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What Antivirus and Firewall programs do you guys use?

Post by Deathlord » 22 Mar 2005, 12:40

Im looking into getting the above as my subscription to mcafee has run out. Im annoyed that they screw you for money in order to receive updates so Id like to go the free software route. So what do you guys use/recommend?

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Post by Mike » 22 Mar 2005, 14:36

i have allways found that avg has found everything and i never have had any problems with it, unlike norton which is generally wank :)

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Post by leon » 22 Mar 2005, 15:46

avg and zonealarm

mcaffe + norton are the shittiest peices of shitwanked fuckshit in the universe no theyre just really annoying and make up threats that arent really there to impress you.

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Post by watch » 22 Mar 2005, 17:40

kerio and avg7 and spybot search and destroy and microsoft antispyware and adaware

there all free
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Post by mattous » 22 Mar 2005, 19:34

I'm using agv7 it's good and not resource heavy like norton or anything, it generally leaves you alone aswell and just does it's job. My router has a firewall built in so I don't bother with a software one.

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Post by Jscar » 23 Mar 2005, 04:13

What they said. :gib: <--- AVG pwning a virus.
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Post by Pav » 23 Mar 2005, 22:13

Already have a hardware firewall, Panda Antivirus Titanium and Adaware :D

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Post by Deathlord » 06 Apr 2005, 11:32

I now currently just rely on the router for security and avast antivirus for virii.

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Post by BooHoo » 06 Apr 2005, 20:07

Panda Antivirus Titanium sucks i have it tho atm
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Post by Spoons » 07 Apr 2005, 19:31

Heres a good one;

http://www.virus-mc-destroyyourcomputer.com Id recommend it myself...

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Post by Royal » 18 Apr 2005, 17:34

Most Firewalls, I use ZoneAlarm, I have know idea if its the best but it work pretty good.
But for anti-virus...
Get Kaspersky...Its the best Anti-virus out there with the most definitions than any other

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Post by JoePinball » 04 May 2005, 12:58

ZoneAlarm is a good free firewall, ,but it's stateful packet inspection can cause higher in-game pings, and it is a bit slow with some p2p proggies like emule, at handling hundreds of partly open sockets simultaneously.

That aside, I call ZoneAlarm a "Ronseal Product" - it does exactly what it says on the tin!

My personal free favourites atm are AVG AntiVirus, it rocks tbh, and Kerio Free Personal Firewall, which can handle gaming without any ping increases, AND has the added feature that your PC cant even FART without your permission! no progs or spyware can 'weasel in' without your knowledge with Kerio up & running tbh.

Anti Spyware?
STart with Spyware Blaster, which is prevention rather than cure, then add in liberaly dollops of LavaSoft Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D 1.3 and you should have yourself a bullet-proof PC!

Honourable mentions also to CCleaner & HijackThis, altho HijackThis should be used carefully, as it;s real 'propellorhead' stuff.

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P.S.. if you dont use Kerio firewall, but DO use Spybot S&D, go into Advanced mode & enable Spybot's TeaTimer - it's almost as good as Kerio at spotting rogue malware trying to sneak past you.
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Post by mattous » 04 May 2005, 13:05

JoePinball wrote:Joe Pinball, building PC's since 1983! :lol:
Just to make you feel old (because I do too) I was born in 1983 :o

I have just started using Outpost Pro Firewall and I have fallen in love! It's a brilliant program if you want to know exactly what programs are using your connection (it will even show the amount of data they have sent/recieved, uptime and lots of other goodies), very secure allowing your to define exactly what your programs can do i.e. what ports there allowed to use, what ip's there allowed to connect to... definatly worth a look. It has even kept me safe from my hacker housemates port scans which he likes to have fun with a little too much.

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Post by Spoons » 26 May 2005, 22:19

This is quite cool, just thought I would share it with you as I?m just running through some now;
http://www.processlibrary.com
Go through your list in task manager, type in anything that looks suspicious into the search and this site will tell you if its safe or not. Its quite cool, first time I used it I realised I was 'end tasking? all the good files. Anyway, give it a go, its really good, if you notice something on there that you cant remove then I think the site also tells you some tips on how to remove them?

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Post by Orange-Soda » 29 May 2005, 11:37

i use AVG and tbh its a rather gud free thing lol

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Post by Spoons » 12 Aug 2005, 22:22

Eh thought id suggest this to you lot, my mate suggested it to me http://www.hitmanpro.nl/ once you download it and open it, it downloads several other programs and installs them itself, including selecting "agreed" buttons and what-not :? its very scary to just let it go and do its work, but its done wonders, and its all safe lol Seems cool

Also my mate suggested ZoneLabs, I havent tried it yet, but im going to look into it.

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Post by Johnny_J » 13 Jan 2006, 17:40

Dragging up old post.. but um yea this Hitman really is this stuff you want, fixes everything. Just click 'yes' occasionally and it sorts everything out :D
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Post by [BF2s]Knightnifer » 13 Jan 2006, 20:21

i got eTrust Antivirus and ad aware , great stuff just leave em alone and they do everything.
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Post by ksamedi » 04 Mar 2011, 19:39

I use ZenOK Free Antivirus it is ok. it took up less space. I just switched to Norton on my desktop. Seems to use less memory than the others. My ISP provides it for free so I thought-

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Post by leandros » 04 Mar 2011, 20:05

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Post by craterboy » 04 Mar 2011, 21:56

I use Microsoft security essentials!
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