alfredodedarc, on 12 October 2012 - 19:21, said:
I was under the impression that Email scanning was an imporrtant function of any antivirus program. ZoneAlarm Free does not do that task, making it a pretty lame entry in the free market.
I tried it for a short while- before their shortcoming was common knowledge- and the popups urging me to buy their program was the final straw for me.
I don't like free programs that are hobbled- and I definitely don't like programs with nag popups!
Email scanning is kind of redundant.
With modern virus programs that have network/Internet traffic modules, e-mails first get scanned as they get downloaded, then the email module scans them, then the real time scanner scans the same data when you open the mail or attachment.
But yeah, zone alarm is crap and always was.
If you just want a virus scanner, get MSE want full security, get norton.