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#1 paulos123

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:52 AM

hey guys im just wondering when you are online and using for example an internet security suite,

for the protection of the pc which plays the most part?firewall or antivirus/antispyware

of course some of you will tell me that all of that is important(for sure).

but we should pay attention to be the best for antivirus/antispyware of the firewall?

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:15 AM

Many people here will disagree with me, but a lot of long time Comodo users, me included, just ran the Comodo firewall without an antivirus before they introduced the whole internet security suite.   It was however never just a simple firewall and we didn't get infected.

 

The problem with relying on an antivirus is that it will only stop what it already knows about, so modern security suites use other components such as behaviour blocking, whitelisting and sandboxing to prevent something new from attacking your computer.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:13 AM

All those three types of programs are different and cannot be compare with each other. But I think this can explain.

 

  • Firewall >>> Detect and stop malware before they can go into your computer and/or block its execution.
  • Antivirus >>> Detect malware that already reach in your computer.
  • Antispyware/Antimalware >>> Antivirus-like program that can be use with your current Antivirus without conflick.

In my opinion, maybe firewall is best because protection is better than cure. (For sure)

 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

A multi-layered defense using anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:54 PM

A firewall is the Prevention of an attack, Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware, uses definitions to find the target, although having a Firewall is good, you need to have redundancy against all threats. For example: Patient Healthcare Information (PHI), is very secret information that if the correct person gets their hands on it can be trouble. Firewall will protect you from unauthorized port entry, Active-AV/SW will monitor what is actually going on in the system. If I send a malicious email to a private email address in a company, they download and run that attachment, what is the firewall going to do? Nothing. This is why you need a well-rounded but also, compliant system that will make sure everything follows the CIA of Information Security. (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability)

 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:40 PM

nice options and opinions so what about bitdefender antivirus with comodo firewall?

i think its nice combo........



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:26 PM

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the combo most suitable for your system. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:58 PM

quietman7 we all know all that bleep before,you could say something more useful or make your suggestions.

these info are ancient......



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

The information I provided is as applicable today as it has always been...it's personal preference.
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