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Best Free Antivirus/firewall


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#1 TH0RN

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:09 AM

What is the best free antivirus/firewall? Currently I have the Zonealarm Firewall and Comodo Antivirus 2.0.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:09 AM

Hello TH0RN,

Both are good products.

I would recommend Avira free http://www.free-av.com/
And Comodo's firewall.
Regards,

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:47 PM

Thanks

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:10 AM

No problem, glad to help.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:46 AM

Most of the time it is what works best for you and your system.
Please take a look at the BC list of Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

I also use Avira and Comodo personal firewall.

I have the Comodo AV installed on one of my PC's as a test. Be aware that this is a BETA applicatin. That means it is still in a testing format. Something you may want to consider,is the risk involved in trusting your PC to a test format.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:13 PM

Don't know what version you're using on the zone alarm firewall but the latest version has serious issues: slow shutdown, slow coming out of standby, slow logging off and from the zone alarm website it looks like they have halted automatic updating to version 8.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:46 PM

In my opinion Comodo beats the free and paid version of ZoneAlarm without a problem.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:53 PM

Thanks for the info, Comodo Firewall is at least 100 times better than Zonealarm.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:33 AM

I agree, out of all the firewalls I have used Comodo is by far the best.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:37 PM

Just curious, what makes comodo better, ease of use or protection???


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:43 PM

I would say both, I find Comodo a lot easier to use and the protection level is much higher.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

Cool... I currently use ZoneAlarm and the ease of use is not so good, but since I have setup all my allows/denys/exceptions I'm thinking that I will stay with ZA. I just don't see any reason to learn new stuff and start over :thumbsup: .....


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:59 AM

i used any anti virus still now
kasper sky
MaCAfee
NODE32
......
and now MaCAfee 8.7i installed
may be my pc slow
but good answered for take down virus :thumbsup:
in one pc i exam 3 anti virus
Mcafee better than other
but i wana exam avira
I am always your's

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:55 AM

i install avira anti vir and comodo firewal
realy love that
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:19 AM

You should have only 1 Anti Virus program. More than 1, they conflict with each other.
Anti Spyware,you can have more than 1. :thumbsup:
I have Avira Anti Vir and like it very much.


















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