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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

Hello. I am looking for rerialble and lighweight firewall with antivirus that is not very expensive, or even free.

Right now I have ESET (NOd32). The subscription just expired and I don't feel like paying $41. Can anyone suggest something as good or better?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

Comodo Internet Sec. has what you're looking for and it's free. The firewall has a very good reputation, don't know about the AV though.

You can check out their website here: https://forums.comodo.com/index.php

I think you can probably find the answers you're looking for.

Good luck

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:56 PM

Avast FREE for Antivirus. The newly released version 5 runs very light.

Personally, I've no problem running Windows Firewall, but you may find some helpful info on choosing a Firewall HERE.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:31 AM

Personally, I've no problem running Windows Firewall

I agree, Windows Firewall is a good choice.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:23 AM

Windwos Firewall for XP? I know 7 has a great FW, but XP?


ALSO, is Nod32 still good?

Edited by bigdog1100, 04 February 2010 - 11:34 AM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:57 PM

Windwos Firewall for XP? I know 7 has a great FW, but XP?


ALSO, is Nod32 still good?

Yes, for XP. Nod32 is good, but I don't see why you would want to pay when Avast and MSE are equal, if not better, and free as well.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:01 AM

Avast is great, and I recommend it to my friends. But it does take resources and it is only anti-virus, allthough it has internet security options but for anti-virus purposes only. So I will need to install Comodo or some other fireweall. Pending my resources are medium and few years old, except video card, I don't want to lag too much. And being pampered by Nod32 transparency, I am searching for something very very similar in Free world. I know Nod32 is not perfect, as it allowed a few infections in the past year but it's not bad.


Regardless, is MSE Antivirus better than Avast? Can I install MSE Firewall only or should I go with Comodo alltogether?

Edited by bigdog1100, 05 February 2010 - 10:17 AM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:04 PM

Comodo can be run side by side with AVG Free with no conflicts. I have this combo on several systems and install this combo on my friend's systems work on with great results.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:14 PM

I hear that Sygate 5.6 is a good firewall and light weight. I don't know maybe someone has experience with it. i use McAfee the whole kit and it's a hog. Comodo only offers a 30 day trial. I like Avira myself and it is lightweight. I would combine the two Avira and Sygate. What do the experts think of that combo?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

Avast is great, and I recommend it to my friends. But it does take resources

Every real-time protection software uses resources, and Avast is generally known as fairly light.

So I will need to install Comodo or some other fireweall.

Have you considered Windows Firewall? Here is an article talking about the 'importance' of outbound protection.

Regardless, is MSE Antivirus better than Avast? Can I install MSE Firewall only or should I go with Comodo alltogether?

They are both good AVs. MSE doesn't have a firewall.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:25 PM

Ok I just installed MSE. Looks like it is Firewall as well as Anti-virus. Here is my problem with it right away: It collects and sends information about infected files, including the location of the found viruses, Etc. So, while I am not planning on going anywhere hostile, I feel uncomfortable having this thing reporting my whereabouts. ANy idea how I can turn it off?

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

Comodo Internet Sec. has what you're looking for and it's free. The firewall has a very good reputation, don't know about the AV though.

You can check out their website here: https://forums.comodo.com/index.php

I think you can probably find the answers you're looking for.

Good luck

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Don't use CIS because your System Restore will be affected. With the instalation of CIS will be created in system32/drivers a file named sfi.dat who is responsible for some malfunctions as fragments you can't fix and failures on System Restore.
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

Comodo Internet Sec. has what you're looking for and it's free. The firewall has a very good reputation, don't know about the AV though.

You can check out their website here: https://forums.comodo.com/index.php

I think you can probably find the answers you're looking for.

Good luck

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Don't use CIS because your System Restore will be affected. With the instalation of CIS will be created in system32/drivers a file named sfi.dat who is responsible for some malfunctions as fragments you can't fix and failures on System Restore.


How recent is this information? Did anyone hear of Sunbelt firewall? http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Home-Home-O...sonal-Firewall/

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

Ok I just installed MSE. Looks like it is Firewall as well as Anti-virus.

MSE is just an antivirus. I'm not sure how you think it has a firewall component.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

Well in that case, MSE is twice as useless. AND I've been without firewall for a couple of days. lol. Ok I'l just get comodo.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 





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