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  • Grunfeld
    Senior Member
    • Mar 2004
    • 209

    Virus Software

    What are people using for protection against the outside world for Virus Software and firewall...??

    I dumped Norton, them went to MacAfee which was ok was using the free AVG and was ok....

    Looking for input for my next step

    Thanks
    Cheers,

    Gary
    (This space for rent)
  • goose
    Junior Member
    • Mar 2004
    • 17

    #2
    I like AVG. I've been using them for long time. As for firewall
    I use zonealarm, I like it and when I do the security check
    no open hole.....

    Try here...

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    • -Oz-
      Senior Member
      • Mar 2004
      • 545

      #3
      my dad uses AVG I use Sophos cuz I get it for free from school.

      For spyware I have Microsoft Anti-spyware program. I love it, its awesome.
      Dan Blomberg

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      • Elite
        Senior Member
        • Apr 2004
        • 168

        #4
        AVG & ZoneAlarm

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        • sdjl
          Senior Member
          • Mar 2004
          • 502

          #5
          I've actually ditched all software based protection for the moment.
          I have a hardware firewall built into my router and i'm using a mac so don't have the need so much for anti-virus considering most viruses are written for windows based systems

          David
          -----
          Do you fear the obsolescence of the metanarrative apparatus of legitimation?

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          • Dan
            Member
            • Mar 2004
            • 99

            #6
            I've been using Zone Alarm Suite for almost a year now and I am really quite impressed with it. One application to shut down to disable all fw and av protection and one application to start back up to turn it back on. AV updates very regularly too.

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            • ChrisTech
              Senior Member
              • Mar 2004
              • 530

              #7
              Norton Antivirus 2003 (less resources) and no need for a firewall. I do have a router, but I am DMZ'ed.
              Hosting at Dathorn since March 2003!

              My Interwebs speed on Charter Cable!

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              • bhills
                Member
                • Mar 2004
                • 75

                #8
                Hardware
                2Wire stateful packet router hardware firewall

                Software
                AVG - for viruses
                Sygate - software firewall to check what's going out
                Spyware Guard - for scripts
                WinPatrol - to protect the registry
                RegProt - to protect the registry
                Spyware Blaster - anti-spyware

                All of the software above is free or has a freeware version. I've used a lot of others including Norton and McAffee. They're bog the system down, and I can't help but laugh when I read other writers who describe those two as - viruses.

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                • Buddha
                  Senior Member
                  • Mar 2004
                  • 825

                  #9
                  AVG - though the last two viruses I've seen were zero-day and I doubt any virus software would've been much use beyond the heuristic scanners.

                  Kerio - old version 2.1.5 - too many bells and whistles on the newer version.

                  I'm with Chris, when it comes to Norton ... beyond 2003 it's a pig.
                  "Whatcha mean I shouldn't be rude to my clients?! If you want polite then there will be a substantial fee increase." - Buddha

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                  • Jonathan
                    Senior Member
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 1229

                    #10
                    Avast for AV (used to use AVG) and Sygate for FW.
                    Used to use ZoneAlarm but did not like it. Sygate is better MHO.
                    Family PC has AVG (which I need to update ) and ZoneAlarm (which I need to update )
                    "How can someone be so distracted yet so focused?"
                    - C

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                    • ThomasW
                      Member
                      • Mar 2004
                      • 98

                      #11
                      I use Trend on my some of my PC's and I really like it a lot, no problems (unlike McAffee).
                      My new Dell 8400 it came with Norton so I have been using it and like that also.
                      "The word genius isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein!" ... Joe Theisman

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                      • ChrisTech
                        Senior Member
                        • Mar 2004
                        • 530

                        #12
                        Originally posted by bhills
                        Hardware
                        2Wire stateful packet router hardware firewall

                        Software
                        AVG - for viruses
                        Sygate - software firewall to check what's going out
                        Spyware Guard - for scripts
                        WinPatrol - to protect the registry
                        RegProt - to protect the registry
                        Spyware Blaster - anti-spyware

                        All of the software above is free or has a freeware version. I've used a lot of others including Norton and McAffee. They're bog the system down, and I can't help but laugh when I read other writers who describe those two as - viruses.

                        For laughing at others who are using norton or mccrappy, you sure run a load of software. 2 different programs to protect the registry?
                        Hosting at Dathorn since March 2003!

                        My Interwebs speed on Charter Cable!

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                        • bhills
                          Member
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 75

                          #13
                          Yes, I like laughing. And you know, all of that protection, and more, and it doesn't crash or slow down the system enough to notice. Whereas with Norton - that one program alone slowed everything down and even crashed networks I've run.

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