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Recommendations For Firewall/antivirus Programs?


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#1 PFunk12

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:30 AM

I'd like to hear what yall recommend as a replacement for Norton Systemworks/Internet Security 2005. I've looked into Zone Alarm, PC-cillin and some others. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Take it easy, yall.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:35 AM

Hello,
The link below will definately help with your decision-making as to which one to download.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

All of these are free, and this list includes anti-virus, spyware removal and trojan, removal among others.

Hope it helps,
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:40 AM

We recommend several freeware antivirus, antispyware, and firewalls. I use an recommend AVG, SyGate, and many antispyware...
Here all the freeware that Bleeping computers recommends.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

Here are some I recommend personally.

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 Defender (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 Presonal Firewall 5.6 (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:51 AM

Thanks! The link to the forum topic really helped. Acklan, as for your personal recommendations, I have two questions. Is the sygate firewall a free trial? Lastly, the AVG antivirus, is there much of a difference between the pro and free versions in terms of features and download speed for updates?

Again, really appreciate the help.

Cheers,
PJ

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:57 AM

All of the programs on the list, that rookie147 provided a link to, are used by our members.
They're all good programs that are spyware/malware free, and Free.

Choose only one Antivirus, one Firewall, and all of the spyware programs that your system can handle.
Using more than one AV, or Firewall, will cause conflicts, rendering the programs ineffective.

The Sygate firewall, is a free firewall, for unlimited use.

For AVG, there isn't much difference between the free, or paid versions.
You can compare the differences at the link acklan provided.
Most use the free version, like me. :thumbsup:
Why pay for something, if you don't have to?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:07 AM

Thanks! The link to the forum topic really helped. Acklan, as for your personal recommendations, I have two questions. Is the sygate firewall a free trial? Lastly, the AVG antivirus, is there much of a difference between the pro and free versions in terms of features and download speed for updates?

Again, really appreciate the help.

Cheers,
PJ

No this is not the Trial verison as provided at the Smantec site. This is the full freeware verison. It is no longer supported but it is free.

As far as I am aware the AVG Free is the same as the paid verison except, 1 it will not workon a server, 2 you can only run it in the full mode. You cannot use it in a selective mode. All or nothing. I have been using it for several year and am very satisfied.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:51 AM

I have use Sygate and AVG for several years. Both work extremely well, and have all the really needed features.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 12:03 PM

I installed sygate and avg and both are working very well. thanks yall.

cheers,
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 12:12 PM

You're welcome, PFunk12.
Glad to be of help. :thumbsup:
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