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Anti Virus/Internet Protection - Suggestions?

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LottoVantage's avatar - BRITIS 3.GIF
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Posted: August 23, 2008, 11:43 am - IP Logged

I presently have Norton 08, and have access to McAfee, (came with the computer). I'm really not impressed with either one of these packages.

Any suggestions on a better protection package?

 

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    Posted: August 23, 2008, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

    Try threatfire.com..

    Had both of the others and wasn't overly impressed myself. Threatfire has done a great job for me..!

                                                 

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      Posted: August 23, 2008, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

      Trend Micro does an excellent job... much better than the McAffee I used to use. 

      Keep it simple 

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        Posted: August 23, 2008, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

        Trend Micro does an excellent job... much better than the McAffee I used to use. 

        i try to use te free ones and i can say for sure the mcaffe internnet security center works very well trend works great to but cost to much if your interested i have a link for the mcaffee...............jmill

        when you do it do it right the first time...........

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          Posted: August 23, 2008, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

          I presently have Norton 08, and have access to McAfee, (came with the computer). I'm really not impressed with either one of these packages.

          Any suggestions on a better protection package?

          If you want the best system protection available, you need ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite! It is the world's best firewall protection you can buy! And you can protect up to 3 PC's for $49.99 and you also get Free upgrades for 1 year! There is no other product that's better than ZoneAlarm, NONE!

          Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

            LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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            Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

            I presently have Norton 08, and have access to McAfee, (came with the computer). I'm really not impressed with either one of these packages.

            Any suggestions on a better protection package?

            Try Norton 360, version 2.0; It's expensive, but it covers everything. You won't be disappointed. I'm not!

             

             

             

            Winning is Funtastic!

              truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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              Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

              Tests I have read do not confirm that ZA is the best firewall protection.  I like ZA, free version and used to use it.

              Here is the best firewall...the $40 one was
              tested by a guy that tested them ALL. 
              There is also a free version for the XP, just
              about as good as the pay version.
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              Norton and McAfee are memory hogs and these two free ones
              are often recommended instead of those.
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              You can get AVG free anti-virus (or upgrade and pay):

              Also free - AVAST Antivirus 4.x Home Edition, anti-spyware & anti-rootkit for Windows

              http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

              Here is a site where you can run online tests, including checking your firewall.

              http://www.auditmypc.com/

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                Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                I use AVG 8.0, Ad-Aware and SpywareBlaster on my old computer and my new computer. So far it has worked great and I haven't had any problems with viruses or spyware. *knock on wood*

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                  Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                  I used to have Norton and McAfee and found they were resource hogs.  I use AVG 8.0 which is free.   Zone Alarm has a free download if you want additional firewall protection. 

                  Note:  I'm not a techie.  Smiley

                   

                  (I was typing, so I didn't see Scary's post.  I've been using AVG for years too.  Now I see True Critic's post.  Oh, well.  That's what happens when you start a post, make a cup of coffee and come back to it.  lol)

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                    Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                    I use AVG 8.0 free version and COMODO firewall. I was using ZA Security Suite full version before and was very satisfied with it, but now that I got the 64 bit version of Windows XP installed I can't use it anymore. The 64 bit Windows XP version is much more stable than the 32 bit version by the way.

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                      Posted: August 23, 2008, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                      I highly recommend AVG

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                        Posted: August 23, 2008, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                        I presently have Norton 08, and have access to McAfee, (came with the computer). I'm really not impressed with either one of these packages.

                        Any suggestions on a better protection package?

                        Panda ActiveScan 2.0
                        Free Scan - It detects malware that traditional security solutions don't.

                        http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

                         

                        Good Luck!
                        LottoL

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                          Posted: August 23, 2008, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                          I use AVG 8.0, Ad-Aware and SpywareBlaster on my old computer and my new computer. So far it has worked great and I haven't had any problems with viruses or spyware. *knock on wood*

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: August 23, 2008, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                            I was using AVG and loved it, but switched to Avast free edition and I think it's great. My main reason for switching was that with the newest "free" version of AVG (version 8.0), the automatic scanning of email for viruses was discontinued (my understanding). Anyone here who is currently using the newest free version of 8.0, I would appreciate it if you could confirm this.

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                              Posted: August 23, 2008, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                              I was using AVG and loved it, but switched to Avast free edition and I think it's great. My main reason for switching was that with the newest "free" version of AVG (version 8.0), the automatic scanning of email for viruses was discontinued (my understanding). Anyone here who is currently using the newest free version of 8.0, I would appreciate it if you could confirm this.

                              The email scanner is still working the way it should.