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Zonealarm Firewall And Security Programs


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#1 david28

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:54 PM

Hey guys, my subscription for my internet security suite (CA) is almost finished and I think that I am going to use free security programs from now on. For the anti-viral program, I think I will use AVG free, for anti-malware I will be using ad-aware free edition and Spybot - Search and Destroy, and for my firewall I am going to use Zone Alarms firewall. DO you think that this is a good combination of security or should I change them. I am sure that AVG Free and Spybot -S&D have real-time protection which is pretty much vital.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:10 AM

Looks preety good, If Xp, I may add SpywareBlaster and I prefer the Comodo firewall.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:34 PM

Well, if I add SpywareBlaster, that means I am going to have 3 anti-spyware programs and isn't that too much? Also, is there really any difference between Comodo and ZoneAlarm?

Also, before I forget, does SpywareBlaster have real-time protection?

Edited by dgraziani28, 04 January 2008 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:15 PM

SpywareBlaster does not have real-time protection. SpywareGuard, made my the same company is the real-time protection.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:37 AM

Well, I think I will stick with what I have, it seems to be good and it isnt worth buying a protection program in my point of view. Spybot S&D has real-time protection anyway. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:37 PM

The beauty of SpywareBlaster is it keeps spyware from getting on your computer in the first place by adding code to the computer which does the blocking. All you have to do is periodically update the program. In fact, the makers of Spybot highly recommend having it on your computer.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:31 AM

Ok now that you have told me more detail about it, I might look into SpywareBlaster. So, should I have Ad-aware free, Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster? Isnt that overloading it? Thanks for all of your replys! :trumpet: :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:44 AM

Instead of Ad Aware & Spybot, you should use AVG Anti Spyware & Super Anti Spyware. Those two are more effective these days. And you're only using them as on demand scanners so it's not overload. I scan with both of them weekly.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

SpywareGuard is free as well and provides real-time protection
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

Ok thanks for all of your opinions and replys! :thumbsup: This is what programs I will have on my computer Comodo Firewall, AVG Free, SpywareBlaster and SpywareGaurd. Is this a good combination of security? Thanks! :flowers:

(Meaning that I uninstall Ad-aware free and Spybot S&D.)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:15 PM

That looks pretty good. I would only add the free home version of . SUPERAntiSpyware . Use it as an on demand tool. Updating it at least weekly and before a scan.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:20 PM

Wait, can I confirm tht Spybot S&D has real-time protection (Is that TeaTimer or something) THanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:34 PM

Yes Spybot's TeaTimer and SD-Helper are the real-time protection.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

Ok thanks, I will use Spybot S&D as well as Ad-aware, AVG Free and Comodo Firewall. Thanks for all of you help everyone!

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:18 AM

I'm not going to dissuade you, but I was recently infected with a Trojan Dropper, I'm not exactly sure what the name was. I had Comodo Firewall, but somehow it got infected with something and it started going haywire so I couldn't go on the internet at all. I switched to ZoneAlarm and I don't have the problem anymore.
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