Did ZoneAlarm Cross The Line?
Several news sites are reporting that the authors of the popular ZoneAlarm firewall software are using a new advertizing scheme to push products. The popup windows are not appreciated by some because they resemble the scareware tactics of malware authors. The alerts give the impression that the computer is already infected when in reality it is not, and that the user needs upgraded software to remove the infection. The ploy has drawn a lot of negative criticism and the campaign has already been cancelled.