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#1 david28

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:57 PM

Hi all,

I decided make a thread about the best combination of freeware internet security. It will be very interesting to see what different members think about what makes the best combination of freeware internet security programs. :flowers:

I have the following;

Anti-Virus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Anti-Spyware: Spybot S&D, Ad-aware 2007.
Anti-Root-kit: AVG Anti-Rootkit
Firewall: COMODO Firewall PRO

Feel free to post what you think is the ultimate combination of security programs. :thumbsup:

NOTE TO MEMBERS: If you would like to download any of these programs, they can be find in my signature.

Edited by david28, 23 February 2008 - 07:25 PM.


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#2 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:05 PM

Well I am still using freeware but was considering paid protection. But the free security suite I put together for myself works terrific on my system.

Anti Virus: Avast! Home edition (free)
Anti Spyware: Super Anti Spyware and Spybot S&D
Anti Rootkit: None at this time, considering AVG though
Firewall: ZoneAlarm Free.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

There is really no absolutely foolproof protection, whether paid or free, so I rely on cautious downloading and surfing, with the following applications as help:
1. AVG Anti-virus
2. AVG Anti-spyware, SuperAntispyware. I have given up on Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.
3. Mozilla Firefox with NoScript add-on
4. Comodo Firewall,and Comodo BO Clean.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

What seems to work for me is -

Sygate PF (plus a hardware firewall on the wireless modem/router)
Avast AntiVirus
SuperAntispyware Pro, and today added MalwareBytes for an occasional check.
FF with NoScript, AdBlock and SiteAdvisor.

Have quite a range of other products but rarely need to use them.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:49 AM

Seems that everyone has different opions.

As jgweed has said, there is no fool-proof protection.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

1. Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus
2. Antispyware: AVG AntiSpyware
3. Antirootkit: Gmer, Unhooker
4. Brouser: Flock
5. Firewall: Look 'n' Stop


Greetings...

Edited by Pivopija, 24 February 2008 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:16 PM

Some combinations on different computers.
Please don't ask me if I'm confused as to what's where :thumbsup:

1. ZAAS v7 firewall with antispyware always on (used to be ZA free v6)
2. NOD32 antivirus always on
3. a-squared on demand
4. superantispyware on demand
5. Opera browser, IE only if must
6. rootkit revealer and gmer on demand
7. uninstalled Lavasoft Ad-Aware
8. Spybot S&D 1.5 mostly for handy utilities, infrequent scans

1. firewall Kerio 2.1.5 always on
2. a-squared antimalware always on
3. Spywareblaster resident
4. superantispyware on demand
5. Opera browser, IE only if must
6. rootkit revealer on demand
7. Infoprocess Antihook resident at all times

1. Comodo firewall always on with HIPS disabled
2. Antivir free antivirus
3. a-squared free on demand
4. Spywareblaster resident
5. Opera browser, IE only if must
6. rootkit revealer and gmer on demand
7. infoprocess Antihook always on
8. Spybot S&D 1.5 mostly for handy utilities, infrequent scans

1. firewall Kerio 2.1.5
2. NOD32 antivirus
3. a-squared free on demand
3. Spywareblaster resident
4. Superantispyware on demand
5. Opera browser, IE only if must
6. rootkit revealer and gmer on demand

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:47 AM

This kept me safe and sound for some time:

1) Avira AntiVir Personal (anti-virus)
2) AdAware & SpyBot S&D (on-demand ad/spyware scans)
3) Windows Defender (real-time prevention)
4) SpywareBlaster (set an' forget) w/bi-weekly updates
5) BlackLight RootKit Scanner (on-demand)
6) Comodo Firewall Pro (2.4 then 3.0) with D+ enabled

I cannot say enough good things about Avira, their free anti-virus caught some nasty critters and essentially "saved the day" on more than one occasion.
Great idea for a thread btw, I would have loved to find something like this starting out.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:18 AM

Well, I have just changed again! :thumbsup:

Anti-Virus: Deciding between AVG and Avast! Home Edition
Firewall:COMODO Firewall PRO
Anti-Spyware: Windows Defender and SpywareBlaster (Re-considering Ad-aware 2007)
Anti-Rootkit: AVG Anti-Rootkit

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:25 AM

Mozilla Firefox with NoScript add-on

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

Spybot sd helper and immunization and no durn teatimer

Edited by DaChew, 27 February 2008 - 12:29 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:34 AM

Haha, no teatimer ey? Would you like to share your bad experience with it DaChew?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:40 AM

norton's update(wmi), windows update and teatimer got into a fight

it was ugly

I reloaded those computers that got too screwed up, the ones I caught soon enough I just reinstalled programs and ran windows as a repair disk

almost as bad as the worst virus trojan infection I have ever fought, maybe worse than outerinfo

Edited by DaChew, 27 February 2008 - 12:40 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:48 AM

Hehe, I would say that might get a place in CNet|Download.com Spyware Horror stories. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hello,may I join the merry party? :thumbsup:
1. Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti Virus 6.06 (not sure if it is free,but it is provided to me!lol)
2. Antispyware: None at all
3. Antirootkit: None at all
4. Browser: Opera and Firefox with Noscripts and AdBlock Plus
5. Firewall: Ashampoo Firewall

hmm...yup,I'm sticking with what I got :D

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:23 PM

On XP:
Avast! Antivirus Home
Commodo Firewall
Spybot S&D
Adaware 2007
Firefox with Noscript
Returnil Personal Edition
Hardware firewall on router

On Linux:
Never use the root account
Hardware firewall on router

Everywhere:
Careful downloading.




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