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Using firefox
Using NOD32 for anti virus or AVIRA NOT AVG
Using Comodo Firewall
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Use AOL's AVS(Active Virus Shield)by Kaspersky for Anti-Virus: http://www.activevirusshield.com
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Use SpywareBlaster by Javacool Software for Anti-Spyware: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Both are free and don't slow down your system. As far as firewall goes, you're better off getting a good router with built-in firewall. Software firewalls are useless and slow down your system's performance and network connection.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
peer guardian is good if you do p2p stuff...but otherwise, almost useless...and zonealarm is useless as well if you have a router.

If you have a router, I'd recommend turning off any firewall programs and let the router do the job.

The best way to protect yoru computer is just to not click on stupid ****.
erm what about adware/spyware already on your pc trying to make outbound connection/phoning home etc? your router does diddly squat about that hence the need for a software router
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Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
It is always nice to have the extra protection, kind of like wearing two-condoms instead of one, its smart
exactly although i would imagine wearing two condoms would be a sensationless experience not to mention stangle him aswell lol.
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Originally Posted by funkycasey View Post
Currently I have absolutely no "protection" except Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy...no anti-virus and no firewall. If you have a router, but are not sure if you need to get a firewall program also, I would recommend going to THIS LINK.
Run the "Security Scan" which will take a couple of minutes and see if it discovers any real big holes....if everything is good, then you seriously don't need to hog up system resources by having a software firewall. Most routers today come with nice hardware firewalls that block all the hijack attempts and such...
see first comment
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Use AOL's AVS(Active Virus Shield)by Kaspersky for Anti-Virus: http://www.activevirusshield.com
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Use SpywareBlaster by Javacool Software for Anti-Spyware: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Both are free and don't slow down your system. As far as firewall goes, you're better off getting a good router with built-in firewall. Software firewalls are useless and slow down your system's performance and network connection.
kaspersky rox but is a bit of a hog. i use nod32 on my windows installs which is just 1(downstairs pc). about software firewalls see first comment
    
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Not AVS. It was written by Kaspersky using the same engine but it has a small footprint, roughly 20MB...
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Originally Posted by Crimsonite View Post
Use AOL's AVS(Active Virus Shield)by Kaspersky for Anti-Virus: http://www.activevirusshield.com
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Use SpywareBlaster by Javacool Software for Anti-Spyware: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Strong detection rules+elimination+fast updates+small size.

Both are free and don't slow down your system. As far as firewall goes, you're better off getting a good router with built-in firewall. Software firewalls are useless and slow down your system's performance and network connection.

I would agree with that. The AOL virus shield is a great idea.
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leo laporte an steve gibson talking about routers here

edit: oops i forgot to mention the 1 you want is #3
    
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leo laporte an steve gibson talking about routers here
Woot Woot you also listent to security now REP+
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Woot Woot you also listent to security now REP+
yea i sometimes listen to it although my computing is 95% linux and alot of the stuff they talk about is windows based.

while i appreciate the rep i don't think i earnt it just listening to security now lolz
    
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post #19 of 22
I would just add some kind of firewall. Many people recommend hardware firewalls, but, personally I think they slow down your internet connection. Zone Alarm was a good idea.

On another note, I believe that you have to be balanced with security. DON'T BE NAIVE THERE IS NO FOOL PROOF PC SECURITY THAT IS UN HACKABLE.

It's a wise person who has basic security and who is smart about where he surfs and what he downloads. (i.e. if it's free beware, and don't view porn)That's really the best we can do.
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Originally Posted by funkycasey View Post
Currently I have absolutely no "protection" except Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy...no anti-virus and no firewall. If you have a router, but are not sure if you need to get a firewall program also, I would recommend going to THIS LINK.
Run the "Security Scan" which will take a couple of minutes and see if it discovers any real big holes....if everything is good, then you seriously don't need to hog up system resources by having a software firewall. Most routers today come with nice hardware firewalls that block all the hijack attempts and such...

However, I would recommend an Anti-Virus program if you are iffy on the internet...I personally don't use one, and haven't for a year or so...and I haven't become infected...*Knock on wood* I find that most virus scanners hog my valuable system resources that i am running low on anyway, so i steer clear of strange web sites and use good old common sense.
I did this and it all checked out. To be honest I hadn't really been using any firewall, anti-virus, or anti-spyware stuff for like 8 months. I think I'm going to check out the AOL one, and just use Windows Firewall.
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