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#1 Louismjj

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:28 AM

AVG Free Edition
Zone Alarm free firewall
Windows Defender
Mozilla Firefox


Not had a problem yet

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#2 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:21 AM

Different things work for different people and I'm glad to hear that protection works for you : ). But you need to bear in mind that no protection is 100% foolproof. You can have so much protection and think your "safe" but that won't protect you if your a wreckless, careless internet surfer.

Heres what I have protecting me:
Anti virus: Avast 4.8 Home Edition(its out of beta ! :D )
Firewall: Comodo Personal Firewall.
Anti Spyware: Super Anti Spyware FREE, Comodo BO Clean, Spybot S&D, Spyware Guard, Malware Bytes Anti Malware, Spyware Blaster.
Anti Rootkit: F-Secure Backlight, Avast Anti Rootkit (it is built into Avast 4.8)
Browsers: Firefox (with McAfee Site Advisor, No Script and Ad Block), Opera (I just use my common sense while using this browser cuz there isn't really any addons that I can use with it)

This protection really serves me well but I still use my own descretion while using the internet :thumbsup:

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#3 Jaheebajizzle

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:38 AM

All of the programs I've seen mentioned are great. :thumbsup: Here's what I like to use:


Here's my firewall: Sygate Personal Firewall
And my anti-virus: Avira Free Edition
Anti-spyware: Spybot Search & Destroy
And a little more for good measure: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition
And my browser/Web app: SeaMonkey Browser (All-in-one web app)
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#4 jgweed

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 08:55 AM

Because each company has different definitions of spyware, I always prefer to have at least two so that one will catch things the other might miss.
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#5 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

Because each company has different definitions of spyware, I always prefer to have at least two so that one will catch things the other might miss.
Regards,
John

Very true :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:46 PM

Just stay on trusted popular sites with no virus problems.
I have spyware doctor and norton :thumbsup: But don't download too many it'll be more safe but your computer will freeze all the time since lack of resources XP

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:34 PM

Hi, this is what I use:

Anti-virus:AVG anti-virus
anti-spyware:superantivirus
Another anti-spyware:spywareblaster
Ad-aware:ad-aware

*note* please do not download more than one anti-virus. Also downloading too much can slow down your computer.

Edited by extremeboy, 07 April 2008 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:18 PM

Comodo Firewall 3 is highly recommended as your Firewall.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:26 PM

Comodo firewall is indeed a good firewall, even rated number 1 on many sites. Unfortunately, the multiple pop-ups are just not acceptable. Only use if you're an expert user or else, you'll have no idea what to answer to all the questions :thumbsup:

After reading a lot of articles and comparisons on different firewalls, putting Comodo and others in first place, I decided to test my ESET firewall on many free websites. Every test came back negative and gave me a perfect score, saying my protection was excellent.

I'm sure these websites don't scan all the thousands of ports but only the most common ones. I don't know but if I were a hacker, maybe I would try to use unpopular ports?!? So that's why I'm not sure about those online tests...

Now, that being said, what makes a firewall better than the others?


Antivirus: for me it's NOD32 (in fact I'm using ESET Smart Security with firewall)

Spyware: I use SuperAntiSpyware with SpywareBlaster

Edited by karbo1, 07 April 2008 - 08:28 PM.

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#10 Alio0p

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:02 PM

Hello all I have a question I hope someone can help me with . I have just formatted my pc due to a nasty trojan I had on my system and could not remove. Well at one time when you formatted your computer Nortan would renew the subscriptions. well not any more!...ugh lol I guess they got tired of that.

So my subscription is up in 50 days and I want to know if I should infact renew or would AVG anti-virus be a better program or at least as good. I use Outpost Firewal Pro and Ad-Aware 2007 along with the Norton anti-virus and worm protection. I hated the internet security suite that came with my Dell pc. it conflicted with my Outpost to much and I had to disable half of it's features to run it.

So I went and got just the anti-virus version of Norton but now I need to choose what to do next. I just can't get the fact that AVG is free and it can't be as good as one you pay for like Norton so surley it's better. right? :thumbsup: lol but I maybe fooling myself and paying for norton when I don't have to. any sugestions would be helpfull.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:30 AM

Hello all I have a question I hope someone can help me with . I have just formatted my pc due to a nasty trojan I had on my system and could not remove. Well at one time when you formatted your computer Nortan would renew the subscriptions. well not any more!...ugh lol I guess they got tired of that.

So my subscription is up in 50 days and I want to know if I should infact renew or would AVG anti-virus be a better program or at least as good. I use Outpost Firewal Pro and Ad-Aware 2007 along with the Norton anti-virus and worm protection. I hated the internet security suite that came with my Dell pc. it conflicted with my Outpost to much and I had to disable half of it's features to run it.

So I went and got just the anti-virus version of Norton but now I need to choose what to do next. I just can't get the fact that AVG is free and it can't be as good as one you pay for like Norton so surley it's better. right? :thumbsup: lol but I maybe fooling myself and paying for norton when I don't have to. any sugestions would be helpfull.


thanks for your time! :flowers:


Hi,

Great Free Options are:
Antivirus: Avast! Antivirus 4.8 Home
Firewall: Comodo Firewall 3
Antispyware SUPERAntispyware 4 & Spybot (IMO, SUPER is better then Ad-aware 2007!)

ONLY USE ONE FIREWALL, AND ONE AV! Avast & Comodo worth a try! and both are free.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:53 AM

oh okay kewl thanks for ya help sure appriciate it. I already have a good pro version firewall paid in full for 3 years. but i'll lo0k into the AV you mentioned. thanks again :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:09 PM

the free ones don't seem to detect much though :flowers: That's why I pay for them :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:20 PM

Thank you for your input /// I do find myself thinking that way too :flowers: but I still hold on to the hope that you can still get quality programs for free. otherwise people would stop using them. And coming here or a place like this is the best hope for any computer user.

Even though I had to formatt my computer anyway ( it was far over due ) they was still here to help. and you can't nor will you ever beat that! :trumpet:

I know if I have any questions about my computer or programs for it. The people here will help the best they can and I truely appriciate that. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:37 AM

I find free protection quiet sufficient.

I use Comodo Firewall and it practically monitors everything! I was so impressed.
I also use Avast 4.8 free edition for my av and its fantastic.

I think they're the best AV and firewall for me because they have served me well with protection.

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