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Request for info on Virus Scan and Firewall


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#1 SirShade

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:28 PM

My ISP (Adelphia Cable) is offering a free virus scan (Freedom Anti-Virus) and Firewall (Freedom Firewall). I am not familiar with either of these products and would like some info before I use them. I currently am running AVG Anti Virus with Zone Alarm Firewall, Adaware, & Spyware Blaster. Can anyone let me know if Freedom is a reliable product and if itís worth the switch? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:48 PM

I'm no expert, but sounds to me like you have great programs already. All of them come highly recommended. You may want to look into installing Spybot- Search and Destroy too. It is a good idea to have more than one spyware program. Since what one doesn't catch the other may. Besides if it aint broke why fix it?

Edited by scarlett, 02 November 2004 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:51 PM

I have never used it before I use syagate firewall,webroot,spyware blaster,spyware guard,norton aint virus, avg anti virus and I think thats it. Anyways Try to do a google search and read some reviews. It might help you in your decision.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 04:27 PM

Langa is not too pleased with the firewall.
http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-25.htm#1

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:18 PM

I would suggest you stick with what you have; both are proven products and you know how to use them.
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