ZoneAlarm decided to be generous today and offer their Anti-Spyware application at absolutely no cost for 24-hours. The program is only for Windows XP/2000, and it will rollback to the normal $19.95 price tag on November 14th at 7AM PST.
Here’s why ZoneAlarm is doing this:
Every month, Microsoft® offers users patches to update Windows and Internet Explorer to help protect them against newly-discovered product vulnerabilities. But as soon as Microsoft makes their announcement, hackers are already finding ways to exploit users who may not download the patches immediately.
The security experts behind ZoneAlarm urge you to always patch your operating systems and browsers whenever an update is available. More importantly, take extra precautions to protect your PC for those times when a patch may not be available. That’s why we are offering you ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware for FREE today, Patch Tuesday, only. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to protect your PC and stay safe online!
I’ve never used the program myself, and there don’t seem to be too many positive reviews of it out there. Even CNet said that it doesn’t catch as much spyware as some of the other free alternatives, and that doesn’t make me real confident using it. Think I’ll be sticking to Ad-aware for the time being, but don’t let me be the judge for you. Jump on over to ZoneAlarm to get the free copy of Anti-Spyware.
Note: The free license that you get is good until November 12, 2008.