ZoneAlarm Finally Gets Windows 8.1, 10 Support, After Leaving Many PCs Unprotected

Radu Tyrsina By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Home » ZoneAlarm Finally Gets Windows 8.1, 10 Support, After Leaving Many PCs Unprotected

Thousands of Windows 8.1 computers were left unprotected as Zone Alarm was struggling to release support for Windows 8.1; the update is finally here
zone alarm windows 8.1Many folks are using ZoneAlarm products to protect their Windows 8 device, as CheckPoint has all the security tools you might need – firewall: free and paid, anti-virus: free and paid, internet security and other bundles. But since Microsoft has made available the Windows 8.1 update on October 17, many Windows 8.1 computers were left unprotected, as it took Zone Alarm almost two week to add Windows 8.1 support to its products.

Microsoft said that all the apps added by users using Windows 8.1 Preview will have to to be reinstalled after upgrading to the final version of Windows 8.1. Of course, many Zone Alarm users have updated to Windows 8.1 from the Preview version, reinstalled the app and some of them even got corrupted software in the end, like it was the case with McAfee users, according to some posting on Zone Alarm‘s forums. For other, ZoneAlarm‘s products were crashing, hanging or just stopped working.

Zone Alarm Firewall, Internet Security, and AntiVirus get Windows 8.1 support

Online users have been reporting similar problems have with Symantec’s Norton Internet Security suite. And this is definitely not Microsoft’s fault as the company gave developers like Check Point more than a month ahead to prepare for the Windows 8.1 launch. Now, finally, Zone Alarm has announced that support for Windows 8.1 has been made available. Free and paid ZoneAlarm products have been updated to version 12.0.104.000 which comes with:

  •     New feature: Windows 8.1 support
  •     Updated feature: Antivirus engine
  •     Improved feature: AV detection

And here are the download links for all of ZoneAlarm‘s products that have been updated:

  • ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
  • ZoneAlarm Security Suite
  • ZoneAlarm Antivirus +Firewall
  • ZoneAlarm Pro
  • ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus +Firewall
  • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

All ZoneAlarm users are advised to download and install the Windows 8.1 updates as soon as possible to end this two week period while their computers were left unprotected.

Discussions

Next up

Microsoft Clarity takes on Google Optimize and Analytics

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

I am not sure why tech companies keep trying to jump on the success of other tech companies. A couple of examples that spring to […]

Continue Reading

3 Christmas gifts made of wood that everyone will love

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
Less than a 1 minute read

Objects made of wood have a different kind of energy and they make for very nice gift ideas. In a world where plastic is the […]

Continue Reading

You can fix corrupted OBS files using these two quick methods

Sovan Mandal avatar. By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Open Source Software or just OBS, as the name signifies, is a free and open source streaming and recording platform used by the media professionals, […]

Continue Reading