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#1 djm1k0

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

Can someone recommend the best free anti virus program out there ?

Can someone also recommend the best Internet Security Software (not free

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

There is another open topic about this same topic. Please go to this other topic and take part in their discussion
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/205277/best-virus-scanner-and-firewall/

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 27 February 2009 - 01:29 PM.


#3 RedDawn

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

Hi djm1k0,


Everyone will have different opinions on which is best, it's never black & white, what's best for others may not be necessarily what's best for you. Below is what I think are good choices, others may no doubt disagree.

Can someone recommend the best free anti virus program out there ?

My personal preference here would be Avast.

Can someone also recommend the best Internet Security Software (not free

Norton's 2009 range of products, very much improved on previous versions and getting v.good reviews.



Hope this has helped some :thumbsup:.

#4 LaFemmeMichele

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:46 AM

My two cents:

Take a look at "av-comparatives" site for best antivirus & at "matousec" site for firewall. You can judge for yourself by reading through the test results whether or not you want to pay or would be satisfied with free programs.

I think a viable free option right now would be Comodo CIS, a suite. You wouldn't have to deal with compatibility issues & they have a support forum. It seems easy!

I love Sandboxie (run your web browser in it) -free. I donate when I like something! Firefox with addons--no script, adblock, cookie culler-free. Harden Windows.

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http://www.av-comparatives.org/

Edited by LaFemmeMichele, 28 February 2009 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:47 AM

In fact friends, here is the current Matousec Results.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:53 AM

Comodo is the BEST "according to matousec" firewall that is free. So there you have it. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:13 AM

I know, Comodo is great!!!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:15 AM

I know, Comodo is great!!!


I'm actually suprised that Zone Alarm is all the way down there. It was a reputable Firewall..
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:18 AM

I tested that myself and found it to be a little faulty. I gave a good rating.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:46 PM

I've been using Avast Home Freefor almost 2 years and think it does an excellent job. Light on the system has been keeping me free and clear of the nasties. Going to install PC Tools free firewall soon. It has a better rating than most and maybe easier to set up and use then others.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

Overall, I think Avast is the better AV. Reason is, Avast is real-time resident shield active, it's interface is very user-friendly after a while, and it is constantly updated. Avira doesnt have a real-time, and I think it's interface is a bit iffy. Atleast it will still protect you :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:40 PM

I like Avast better than Avira Antivir. I may have gotten false positives from Avira it does have Virus Guard realtime protection so if there is a difference between them user preference might be it.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:26 AM

I like Avast better than Avira Antivir. I may have gotten false positives from Avira it does have Virus Guard realtime protection so if there is a difference between them user preference might be it.


Well, supposively, Avira gets 99.7% of the viruses. Maybe some of that are false..

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:47 AM

Hello,
Avira does provide realtime protection. Here is a review in which it out performs Avast: http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02 . My point is not that Avira is better than Avast, both programs are excellent. You should try both and see which works best for you.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:46 PM

Avira does a good job removing hefty viruses. There are bears out there that Avira has been able to attack with force!




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