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ZoneAlarm® Antivirus for Vista Release History

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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:

  • 8.0 Branch Vista and XP was released to the public on August 29, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. was released to the public on August 25, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

  • 7.1 Branch VISTA ONLY was released to the public on April 22, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. was released to the public on January 25, 2008. For changes in this version, click here. was released to the public on January 25, 2008. For changes in this version, click here.

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite version

  • Fixed compatibility issue with Network Magic and networking software that comes with certain brands of routers

ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

  • Security improvements:
    • Many Firewall/OSFirewall improvements stop more attacks, pass leak tests
    • Enhanced self-protection. More hardening and other self-protection added to withstand an onslaught of attacks ("stability under fire")
    • Early boot protection - new icon with a special tooltip now appears sooner during start-up (though security is active even before the icon shows).
    • Enhanced: Root-kit protection within OSFirewall blocks more threats
    • New daily credit monitoring - monitors your credit reports daily with email alerts and reports; notifies you if there have been changes because these are often an indication of identity theft.
    • Newly updated Identity Protection Center makes it easier for you to protect your identity in the physical world too.
    • Various antivirus and anti-spyware improvements.
  • Performance improvements:
    • Anti-virus: Scan modes added so you only scan what you need, increasing scan speed by 50% while still providing superior protection
    • Improved reboot time, login time, session start, UI loading, various other performance improvements throughout the product.
  • Ease-of-use improvements:
    • New User Interface
    • One-click Fix-it button lets you fix issues instantly
    • Improvements in Smart Defense: Millions of applications have security access automatically pre-set so the user doesn’t have to set them

ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

  • Compatibility:
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Logitech
  • Other:
    • Various stability and performance improvements

ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

  • ZoneAlarm Pro now available for Windows Vista.
  • Compatible with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved system boot time
    • Fixed problems with AV on dual-core and hyper-threaded machines.
  • Stability improvements in anti-virus:
    • Fixed occasional hangs in advanced dialog window
    • Fixed occasional hangs during scan
    • Fixed occasional hangs after repair of archive (or similar) on CD.
  • 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
  • Compatibility:
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Intuit Software
    • Fixed compatibility issue with AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
    • Fixed compatibility issue with Webroot
  • Anti-virus improvements:
    • Fixed anti-virus signature versions not showing,
    • Don't reschedule AV updates after initial update completes
    • Fixed renamed items not appearing properly in the AV treatment dialog
  • 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 AV 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

New and improved ZoneAlarm Antivirus version

  • ZoneAlarm Antivirus is compatible with Windows Vista
  • Various maintenance items and quality improvements



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