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Old 04-05-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default does anyone know any good firewall/spyware programs?

So, i want to check to see if i have spyware in my computer. I know, there are many more other programs that check for spyware than Ad-aware, but i found that it was good. Everytime i use it though, it deletes and finds a lot of it, seeing as i don't use it quite often, just every once in awhile, but then some of the other software i use constantly doesn't work anymore. I don't even have a firewall. I used to have Zone alarm, but it kept interfering in what i usually did, so i got rid of it. I currently use Windows 98, but my other has XP and i find that XP has way, way more problems than in 98, the one i use more frequently. Does anyone know any good firewalls that won't interfere in what i do, to where i could unblock it instead of having to fool and look around for it? I use AIM, and it blocked the Direct IM Connections which i use a lot too. Also, if there's a program i use that has "spyware" in it, do you know of a program that searches for spyware, where it would tell me what program it is, and ask for a prompt before it deletes?

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Old 04-05-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: does anyone know any good firewall/spyware programs?

Do you have money to spend get hold of Norton Internet Security and download Microsoft anti-spy ware for free, what a deal and that should keep you safe.

Some user will say get hold on McAfee its the same as Norton but its up to you.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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well how much RAM have u got i mean Norton is fine but it is a resource hogger I use Black Ice Defender it is Thee Best firewall i highly recommend it download it at http://www.siteowners.com/purchase_b...defender.shtml
about $40 but u can do it the way i did and just get a serial key on the net.... nd Microsoft Antispyware is good also.......
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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i have to agree with you it does
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To purge of spyware: Spybot Search and Destroy
Ad-Aware
Spyware Blaster--->to keep yourself clean of
spyware before it happens.

Now I have Zone Alarm Security Suite and it works fine for me. I have never had an issue with it ever. It seems like the people that have issues with it are these AOL, Kazaa, Neo-pet freaks. No offense. A free firewall would be Sygate, I used it for a while but I am in love with Zone Alarm forever so it wasn't the same to me. A free anti-virus that I have never tried but I heard that it is good is AVG. The Zone Alarm Security Suite comes with anti-virus.
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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Microsoft Antispyware All you'll ever need to stop Spyware and indeed RealPlayer or other such crappy program you need to play certain files but you don't want to let it take over your PC as it so seriously wants to and is programmed to
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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If you want the undisputed champion adware program, get free adaware:

www.lavasoft.com Heavily tested and proved best program from www.download.com

recommended firewall: zonealarm www.zonelabs.com

I would personally trust no other. Zonealarm once protected me from a virus attack!

Norton is mostly good for viruses and no other program!!

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when it comes to Spyware i use Microsoft Anti-Spyware
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:44 PM   #9
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You should get adware and Microsft Anti-Spyware also if you get the xp sp2 it comes with a firewall but its not the best out there but its better then nothing
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:58 AM   #10
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i would not trust Windows SP2 Firewall
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:46 PM   #11
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Default Re: does anyone know any good firewall/spyware programs?

what about black ice, iīve heard that itīs the best program but at the same time it doesnīt let you access certain things on the computer.
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:48 PM   #12
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Default Re: does anyone know any good firewall/spyware programs?

I wouldn't say adaware is the best, or at least not the free to download version, (if it was the best then why would there be a sold professional version too?)...
I use Spybot search and destroy, This has features that will allow you to block known bad activex controlls on pages, it also comes with an app called tea timer that sits on the PC and monitors registry changes, so if some new vulnerability is found then it can warn you thatsomething is being installed on your PC.

You should also use a virus scanner, again a nice free firewall is AVG.

I use the windows firewall without trouble...
It's a bad idea not having any firewall at all, it's just asking for trouble...
You caould try using a program like outpost, (thats free and has a small foot print (uses very few resources)...
One thing I will say is that you should work with your firewall instead of trying to work around it...

You specifically mentioned that the AIM ports were blocked and the direct connection ports were blocked.

all you need to do is unblock these ports on the firewall... a quick google search

AOL messenger port - 5190
Direct connect ports - 375 - 425



Since you've been running your PC's without a firewall you should also consider using a profile such as hijack this to scan for other nasties that spyware programs don't pick up. (if it's possible I'd even go as far as to format a system and start again if it's been connected to the internet without a firewall).

There is no reason that windows 98 should be working better than XP, infact it should be the other way around...
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best pay for program is pc cillin. free av = panda. firewall = zonealarm.
spyware = microsoft
adaware and such = adaware or spybot
yhea.also run netstat -a in command prompt to who or what is using ur connection etc. its a really handy device.
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no no hell no never use norton it will take over your system. i can only say only 2 progames and the firewall has never been hacked or cracked. the fire wall is called Panda it will keep eveery one out and hide the last 5 numbers of your IP second it spysweep it will search and destroy all spyware they are free and they work perfectly but for panda to work get the newest one but to do so look for the FOSI website and get them.
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panda is a good firewall program and viruse scanner but it's not cheap and you can get it for free from any p2p sever. but you have set panda at low or median never high. On high it will block the net all toghter.
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If u want a good firewall buy a modem that has a firewall in it. You don't need any firewall software if u have a good modem. (Edit: fixed some typing mistakes)
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