose machine has been disconnected from the Router for more than 23 days
  • Fixed issues in which Browser caching affected enforcement of Privacy settings
  • Fixed issue regarding impact of Privacy settings on Web-based mail services on Win9x
  • Fixed issue regarding display of the MailSafe warning dialog
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.134

  • Linksys router compatibility: Adds support for new MAC addresses that are embedded in the latest Linksys router versions. This fix only affected customers who purchased new Linksys routers in the weeks leading up to this release

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.133

  • Installer optimizations for users going between ZoneAlarm Pro and other Zone Labs clients
  • AlertAdvisor improvements to deliver more detailed and relevant advice and information to users
  • Some startup and shutdown performance improvements
  • Improvements to address limited reports of crashing
  • Addresses some privacy issues

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.118.001

  • Linksys router compatibility: Adds support for new MAC addresses that are embedded in the latest Linksys router versions. This fix only affected customers who purchased new Linksys routers in the weeks leading up to this release.

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.118

  • MailSafe now quarantines 47 different attachment types by default
  • Addresses issues with Diablo II and other software titles on Windows 9x operating systems
  • Addresses proxy server issues with software such as Webwasher and Proxomitron
  • Includes additional performance improvements
  • Panel tabs have been redesigned for improved visibility
  • MailSafe usability improvements

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.091

  • Improved performance
  • Improved stability
  • Operates with less system resource usage
  • Installer/uninstaller improvements in both usability and functionality
  • Addresses ICS/NAT issues on Windows 9x

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0.082

  • Addresses issue when browsing certain websites with Ad blocking set to on where raw HTML text shows up on the web page.

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 3.0:

  • Redesigned interface with all-new help system, quick-start tutorial, quick-reference text column, security overview panel and color-selectable interface
  • Improved trusted security engine is further hardened and tamper-resistant
  • New program component control to prevent abuse of trusted programs
  • Optional program learning mode for easy set-up
  • Optional program component learning mode for easy set-up
  • New Zone management area makes keeping track of networks and computers quicker and easier
  • Enhanced automatic network detection with wireless network identification and support
  • New active network indicator shows what networks are active in what Zone
  • Privacy protection: Cookie control, third-party spying control, Web bug and referrer header control, mobile code control
  • Ad blocking: Granular ad blocking including pop-up/pop-under ad blocking, banner ad blocking, animation ad blocking, performance-based banner ad blocking (blocks only banner ads that slow Web page loads)
  • New in-client logging with log filtering and sorting
  • New alert filtering: see all alerts, only high-rated alerts or no alerts
  • All new alert advisor with instant security advice from the experts at Zone Labs
  • New IP address mapping to locate potential attackers from anywhere in the world

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 2.6.362:

  • Support for AOL 7 browser
  • Improved operability on the XP platform
  • Other enhancements for improved operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 2.6.357:

  • Improved program alert advice to give users information and advice for every program alert they receive
  • Improved firewall alert advice to give users information and advice for every firewall alert they receive
  • Support for Windows XP and upgrading from previous Windows versions to Windows XP. When upgrading, ZoneAlarm Pro is migrated to the new operating system as well
  • Improvements to the method of saving program settings and configurations for increased reliability and stability
  • Blocking uncommon IP protocols: Two new check boxes on the general tab of the Advanced security properties panel allow you to block all uncommon IP protocols or allow VPN protocols such as ESP, AH and GRE
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 2.6.231:

  • Three intermittent Win Me issues addressed
  • Addresses access permission memory issues
  • MailSafe improvements to better handle attachments of long file names
  • Improved enforcement of ZoneAlarm Pro permissions
  • Addresses FTP issues
  • Fix for intermittent failure of "bytes sent" information
  • Addresses cases of limited interoperability with 3rd-party software including Norton firewall products
  • License key usability and functionality improvements
  • Fixes issue with ZoneAlarm Pro deskband
  • Fixes rare cases of Microsoft IE browser failure
  • Various other enhancements for increased reliability of operation

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Pro version 2.6:

  • Automatic Network Detection senses new networks for trusted printer and file sharing as you move from one network to another
  • Getting-Started Tutorial clearly explains controls and alerts to get you up and running quickly
  • Real-time, color-coded alerts rate security risks and give expert advice
  • Alert Advice offers advice from the experts at Zone Labs
  • Automatic Intrusion Blocking detects, blocks, and logs known and unknown dangerous threats
  • Hardens overall security to eliminate operating system vulnerabilities
  • More Info Buttons on alerts offer expert advice
  • Context-sensitive Online Help for easier navigation

Version 2.4.122 Patch

  • Corrected a registration problem which some users reported in 2.4.112/113
  • Addresses compatibility problems which some users reported after upgrading to the 2.4.112/113 patch

Version 2.4.112/113 Patch

  • Expands the capabilities of MailSafe to address the very latest virus mutations including the recently unleashed AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs worm
  • Hardens the firewall against sabotage and new threats
  • Includes broad bug fixes for even more reliable operation

Version 1.0.064

ZoneAlarm Pro introduces all of the great features of ZoneAlarm along with advance networking features for business users and increased flexibility, configurability and control for advanced users, including:

  • Enhanced MailSafe is configurable and protects from 37 different attachment types
  • Advanced customization for advanced users to control protocols and ports
  • Expert administrator tools to pre-configure network-wide security settings and options via scripting installation capabilities
  • Customizable Restricted Zone blocks known IP addresses from accessing your network
  • Password Protection ensures your security settings are tamper-resistant
  • Customizable alert configuration
  • Custom logging lets you store and roll over logs for easy review later
  • ICS/NAT Support for quick and easy network configuration

* - One or two years of access to updates, support, and services included with purchase of Zone Labs security software; annual maintenance contract required for subsequent access.