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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

Howdy,

I have been using Microsoft One care as my anti-virus and Firewall protection for the last few years and have been happy with it.

I also have other programs running in the backround.

My subscription is up next month (OneCare will be discontinued) and I plan to switch to Security Essentials.

This program does not come with a firewall. A couple of questions.

Any opinions about Security Essentials, good/bad ?

Could anyone recommend a firewall that will work with it ? (Compatible)

I am thinking of going with the free Zone Alarm Firewall.

Any opinions/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for you time.

Dennis :thumbsup: XP Home, I-E 8, SP- 3

Edited by Dennis H, 17 July 2010 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

Comodo also has a free stand alone firewall that is very efficient. I have the free Comodo Internet Security and find it very effective and easy to manage.

#3 Dennis H

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I will take a look at Comodo.

It has been a while since I have looked at any freeware, ( Using OneCare about 3years).

I am sure a lot of things have changed since then.

My service provider (Cox Cable) offers Mcafee Security Suit free of charge. I did a Google search and it seems that a lot of folks are not that pleased with it.

I realize that things can be subjective though.


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#4 Dennis H

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

Anyone that is using Microsoft Security Essentials willing to give their opinion ?

Thanks,

Dennis :thumbsup:

Edited by Dennis H, 19 July 2010 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

Ive been infected with it. However i was looking for a good fight :thumbsup: This is what i recommend; LUA - sandboxie - returnil - hard & soft firewalls. I have tested this config on a vista 32 & win 7 64 with no known infections.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:29 AM

MS Security Essentials is a good anti-virus app . As far as Firewall IMHO most software firewall tend to slow down your internet and may give you problems.
I use the window firewall along with the hardware firewall from my router

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:52 AM

i use mse with the windows firewall.




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