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Best Antivirus and Firewall


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Poll: Best Antivirus and Firewall (47 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best antivirus?

  1. Avast! (12 votes [25.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.53%

  2. AVG (5 votes [10.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  3. Trend Micro (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Norton (2 votes [4.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  5. McAfee (1 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  6. COMODO Internet Security (5 votes [10.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  7. Microsoft Security Essentials (5 votes [10.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  8. ESET (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

  9. Kaspersky (6 votes [12.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  10. BitDefender (4 votes [8.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

What is the best firewall?

  1. COMODO (27 votes [57.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.45%

  2. Outpost (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  3. Zonealarm (7 votes [14.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.89%

  4. Private Firewall (4 votes [8.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

  5. Tiny Firewall (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  6. Online Armour (3 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

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#1 Deleted

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

Please take the poll. Feel free to post suggestions here. :)


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

Like I have said many many times. Due to unique configurations and individual needs there is no 'best' Anti-Virus or Firewall. What works for you may not work for me. Thats the beauty of try before you buy. Or even better, the free versions. Use the AV that fits your needs coupled with active or on demand antimalware applications in a layered approach and you'll be fine.

Some good information by our very own quietman7: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

Like I have said many many times. Due to unique configurations and individual needs there is no 'best' Anti-Virus or Firewall. What works for you may not work for me. Thats the beauty of try before you buy. Or even better, the free versions. Use the AV that fits your needs coupled with active or on demand antimalware applications in a layered approach and you'll be fine.

Some good information by our very own quietman7: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices

Thank you for the advice. I made this just to see overall which antivirus and firewall is people's favorites.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

Understood. Then your poll should have been. "What is your first choice for an Anti-Virus and Firewall?" Please explain why in your reply after voting.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

I tried downloading Comodo, only to be directed to CNET. Which is where I caught myself TNT2user.exe in the first place. O.o Anyone know where I can download this safely?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

I tried downloading Comodo, only to be directed to CNET. Which is where I caught myself TNT2user.exe in the first place. O.o Anyone know where I can download this safely?

I think you can only download Comodo from CNET to be honest (unless you want to use FileHippo: http://www.filehippo.com/download_comodo/, this is not the official download however so I don't know what it will be like), I have used CNET before and have Comodo running fine on my computer, and it has not given me any problems. Just make sure to not install any toolbars or other stuff they try to bundle it with.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Uh huh. When I downloaded a software two days ago I made sure to have nothing additional ticked. And still I caught TNT"user.exe



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Uh huh. When I downloaded a software two days ago I made sure to have nothing additional ticked. And still I caught TNT"user.exe

Hmm, if you are sure (not doubting you, but you can get these threats from everywhere these days) then something should be said to CNET and Comodo since that is not right, especially for software which is meant to protect you...


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

It wasn't Comodo, I downloaded a Day Planner software, but now I'm absolutely leery of CNET. While looking for information about that browser hijacker I came across several people stating they caught this from CNET.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:59 PM

It wasn't Comodo, I downloaded a Day Planner software, but now I'm absolutely leery of CNET. While looking for information about that browser hijacker I came across several people stating they caught this from CNET.

Ah, I see, perhaps dodgy software/download which CNET may not know about. Anyway they should be notified, hopefully one of the helpers should be able to help you remove it.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:35 PM

CNet knows about it. A few years ago, they changed things so that if you download anything, you get all kinds of extra junk you don't need. Stay away from there.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

CNet knows about it. A few years ago, they changed things so that if you download anything, you get all kinds of extra junk you don't need. Stay away from there.

I know that it wants you to install these other programs, but Andora says that unticked the boxes and still got this program. That needs to be reported as I know that they do look into if it downloads other programs without your permission. I always try and download from the publisher's website, but sometimes you cannot.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:13 PM

Hello,
 
From AVG and Antivir, for many years I stayed on Avast me that agree very well despite a lousy interface. But as the interface does not protect me, the quality of free product is excellent.
Comodo who excel in a fault, it consumes resources especially antivirus and requires a thorough knowledge of the parameterization. The latest version allows wireless protection. The biggest complaint is their certificate and does not prevent access to sites distributing malware or soft recompress with toolbars. Policy Mehli do controversy.
 
Site à évite : 01net - Cnet - Softtonic

 

 
That's why I chose Avast + Firewall Windows7

Edited by vulcain, 23 June 2013 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:10 AM

F-Secure, is also a top three Anti-Virus program... :bananas:



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

Reading some good reviews about Unthreat Free Antivirus too.






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