Favorite virus protectors/firewalls?

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Nah...none of the staff would ever use the accessable information about you for malicious activities, and a normal user can´t see more than your nickname... :wink:
Well, many (not all) routers have built-in firewalls, but how good they are depends on the configuration. For a beginner I would say a desktop firewall is easier to handle, and even to use use both at the same time shouldn´t lead to problems...just make sure NOT to use 2 desktop firewalls at the same time, it don´t provide more security than one and can be very hard to configure...

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Post by ziTo »

gotcha. thanks for the help mate.

i just installed zonealarm. im feeling pretty good about it. its like a new pair of shoes.

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bad_brain wrote:Nah...none of the staff would ever use the accessable information about you for malicious activities, and a normal user can´t see more than your nickname... :wink:
Well, many (not all) routers have built-in firewalls, but how good they are depends on the configuration. For a beginner I would say a desktop firewall is easier to handle, and even to use use both at the same time shouldn´t lead to problems...just make sure NOT to use 2 desktop firewalls at the same time, it don´t provide more security than one and can be very hard to configure...
yeah routers are nice cuz of the security, but i've read an article that it isn't good to rely on just your router since both router and desktop firewall are way more secure
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I use avast and it got stuff that northen couldnt find

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I use outpost firewall with blockpost and peerguardian with nod32 on demand and kaspersky file scanner.

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i use spybot..... i trust my router so i don't have a firewall on the comp
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I use Kaspersky antivirus and Zonealarm Pro firewall also XoftSpy Se,Ad aware se professional and trend micro antispyware and a few others intergrated in some software I have :twisted: 8)
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I currently dont use no anti-virus programs as it slows down pc but my favourite ones in the past was Trend micro and Kaspersky.

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I forgot to mention that Kerio Personal Firewall is awesome.
I highly recommend it. It's free for a while, but then it reminds you that it's just a trial and the options are sorta limited.
Still great, though.
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I don't use av because I don't do any banking or anything on my machine and av isn't generally worth the system damage created. I actually do near nothing. The most you could pull up is my name, programs, and um "movies" 8)

The name thing is bad but with an ip you could find that info =(

I personally like Zone Alarm for windows and FireStarter for linux.

Zone alarm because I have a license with like 50k days left :!:
But in case you didn't know the windows firewall is pretty customizable from the command line. Well Windows itself is...

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NOD 32 is unqestionablly the best AV out there. I am not sure how good it's firewall is but I guess it is imposible to disable that feature once installed.

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Post by 987KTM987 »

poke ~ Norton sucks, freezez system and generally just sits there and look erm? pretty? i use bullguard its a bit of a beast, well it works brilliant for me, and the customer service is brilliant, my firewall engine wouldnt startup even after reboot so i contacted them on a 'live chat' thing much like msn and within 10 mins they had sent me a link to dl there new version of the product and gave my subscription free acces to it :P free stuff ftw?

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Post by hij-h-acker »

My Security:

AV : Kaspersky (Tired of using Norton)

Firewall : Sygate Personal Firewall ..its free..(Tired of using Zonealarm,Blackice & Outpost)

But i would recommend to use Quick Heal AV...its too good.

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