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Old 01-16-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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In your opinion, what software out there is best for securing your computer for the 3 following categories:

Virus (Scanning/Protection)
Firewall
Spyware/Adware (Scanning/Protection)

Currently, I'm running AVG Free Virus Scanner, ZoneAlarm Free, and Adaware Personal

So I think any upgrade from those would be nice :P And I'm willing to pay

Also: if your reccommendation for one category also includes good software for another, then please make that clear. It would be kinda annoying to have two spyware scanners running at once or something And lastly, I'd just like something that DOESNT slow the computer down like all hell

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Old 01-16-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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Here's what I'm using:

Virus=====================> Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 10
Firewall===================> Norton Firewall 2005
Spyware/Adware============> Microsoft Antispyware/Counterspy
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:38 PM   #3
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avg, and microsoft antispyware
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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Here is what i use or recommend:

Virus: AVG Free Edition and AntiVir Personal Edition
Firewall: Windows Firewall and Zone Alarm Pro
Spyware/Adware: Ad Aware, Spybot Search And Destroy and Microsoft Anti Spyware

By the way TRDCorolla, what's Counterspy ? Is it good ? I've never really tried it.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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Yes, they are very reputable. They look almost exactly like Microsoft's Antispyware program. It was on PC World's number one list of best spyware to use with Microsoft following behind it. This was in previous issues though.

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpy.cfm

Created by Sunbelt. It works and looks exactly like Microsoft. Uncanny.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:44 PM   #6
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Hmm ... evaluation, it doesn't sound appealing to me any more.
Anyways, i might give it a go later. I really do have to question why Microsoft Anti Spyware was placed 2nd by PC World though, Ad Aware and Spybot Search And Destroy both do much better jobs. Oh well, it was in the old issue and times have definately changed.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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That's why there's *cough* P2P, eh hmmm oh boy, got a hair ball in my throat.

The rating was in an older poll by PC World, so maybe the new ones have changed a bit. But once you use COunterspy, you'll see why they are so good.
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http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=30012

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Ad-aware(free): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spybot(free): http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Firewall software, I uses Kerio 4.2.2

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Old 01-17-2006, 05:58 AM   #10
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for virus protection and firewall i use mcafee and it hasnt let me down yet and for spyware i use spybot, adaware and spyware blaster
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Anti-Virus: AVG Free
Anti Spyware: Microsoft and Ad-aware
Firewall: Zonealarm Free
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:46 AM   #12
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AVG free version is good if u need something quickly but i think its still better to go and buy something
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Antivirus and Firewall : Mcafee (costs some money, or free with MSN internet service)

Antispyware: Microsoft Antispyware, Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy (use all three, they're free)
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Antivirus: Nortan Antivirus 2003

Firewall: Zone Alarm Free Edition

Spyware: Ad-aware Free Edition
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Pc cillin hands down.
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Originally Posted by 07mackenzie
In your opinion, what software out there is best for securing your computer for the 3 following categories:

Virus (Scanning/Protection)
Firewall
Spyware/Adware (Scanning/Protection)

Currently, I'm running AVG Free Virus Scanner, ZoneAlarm Free, and Adaware Personal

So I think any upgrade from those would be nice :P And I'm willing to pay

Also: if your reccommendation for one category also includes good software for another, then please make that clear. It would be kinda annoying to have two spyware scanners running at once or something And lastly, I'd just like something that DOESNT slow the computer down like all hell

Thankkks!

Anit-Virus-Norton anti virus 2003
spyware-Spybot, Adware, Microsoft anti spyware
Firewall-windows firewall or maybe zone alarm
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:12 PM   #17
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Very recently I downloaded WebRoot Spy Sweeper and like it so much I bought it even before the free trial period ended. It is very proactive and has prevented all spyware from get on my computer. So far, so good. The deciding factor was that I bought a Creative sound card and this Spy Sweeper caught the Creative software trying to install an AOL program on my hard drive. I hate AOL!,and was not too pleased with Creative even thought I think their Sound Blaster cards are great.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:13 AM   #18
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Since i dont take chances and im a weirdo i use:
Windows firewall
Nortons Internet Security- Coperate edition (from work)
Microsoft Anitspyware
Spyware Blaster
Adware SE 1.6
Spy Bot S&D
And i use to have trend micros pc penicilin
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Very recently I downloaded WebRoot Spy Sweeper and like it so much I bought it even before the free trial period ended. It is very proactive and has prevented all spyware from get on my computer. So far, so good. The deciding factor was that I bought a Creative sound card and this Spy Sweeper caught the Creative software trying to install an AOL program on my hard drive. I hate AOL!,and was not too pleased with Creative even thought I think their Sound Blaster cards are great.
ive used spy sweeper before and it is very good the only thing i didnt like about it is that it wouldnt let me receive files on msn, once the subscription ended i never bothered getting it again i just use spybot and adaware and i get by with those
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These are the security programs I use:

Virus: Nod 32
Firewall: Outpost Firewall
Spyware: Spyware Blaster, Spyware Doctor 3.5, MS Anti-Spyware
Others: Process Guard

All work very well together.
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