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AV and Firewall for Computer Illiterate Senior Citizens


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#1 DnDer

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

On my home system, I keep Avira AV and Comodo Firewall.

 

Avira appears to have become some kind of subscription service, when I downloaded and installed it on a troubled computer recently, asking for a user account and password. Comodo is a product I've personally come to enjoy, but after setup, it prompts for EVERYTHING. And even after it's setup and running, you'll still get prompted (bullzip pdf, for me, seems to trigger it every time).

 

What recommendations can you give for silent, plug-and-play kinds of AV and Firewall, that I could install on the computer of a senior citizen? I need something that just passively blocks and scans on a regular schedule without much user interaction at all.

 

I took a quick look through the sticky topics and didn't catch anything as specific as my request (or maybe I just looked for it in the wrong ways). Could you guys offer some suggestions, please?



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

You could read this.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tame-comodo-defense-without-disabling-it.htm

 

Dont use that antivirus thingy..... Whats a virus.... lol

 

 

 

Not using antivirus NOT RECCOMENDED for Windows.

 

 A bit of Advice  here.

 

If you are not sure of what you are doing I suggest you create a back up first, then mess with the firewall just in case you DO something wrong . You can just restore the system.

Anybody "tinkering" with pc settings should have good tested backups first just incase. Yes even all the people who say I know what I am doing.


Edited by NickAu1, 14 March 2014 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

You may want to read:
Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

Why not use Windows built-in Firewall?
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:13 AM

That is completely out of date as Defense+ is no longer enabled by default for the current version of Comodo Internet Security.

 

The only pop-ups likely to occur with default settings now will be whether to continue to sandbox any unknown items on the computer immedialely following installation.   Once installed versions 6 and 7 are now very suitable for people with no experience as long as default settings are used.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:06 AM

Defense+ was the subject of a lot of past user complaints so that most likely is why Comodo stopped enabling it by default.

If the OP needs something for seniors that just passively blocks without user interaction...then Windows Firewall will fit that need without having to install and configure a third-party firewall or suite.
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