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ZoneAlarm® Anti-Spyware Release History

The latest ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware release is 7.0.483.000.

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Note: these notes also apply to ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm AntiVirus and ZoneAlarm (free firewall) when applicable. For example, improvements to anti-spyware do not apply to our AntiVirus product, but do apply to Suite and Pro that both include anti-spyware features.

Release History:

  • 7.0 Branch

    7.0.483.000 was released to the public on July 10, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.473.000 was released to the public on April 22, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.470.000 was released to the public on March 20, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.462.000 was released to the public on November 20, 2007. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.408.000 was released to the public on September 12, 2007. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.362.000 was released to the public on July 3, 2007. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.337.000 was released to the public on March 15, 2007. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    7.0.302.000 was released to the public on January 15, 2007. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 6.5 Branch

    6.5.737.000 was released to the public on August 31, 2006. To download this version, click here.

    6.5.714.000 was released to the public on June 15, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.5.700.000 was released to the public on June 5, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 6.1 Branch

    6.1.744.001 was released to the public on March 27, 2006. For changes in this version, click here. To download this version, click here.

    6.1.744.000 was released to the public on March 1, 2006. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.1.737.000 was released to the public on November 22, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

    6.1.514.000 was released to the public on October 12, 2005. For changes in this version, click here.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.483.000

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Update KB951748 has been fixed

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.473.000

  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Fixed compatibility issue with public beta of ForceField
  • Other improvements:
    • Various stability improvements.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.470.000

  • Usability improvements:
    • Fixed the issue where in some cases the client would ôloseö settings, causing user to respond to alerts that otherwise would not appear
    • Prevent unnecessary error dialog to be displayed for non-Admin users
    • Client can now be started in safe mode (with networking only) for antivirus scan and removal
  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Enable content filtering and privacy when ForceField is active
    • Fixed the Spy Doctor Gate to only gate for 5.0 and earlier
    • Free ZoneAlarm firewall and ZoneAlarm Pro can now co-exist with Kaspersky AV
  • Various other stability and performance improvements

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.462.000

  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved system boot time
    • Included a new anti-spyware engine
  • Compatibility improvements:
    • Verified compatibility with Windows XP SP3
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Intuit Software
  • Additional Stability improvements:
    • Fixed occasional crashes in vsmon
    • Fixed occasional hangs during shutdown
    • Fixed occasional hangs in UpdClient.
    • Fixed various install and upgrade issues
    • Fixed window activation issue associated with automatic updates
  • Anti-spyware improvements:
    • New anti-spyware engine
    • Fixed issue where AS updates reported the client up to date when the client had no internet access
  • Ease-of-use improvements:
    • New: Added Automatic Network Configuration to Wizard (will automatically add Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, Network Printers and, mapped network drives to trusted zone)
    • Changed update frequency default to every 3 hours
  • Customization improvements:
    • Made AS update frequency configurable
    • Added Global Reset-to-Default feature (invoked via Ctrl+Shift+right click on ZA icon in system tray).
    • Various other fixes and improvements

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.408.000

  • Performance improvements in system startup and shutdown, spysite loading, the update client, and more.
  • Stability improvements during, uninstall, while shutting down, and more.
  • Compatibility: Fixed compatibility issues with Project 2007, Bit Torrent, and Logitech Webcam.
  • Various usability and other improvements.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.362.000

  • Stability and performance enhancements: Various improvements.
  • Compatibility enhancements: Works with Netflix's Downloading service.

New and improved ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.337.000

  • Fixed issue where expert rules disappeared after a restart
  • A change was made to allow per application expert rules
  • Removed Google Desktop installation warning
  • Some rare reports of crashing have been isolated and addressed
  • Formatting and translation improvements on non-English products
  • Program learning mode duration set to 21 days by default
  • Various other fixes

New and improved ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 7.0.302.000

  • Product set-up process has been redesigned and shortened.
  • A pre-scan has been added to the start wizard that scans the user's PC for program files, compares programs with ZoneAlarm's SmartDefense Advisor database, and applies policy to said programs, both legitimate and malicious.
  • The UI has been refreshed, with new ZoneAlarm/Check Point branding.

New and improved ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.5.714.000

  • Fixed - In some instances rundll32 takes ~90-99% CPU
  • Fixed -Service stability issue

New and improved ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.5.700.000

  • Spyware site blocking blocks users from visiting Web sites known to proliferate spyware; also blocks spyware programs from visiting known spyware sites.
  • Game mode: Right-mouse click control to stop alerts from interrupting game play.
  • OS Firewall now monitors more program behaviors.
  • OS Firewall global controls (located in Program Control/Main/Custom) to control common spyware actions at a global level.
  • Antispyware/antivirus update service improvements correct rare latency issues.
  • Addresses inability to delete ZoneAlarm files in Safe Mode.
  • Addressed incompatibility with Red Orchestra Game.
  • Fixed a service stability issue.
  • Reduced memory usage during Anti-Spyware scan.
  • Improved Boot time.
  • Improved Trial Screen experience.
  • Various other fixes.

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.1.744.001

  • Fixed - Local escalation of privileges issue (For more details please click here)

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.1.744.000

  • Fixed - Service stability issue
  • Fixed - Communicate with the centralized server issue
  • Fixed - Overlapped text in support and update information
  • Fixed - Various other bug fixes

New and improved features in ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.1.737.000

  • Fixed - Compatibility issues with Adaptec USB driver
  • Fixed - Nortel VPN can not connect
  • Fixed - Antispyware update failure
  • Fixed - Compatibility issue when System Mechanic Startup Guard is enabled
  • Fixed - PdaNet can't connect
  • Fixed - Problems with GotomyPC
  • Fixed - VSNET 2003 issues
  • Fixed - TrueVector application error in event viewer log
  • Fixed - High vsmon CPU usage
  • Fixed - "Deny" Button in program alert pushed off the edge
  • Fixed - Icons lost in program list after upgrade
  • Fixed - PC Cillin 2006 issue
  • Fixed - System stability issues
  • Fixed - Various other bug fixes


Features included in ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware version 6.1.514.000

  • Built with the same award-winning Triple Defense FirewallT as ZoneAlarm« Antivirus, ZoneAlarm« Pro, and ZoneAlarm« Internet Security Suite.
  • Automatically detects wireless networks and secures your PC from hackers and other Internet threats as included in ZoneAlarm« Wireless Security.
  • Upgrade to comprehensive Internet security including antivirus by upgrading to ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite.

 

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