ZoneAlarm - Disable the download protection feature

December 2016


ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is preventing the download of certain file/software and you need to temporarily disable the download protection feature! How to proceed?


  • Right-click on the Zone Alarm tray-icon > Show Monitor.
  • Click on the "IDENTITY AND DATA" tab.
  • In the "Web Identity Protections" section, click on Settings > Advanced Settings.
  • In the window that opens up, uncheck "Check file downloads"
  • Click on OK to validate.

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