Update ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware (30-day Free Trial) + PCMag Review

Discussion in 'ZoneAlarm (Check Point)' started by Spawn, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
    Windows 10
    Beta Thread: Zonealarm Anti-Ransomware (Beta)

    PC Mag Review (July 2017) - Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

    ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware analyzes all suspicious activities on your PC. It detects Ransomware attacks, blocks them and immediately restores any encrypted files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is the result of years of research and development and offers the best Enterprise-Grade protection against Ransomware threats. It is fully compatible with all antivirus solutions.

    Offer: 30-day FREE Trial (billing)
    Price: $3 per month / 3 PCs
    OS: Windows 7 SP2 (What is SP2?), Windows 8.1, Windows 10


    Auto File Restoration
    The only anti-ransomware protection that immediately and automatically restores any encrypted files.
    File Protection
    Detects and blocks Ransomware threats, even those that other PC security solutions don’t catch.
    PC Shield
    Blocks any malicious attempts to lock your PC and ensures you always have access to it.​

    Comments below.
  2. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2016
    7 Islands of Bombay
    Windows 10
    #2 Parsh, Jul 21, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
    Not bad. The early video review here showed it fail terribly against RW. Apparently it has improved much from its earliest beta. It will be great to see it in the Hub!
    I did get to learn interesting bits about the ransomware protection of some other apps from the link too.
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  3. davisd

    davisd Level 10

    Feb 2, 2016
    Baltic States
    Windows 10
    #3 davisd, Jul 21, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
    Come on, I am not sharing my credit card info just to test trial for 30 days. Is there are any workaround for this or a direct download link? :rolleyes:

    Edit: Managed to install with fake credit card. :D
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  4. kamla5abi

    kamla5abi Level 4

    May 15, 2017
    Windows 10
    interesting review and same here, assuming what they said about how other products work is accurate lol
    it says they tested 6 ransomwares (no idea which ones) and it worked on all 6, even clearing the ransom notes (which apparently some other programs left behind in their testing).

    Would be interesting to see some testing done in the hub for sure, but it says users need to create an account in order to download the trial AND input credit card info (so if they don't cancel, they get charged on that credit card...) :(o_O
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  5. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 33
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2014
    Tax Officer
    Windows 10
    Quick Heal
    Some bad girl (@cruelsister) could take that one up for a spin, would love to see if it can stand her treatment:cool::D:rolleyes:
  6. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2016
    7 Islands of Bombay
    Windows 10
    That was a nice one :D You just gave the direction to all ZA-AR aspirants.

    As @davisd kindof bypassed that trouble....
    Regarding the test, we do not know the samples neither do we know if the review is biased you know how. Some transparent video review / MH testing will shed light more appropriately on its effectiveness.
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  7. mekelek

    mekelek Level 22

    Feb 24, 2017
    Windows 10
    i remember when in the Beta review every ransomware slipped through it, and now they're charging extra for it.
    I don't know man...
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  8. kamla5abi

    kamla5abi Level 4

    May 15, 2017
    Windows 10
    lol @davisd and i had the same idea ;)
    5555555555554444 ;):D
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  9. VeeekTor

    VeeekTor Level 5

    May 16, 2017
    Windows 10

    "way out back with cruel sister"...
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  10. Solarquest

    Solarquest Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Jul 22, 2014
    PcMag 22/8/17

    Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

    • Pros
      Successfully protected against real-world ransomware samples and cleaned up all traces of ransomware in testing. Very easy to use.

    • Cons
      Not free like some competing products. In one test, it reported failure even though it succeeded.

    • Bottom Line
      Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is the most effective ransomware-specific security tool we've seen. In testing, it showed complete success against all of our real-world samples.
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