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Old 04-29-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Security on 64 bit vista

what do you guys think is a good anti spyware and firewall for vista 64 bit? or is the windows firewall and windows defender good enough?
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They both aren't that great. Use Avast! for antivirus and Spybot S&D for spyware. Something like ZoneAlarm for the firewall should be good. Just make sure you disable Windows firewall so you don't have them both running at the same time.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
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If u behind a router u don’t need any firewalls, plus if an actual hacker would want to get into ur pc I don’t think anything would help. Good Firewalls are hardware created and cost a lot! +1 for Spybot S&D. If u really want a good antivirus, and I'm sure u will get lots of different suggestions but "NOD32" is the best in my opinion, but its not free.

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
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dont think zone alarm works with 64 bit vista. atleast thats what it said when i downloaded it and tried to install it.
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NOD32 was the best av when I used windows. I used ZoneAlarm, but I am not sure about their 64 bit support. There is sphinx firewall, but like NOD32, it'll cost ya.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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know of any other free firewalls?
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:30 AM   #7
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A blocked port is a blocked port. The built in Firewall should be fine for the average user.
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