A marketing spam attack by a software firewall?
I awoke one morning last week to be greeted by this image on my computer screen:
After investigating what appeared to be a fishy and somewhat disingenuous warning, I’ve found my suspicions to be warranted: it seems that ZoneAlarm felt it appropriate to send the users of its free firewall software a pop-up message, telling them that their PCs “may” be infected with a new Trojan virus … and that only the paid version of ZoneAlarm can save them and set them free.
These scare tactics from Check Point were unexpected, and I find them despicable. I dislike using Windows to begin with, but it’s a necessity in my home, and I rely on products like ZoneAlarm to keep an inherently vulnerable operating system safe, not to frighten me into purchasing additional software.
Anyone know of a good, free firewall for Windows 7 … without the fear factor?
Update: yep, it was the software. I just received another, much less covert pop-up from the software: