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    jojalo Guest

    Default Free firewall bait and switch

    Every time I select a link to download the free firewall it takes me to a page to download a free trial. I have found a couple of different links for the free individual firewall but none of them actually start a download of the software but instead take me to page where I can download a free trial of a not-free suite. This leads me to wonder if Checkpoint is a trustworthy company. I want to see if the firewall works with my VPN software and if it does I would buy the pro version (which has no trial version) but getting the runaround on the web site leaves me feeling quite queazy about this company. I probably won't buy anything since it appears the company is not honest but wanted to make sure my experience is shared by others before I make a final decision.

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    Windows XP Pro
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    ZoneAlarm (Free)


    Message Edited by jojalo on 06-19-2009 09:29 PM

    Message Edited by jojalo on 06-19-2009 09:35 PM

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    lavell Guest

    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    I agree. I tried to download the free version about two days ago and experienced the same problem...bait and switch

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    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    Please add your comments to this thread:

    http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=87190

    Oldsod.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re:ZoneAlarm Free firewall 8.0.298 download-link

    ZoneAlarm Free firewall 8.0.298 - Click this
    > Here
    &lt;&lt; <hr>Tips for installing - click here &gt; http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...ssage.id=73798
    <hr>and click here &gt; http://forums.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/...ssage.id=73645<hr>ZA Free firewall - Release History - click here &gt; http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...seHistory.html


    PS- Most of the links on ZA home page that offer ZA Free firewall links may have the &quot;offer&quot; to trial the full ZA Suite but it will also show the link for just the 'Basic Firewall Only'<div class="headerMain">&quot;Or, Download ZoneAlarm
    Firewall Now
    Get Basic PC Protection<ul>[*]Basic Firewall Only&quot;[/list]

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...e-download.htm

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...e-firewall.htm



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    jojalo Guest

    Default Re: Re:ZoneAlarm Free firewall 8.0.298 download-link

    Thank you for the help NaiveMelody. Atleast I can test the firewall but I am still pretty unhappy with the company making it so hard (impossible?) to find this free firewall download.
    I don't see
    a page with the
    link you showed me: http://dl4.zonealarm.com/u/dlr/bin/f...298_000_en.exe
    Here what I see when I select the link: http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...e-download.htm: http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/680...0620102130.png
    Here's what I see if I select the Download button on http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...e-firewall.htmhttp://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4...0620102433.png
    Is there a Free Firewall link there, maybe in white ink? (Even if there is, why not just let me download the firewall from the original link??)

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    drone Guest

    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    I agree, Check Point no longer offers a free version of ZoneAlarm through Download &amp; Buy on the Zonelabs Web site. ti is blatant bait and switch.

    I have both paid and free versions of Zonealarm. The paid versions go on machines that need the added value that comes with higher-end vesions of ZoneAlarm. The free versions go on machines that really go go without a firewall or use the Windows firewall only. For the moment I'm going to give Check Point the benefit of the doubt and assume this is a Web site error. But, if this isn't fixed soon I'm going to dump ZoneAlarm entirely, BOTH free and PAID versions. It will mean an end to many years of using, and paying for ZoneAlarm.

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    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    Free Version always been here:http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...seHistory.htmlCheers,Fax

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    drone Guest

    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    I have the URL, that's not the point! The point is Check Point is running a blatant bait and switch scam. You offer something for free and then hobble the unsuspecting downloader with a ticking time bomb. when it times out you're betting the user will pay rather than go through the hassle of trying to find the real free product.

    Adios ZoneAlarm...

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    Default Re: Free firewall bait and switch

    Hi!I understand your frustration, I am personally not sure I follow the logic of users been forced to buy. There are plenty of alternatives out there, no need of insisting on one if you can't use after the trial The point has already been made here:http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...d=87259#M87259Please follow up there... Thread closed.Fax

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