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post #1 of 19
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My norton anti virus and internet security subscribtion runs out in 2 days.

what free software should i get that will give me addequite security?

does the fact that im using a wireless connection through a router affect anything? Do i need more protection than normal, less or is it the same?

thx in advance
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Just get Avast.
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post #3 of 19
I use avast antivirus www.avast.com and I just use the windows firewall. As far as the router, you would need to secure that from the internal configuration pages in the router. that would HELP protect from someone else using your connection.
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get nod 32 and ad-aware
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post #5 of 19
avg free is great. windows firewall is great. windows defender is greattoo.

also get ad-aware personal and spybot and you are all set.

Install all that and you are good
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post #6 of 19
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k thx people i'll get avast

i already have Ad-aware and spybot
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post #7 of 19
Avast is my personal choice of the free anti-viruses. You should not need a firewall, as most modern routers have a hardware firewall built in that is better than most anything software.

The other day Probn brought up a new antivirus/firewall that looked pretty interesting, I'll see if I can't find his new link.

The fact that you are wireless dosn't add much at all to your security needs, just make sure that you encrypt your network somehow to avoid wifi-warriors. (WEP, WPA, etc)
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post #8 of 19
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Avast is my personal choice of the free anti-viruses. You should not need a firewall, as most modern routers have a hardware firewall built in that is better than most anything software.

The other day Probn brought up a new antivirus/firewall that looked pretty interesting, I'll see if I can't find his new link.

The fact that you are wireless dosn't add much at all to your security needs, just make sure that you encrypt your network somehow to avoid wifi-warriors. (WEP, WPA, etc)
your thinking of this? http://www.overclock.net/networking-...-its-free.html
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post #9 of 19
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i have dl'd both and will try them out

thx all
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post #10 of 19
i have been using AVG lately and its doing a great job (atleast i hope it is) and i also have windows firewall on jsut to be some extra security although i doubt it wroks very well
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