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Free Virus Protection Like Avg..is This Adequet?


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#1 sleepydog

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:11 AM

Ive just ordered a new laptop for work.

From dell...yea i kno ive no personality but its quick and easy :thumbsup:

I have been told here before that the AVG virus protector is good, and ive taken that advice and i use it on my desktop.

The thing is...Ididnt pay for any antivirus, spamblocker.firewall type products from dell so the computer is completly unprotected...

What protection do i need to get to keep the laptop safe...if i have to buy it i will but if there is freen non commersial products available, i of course would prefer them :flowers:


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:58 AM

We recommend several freeware antivirus', firewalls, and antispyware at BC.

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition

Antispyware
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot Tutorial
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
SpyBlaster Tutorial
SpywareGuard Tutorial

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall Internet Explorer Only
Trendmicro"s Housecall FoxFire Only
Panda's ActiveScan Internet Explorer Only
F-secure's Virus Scan Internet Explorer Only
SyGate's Trojan scan
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner Internet Explorer Only

Removal Tools
Kaspersky Removal Tools
AVG Manual Virus Removal tool
MacAfee Stinger Virus Removal Tool
Symantec's Viurs Removal Tools
BitDefender Removal Tools Free

Firewalls (Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate Personal Free Edition (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall


Best of all... they are free.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:23 AM

Yea i think that'll cover me!! thanks Acklan!

Now all i have to do is wait for my "i have no personality" dell laptop computer to be delivered.!!

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:44 AM

Unless it is Microsoft endorsed I would be weary of itů.. It may run but could be useless



This is the reply i got from my sister by email when i sent her the list....whats my reply...personally i think shes wrong..

Edited by sleepydog, 29 March 2006 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:55 AM

My opinion is that she is misinformed.
But she is allowed of course to have her own personal opinion.
Many of Bleeping Computers members are security experts,
and I listen and learn from them. I have known these members
for quite some time and would most certainly value their opinion over MS anyday.



The free programs we recommend here are proven and tested to be just as good as commercial ones.
And not just by members of Bleeping Computer.
This is a free site so recommending free programs fits right in with BC's entire concept.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

Unless it is Microsoft endorsed I would be weary of itů.. It may run but could be useless



This is the reply i got from my sister by email when i sent her the list....whats my reply...personally i think shes wrong..




My opinion is that she is misinformed.
But she is allowed of course to have her own personal opinion.
Many of Bleeping Computers members are security experts,
and I listen and learn from them. I have known these members
for quite some time and would most certainly value their opinion over MS anyday.



The free programs we recommend here are proven and tested to be just as good as commercial ones.
And not just by members of Bleeping Computer.
This is a free site so recommending free programs fits right in with BC's entire concept.


I agree with Scarlett. These programs would not be used by so many people if they were "useless." I trust the BC experts more than MS, who don't think ahead and release half-finished products with more security holes than Dunkin Donuts.

I am currently using some of the programs recommended by BC, as posted by acklan. I am very pleased with them, and I would recommend them to my friends. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:59 AM

Just for the record...

I will be using BC's recommended software. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:05 PM

Don't be so quick to down prebuilt computers (Dell, emachine, Gateway, HP, Compaq,..). While true you can buid a better computer for the money, these computer fill and preform a rerquirement is the computer world. I personal have over a dozen Dells (GX1, GX1p,) setup at my home. Everyone is a '97-'99 retired corporate computer. While not top of the line they have fill the niche I aquired them for, namely My families needs. If I were to upgrade these computers I would by Dell canned solution in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact I will be buying My three kids Dells for Christmas.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 03:11 AM

These guys assemble computers in my home town! just about a mile away from me...

didnt choose them though...abit more expensive

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:18 AM

Who is going to build their own laptop? hehe Maybe I am misinformed. LOL But I use many of the products listed in acklan's reply. I trust the ones I see other security expets recommending or using themselves. I myself would not put MSAS betas on any machine I had.. especially if I was to buy a new laptop. I have a Dell PC and it has been a very lovely machine for me.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:22 PM

Just some updated info on 2 companies...

Dell to buy Alienware

http://today.reuters.com/business/newsArti...LIENWARE-DC.XML
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