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    Hi.... I just got an email with the offer of Zone Alarm Pro firewall free (just for today) any comments please as to whether I should grab it before the day is our? Cheers Dave.
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    My understanding of using 'free-for-today' software is that you cannot re-install it at a later date should you want to.

    What other security software are you running? It seems to be not much more than a souped-up firewall, and other 'security suites' and/or alternative no-strings software may provide just as good protection.

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    Yeah to what Leif said! Someone here in The Lounge had a re-install problem as Leif mentioned, after a system crash.

    In addition, it would probably "only" be a year of freedom - I'd bet that you'd eventually have to pay or remove it. There's a lot of alternatives out there.

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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='797870' date='14-Oct-2009 13:46']Hi.... I just got an email with the offer of Zone Alarm Pro firewall free (just for today) any comments please as to whether I should grab it before the day is our? Cheers Dave.[/quote]
    I think you missed it, because I saw posts on another board about it yesterday!

    And several people said they had been asked for credit card details although the amount to be charged was 0. Others said they had had no problem...
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='797870' date='14-Oct-2009 08:46']Hi.... I just got an email with the offer of Zone Alarm Pro firewall free (just for today) any comments please as to whether I should grab it before the day is our? Cheers Dave.[/quote]
    The offer ran out on the 13th. Yesterday.
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    [quote name='viking33' post='798004' date='14-Oct-2009 21:06']The offer ran out on the 13th. Yesterday.[/quote]


    Thanks guys, I must admit I did not note the date the email popped into my IN box so I realize I was too late but I think I am reasonably well protected seeing I am running the free version of Zone Alarm, have SuperAntispyware & run Spybot S&D frequently.
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='798017' date='14-Oct-2009 17:49']Thanks guys, I must admit I did not note the date the email popped into my IN box so I realize I was too late but I think I am reasonably well protected seeing I am running the free version of Zone Alarm, have SuperAntispyware & run Spybot S&D frequently.
    Thanks Dave.[/quote]
    You should be OK.
    What are you using for Anti-Virus Protection?
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    PC Tools Firewall Plus released a major upgrade September 29. Registration is free, and necessary (they email you the serial number for it to work properly). This version works with XP 32-bit, Vista 32 & 64-bit, and Windows 7 32 & 64-bit. It is available at FIREWALL. I think they make their money on other programs, and the firewall is given away as a promotional item.

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    [quote name='peterg' post='798332' date='16-Oct-2009 10:28']PC Tools Firewall Plus released a major upgrade September 29. Registration is free, and necessary (they email you the serial number for it to work properly). This version works with XP 32-bit, Vista 32 & 64-bit, and Windows 7 32 & 64-bit. It is available at FIREWALL. I think they make their money on other programs, and the firewall is given away as a promotional item.[/quote]

    Thanks all.... been off line for a while....modem caput...new one supplied today. Bob... to answer your question, I am using Avira AntiVir Personal; Bob, I am currently using Zone Alarm but have just had a look at PC Tools Firewall Plus and wondered if I should revert to it rather than ZA? Is it superior or is it just a matter of personal preference? Regards Dave. [attachment=86098:Avira.jpg]
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    Are you dissatisfied with ZoneAlarm? I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='799018' date='20-Oct-2009 16:44']Is it superior or is it just a matter of personal preference?[/quote]
    Is there a reason for you wanting to change? I can see no good reason to recommend you change just for the sake of change, and you'll only have a new learning curve to go through.

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