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Recommend me some really good programs


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 03:00 PM

I will soon need a anti-virus. Also I want a good program to protect against malware, hijackers, ad-ware, trojons and other unwanted things in computers. It doesn't have to be free. I'm willing to pay. I prefer being able to download it but If not, just let me know the name of the program.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:55 PM

For anti-virus software, I recommend Avira AntiVir
Firewall I would choose Comodo

NOTEIf you are going to use Avira AND Comodo, be sure to only install the Firewall portion of Comodo and not the Anti-virus portion. You will be prompted during installation.
On demand scanning I would use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERantispyware

And finally, SpywareBlaster which fills the holes in programs that can be exploited, and in effect, prevents you from getting infected in the first place.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:24 PM

Avira is best free antivirus I have seen. For commercial antivirus Kaspersky and Eset are the best

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:39 PM

Even though it is not free, I prefer ZoneAlarm which uses the Kaspersky scan engine. I just use their antivirus program which includes the firewall and that includes an operating system firewall that I really like. They also have suites that include the anti spyware protection and some other things. It can be downloaded from...

http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en/compu...tm?cid=W1000281

For spyware/malware I just run the occassional scans with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware and to prevent infections I have immunized my system with Spybot. I have also immunized it with SpywareBlaster mostly just to stop the Active X things. Even though Spybot is not the recommended program for scanning for malware/spyware, I believe, with the exception of the Active X protection, that it immunizes the system against many more threats than SypwareBlaster does. All of those programs can be downloaded.

Other than Zonealarm, all of the programs I use are free.

Edited by Stang777, 24 May 2009 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:34 AM

Norton Internet Security is one of the best in security and usability (as in it doesn't require much user intervention). The 09 versions have been improved a lot.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:13 AM

Norton, however, is a resource hog. I had an old version of Norton that came preinstalled on my computer, and after 3 years I finally removed it. What a relief! Startup was faster and the machine was smoother.

I have heard that the newer versions of Norton are better, however I still hear they can hog resources.




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