ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5
Viruses, spyware, Trojans, spam! It's
almost becoming too much and before you unplug your computer from the
internet, there are some options that will assist you in beating these
nasties with ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5 that also offers the
user a plethora of new options in an attempt to protect your personal
With that said, impulsegamer has been using the previous version of
Internet Security Suite for the last ten-months and in this time, we
have encountered absolutely no viruses and a minimal amount of spyware.
The program also contains a very sturdy firewall program that will
prevent any unauthorised access of your computer and while testing the
previous version, we've had literally thousands upon thousands of
attempts from benign scanning to malicious attacks that were all stopped
before reaching our operating system.
NEW FEATURES IN
(* ZoneAlarm and
ZoneAlarm Pro combined users)
proactive firewall protection with multiple layers of security
that stop inbound, outbound, and program attacks while remaining
completely invisible to hackers.
hard-to-remove spyware from getting onto your PC and causing
Anti-Spyware and Antivirus
and removes spyware, viruses, and worms in a single, powerful
identity from theft on your PC and blocks pop-ups, online
profiling, cookies, cache, and scripts so you can surf in peace.
from getting on your PC by blocking its primary source – spyware
alerts from interrupting your fun during gameplay.
suspicious attachments to help defend against unknown viruses.
detects wireless networks and secures your PC.
children from viewing inappropriate content on websites.
Advisor automatically adjusts your security settings for
warning system (DefenseNet) gathers data on the latest
spyware and malware outbreaks.
this vast user knowledge by including it in signature
updates that protect your PC from the latest spyware
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5:
securely online with Instant Messaging security.
application to look after all of your electronic security
sorting through emails with the spam filtering feature.
Get rid of
the rubbish - filter malicious websites.
computer effortlessly from hackers, Trojans and spyware with
Zone Labs proven stealth firewall against inbound and
PC within minutes with Zone Labs straightforward and simple
installation and configuration wizard.
support you need with a comprehensive help file and a
up-to-date and protected from malicious content.
protection blocks outgoing viruses being sent to family &
you’re getting the most out of your security suite with 12
months of updates and support.
It should also be noted that on the previous version of Internet
Security worked perfectly until a new upgrade came out that basically
caused a popup to appear when trying to run programs from other
countries. Although nothing drastic, it was an annoyance when trying to
run programs such as MIRC or Adobe Photoshop (UK) and even though there
was a checkbox to remember these settings, it never did. So where does
that leave now? The answer is simple. Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite
6.5 which may be the next best thing since sliced bread. although there
may be a few worms in the bread.
The installation of ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5 was a breeze
and after selecting your destination and answering a few simple
questions, the program automatically installed and our computer was once
again protected from the dark world of the internet.
The interface of Security Suite 6.5 is extremely reminiscent of the
previous version with the main functionality of the program located on
the left window pane (e.g. firewall, antivirus etc) and your options and
information on the right pane. Needless to say, Zone Alarm Internet
Security Suite 6.5 is easily one of the most user friendly interfaces
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5 also offers the user antivirus,
antispam, antispyware, antiphishing, firewall, spy-site blocking and
will even actively monitor and protect your identity while offline. What
is this you say? Well, this is an extremely powerful additional to the
software and this new partnership with Intersection that is an identity
management solutions provider will help protect your identity and if
identity theft does occur, Intersection will assist in the recovery.
This company will actually monitor the underbelly of the internet and if
it discovers your identity is being used to defraud the system, you will
be immediately notified and the company will assist in recovering your
The developers of Security Suite 6.5 have created three different layers
of protection that prevents unauthorised access from the internet,
prevents unauthorised programs from accessing the internet and protects
the system kernel from malware. This gives the user 100% protection of
their personal computers from the majority of known and unknown attacks.
As with the previous incarnations ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, the
software offers the user a variety of different settings to ensure that
even the most novice of internet users are protected from the word go
but also allowing those more professional users manage their own levels
of security. The new game mode option is sure to please gamers from
around the globe without going into the settings and manually changing
things. This is great for stopping those annoying popups while trying to
frag your friend or enemy in another country. Even with the highest
security settings, Security Suite 6.5 did not hamper the performance of
the PC at all.
For antispam and antiphishing protection, ZoneAlarm uses MailFrontier to
prevent those annoying an unauthorised e-mails from infecting your
emails. To keep your personal information from leaking out on to the
Internet, ZoneAlarm includes an encrypted vault. ZoneAlarm then monitors
IMs, e-mails and the Internet for inappropriate access to this
information. For example, if a remote hacker were somehow able to access
your social security number from another file, ZoneAlarm would compare
that number to the one in the vault and, if it matched, would block its
transmission, then offer a pop-up requesting permission to continue.
ZoneAlarm also monitors IM activity and can block dangerous links and
audio and video, as well as individuals who are not on your contact
list. ZoneAlarm includes a parental-control panel, offering preset
categories of content to block.
The program also has the ability to run schedule anti-virus and spyware
scans in addition to its real-time scanning and even though this was
tested on a dual-core processor, a 200GB hard drive took around one hour
to successfully scan and the system did slow down but it was still
As with the previous version, pop-ups still
play a predominant role in the software and with certain software
packages, it still will not remember the settings which does become a
pain, especially when you're trying to work. This is probably the
biggest issue of the software package, however when compared to Norton
Internet Security Suite and McAfee Internet Security Suite, the program
takes up considerably less space and performance on your computer which
once again gets the thumbs up from impulsegamer.
With one year subscription, access to
online forums, this program is a definite must have internet security
utility and if it came with a printed manual and less pop-ups, it would
have received a 10 out 10! Great stuff!
III 450 MHz or higher.
system RAM: 64MB (2000 Pro), 128MB (XP).