ne1 know of ne good antivirus & firewall software?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dan04, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    Hi everyone

    Was just wondering what antivirus and firewall software people recommend as i have always used symantecs range of products but i would like to c if their is anything better out there.... if so could you plz tell me what you or you'd use as i would like to get some input before i go and trust any of the programs that come out today...

    Any responses is very much appreciated

    Regards

    Daniel
     
  2. _kC_

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    easily the best AV software is Nod32 (www.nod32.com)

    only av too have never missed an in the wild virus, and the only one that spotted stuff like msblast etc without definition updates... read the reviews at virus bulletin site... very very fast scan engine, and lowest sys footprint... even lower than AVG or F-prot !!! check out the demo, 3yr license is £44 :)



    as for Firewall softs my top 4....

    1. Sygate pro
    2. Agnitum outpost
    3. Kerio
    4. ZA
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I'm gonna recommend AVG (www.grisoft.com), well, because it's free. Can't beat that. Haven't had it fail me yet.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Kerio 4 and Outpost Pro 2 are both excellent software firewalls. I highly recommend one of them.

    Thread Moved to Security
     
  5. LeeJend

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    Duh, NOD32 is a server antivirus, not a desktop tool????

    For a desktop antivirus
    Free - Use AVG
    Paid - Use McAfee

    Avoid Norton. It just doesn't cut it and they found a vulnerability in it that actually makes your system un-secure.
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    We all have differing opinions on antivirus software. When I went from Norton 2003 to AVG free I got a virus. When I went back to Norton 2003 I never got one ever.

    I tried Panda, I liked it, so when my subs run out I will move to that.
    If I were to go buy 50 magazines from WH Smith now, they would all suggest different antvirus, like here must be about 50 different ones people use.

    I leave on my PC system per week 23 hours per day and it's always connected to net.
    So for me I guess Norton is best, for me ;) Low end users that use net not that often or do not many dl's a freebie usually is best.
     
  7. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    I use avast- not too expensive, does the job well, but the interface is a bit 'clunky' at times.

    For firewall, I always stick to keiro if possible.

    Have to recommend AVG too, very nice (free) alternative.
     
  8. tdinc

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    AVG anti-virus free and works very well
    Zone alarm Pro -firewall - Prefered used a hardware firewall
     
  9. _kC_

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  11. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I recommend and use AVG for my antivirus and Outpost Pro for my firewall.

    A cheap router is good to have to compliment the firewall, D-Link routers are inexpensive perform well.
     
  12. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    If an Anti-virus product has not been tested by ICSA Labs Exhaustive Testing Criteria. I will not go anywhere near it. :D


    icsa labs certified list
     
  13. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    Thanks To ALL!!!

    To everyone that has gave me their point of view i would like to say thankyou very much and i have finally decided on using panda and zonealarm security suite then i will wait till norton release out their "2005" series of products then if they turn out to be way better than 2003/2004 ill go back to it otherwise ill stick to what i chose hehe
     
  14. AVG and ZoneAlarm, can get free versions of both, or non free if you're willing to pay.
     
  15. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Kaspersky + OutPost Pro 2.*
     
  16. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    AVG + ZA for me too
     
  17. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    Kerio Personal firewall and AVG - never had any problems
     
  18. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

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    Kaspersky, Zone Alarm Pro, router
    So far, so good.
     
  19. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Norton 2003 for me :)
    Have no time for firewalls.
     
  20. oerficus

    oerficus OSNN Addict

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    No time for firewalls? Running a firewalls don't seem to be that time consuming. Please explain :)