FAQs: ZoneAlarm Web Secure extension


ZoneAlarm Web Secure is an advanced browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge that provides you with essential browsing security tools to keep you safe from Phishing attempts, Blocks unsafe websites, Blocks websites based on their content and prevents you from downloading malicious documents.

The extension includes:

  • ZoneAlarm Anti-Phishing
  • ZoneAlarm Safe Browsing
  • ZoneAlarm Content Filtering
  • ZoneAlarm Threat Emulation (Sandbox)
  • ZoneAlarm Threat Extraction



How do I install Web Secure on my browsers?

ZoneAlarm Web Secure browser extension only comes with:

When installing ZoneAlarm Extreme Security NextGen and ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus + Firewall NextGen , ZoneAlarm Web Secure will be installed automatically in your Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge browsers.

Which browsers Web Secure is compatible with?

The Web Secure browser extension is currently only available for Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge browsers.

What is ZoneAlarm Anti-Phishing?
ZoneAlarm Anti-Phishing is a major feature designed to protect your privacy from online phishing attacks and provides maximum security with great browsing experience. The Anti-Phishing mechanism is a heuristic engine that will scan all websites you reach and examine their characteristics before letting you insert any personal information. It will alert you whether it is a safe website or a phishing attempt.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a deceptive tactic used by cyber criminals to collect sensitive information online. An email from what appears to be a familiar source, such as Apple or PayPal, will often encourage you to click on a link, directing you to a bogus site with the attempt to steal your personal information. It will often require you to fill in personal details such as bank account or credit card information, usernames and passwords, or other sensitive information, posing a real risk that may compromise your privacy, potentially leading to identity theft.
What is Safe Browsing?

Safe Browsing will determine whether the site is trustworthy or not using Check Point’s ThreatCloud™, the world’s biggest threat database. If the site is determined to be fraudulent, you will be immediately alerted and blocked from accessing it.

What is Content Filtering?
Content Filtering automatically blocks sites by category using cloud-based database of over 100,000,000 websites. Real time updates of ever evolving and new URLs.
Here are the predefined categories:
What is ZoneAlarm Threat Extraction?
ZoneAlarm Threat Extraction protects you against threats by removing exploitable content, including active content and embedded objects from web-downloaded documents.
What files Threat Extraction supports?
File Description
pdf Portable Document Format
fdf Forms Data Format
doc Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document
docx Microsoft Word Document
docm Microsoft Word Macro Enabled Document
dotx Microsoft Word Open XML Document Template
dotm Microsoft Word Open XML Macro Enabled Document Template
dot Microsoft Word Document Template
xls Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet
xlsx Microsoft Excel Worksheet
xlsm Microsoft Excel Macro-Enabled Worksheet
xlsb Microsoft Excel Binary Worksheet
xlt Microsoft Excel Template
xltx Microsoft Excel Template
xltm Microsoft Excel Macro-Enabled Template
xlam Microsoft Excel Add-in
ppt Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation
pptx Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
potx Microsoft PowerPoint Template
potm Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Template
pptm Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation
ppam Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in
ppsx Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow
ppsm Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Slideshow
pps Microsoft PowerPoint Legacy Slideshow
pot Microsoft PowerPoint Legacy Template
ppa Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in
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