Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby Excaliber » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:26 pm

This month's issue of PCWorld rates Norton Internet Security at the top of the list, with Kaspersky a close second.

The detail in the article is worth the price of the magazine.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby Abraham » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:19 pm

One thing I don't do is wily-nily open e-mail - If I don't know the sender, I delete without opening it.

I don't visit pop up websites - ever.

This approach has helped keep virus potential down. As a bonus, I get very little spam.

No, not by any means foolproof, but this policy helps keep the wolves at bay.

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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby OldSchool » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Excaliber wrote:This month's issue of PCWorld rates Norton Internet Security at the top of the list, with Kaspersky a close second.

The detail in the article is worth the price of the magazine.

Unfortunately, I use NAV at work -- and my own tools find things that NAV doesn't catch. On top of that, NAV is one of the worst power hogs around. Used to read most of the PC mags, and won't anymore, for various reasons. ;-)
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby TxLobo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:22 pm

OldSchool wrote:
Excaliber wrote:This month's issue of PCWorld rates Norton Internet Security at the top of the list, with Kaspersky a close second.

The detail in the article is worth the price of the magazine.

Unfortunately, I use NAV at work -- and my own tools find things that NAV doesn't catch. On top of that, NAV is one of the worst power hogs around. Used to read most of the PC mags, and won't anymore, for various reasons. ;-)



:iagree:

finding out the hard way that NAV or SEP as it's now called does not do well stopping malware and scareware infections. Several Trojans have slipped past it, causing me great headaches..
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby WarHawk-AVG » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:40 pm

Also you can block about 95% of more of the garbage that comes into you...by simply adding those sites to your hosts file

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

What this does..even if you do download or hit a site that tries to re-direct you to a buncha garbage...it will end up going to nowhere as it gets re-directed from its valid IP to 127.0.0.1

By the way Spybot S&D does the same thing with a bit different list (when it does its "inoculation")...add them together and see how much less the garbage gets thru...only problem I found is those streaming movies sites that force you to watch the advertisements for their "funding" end up not allowing you to view the movies...small price to pay to shut down almost ALL garbage on the web!

Think of it as a list for your computer to check before it goes out on the web....if the url is in the list...your computer will NOT go to the site...and if a virus/malware/worm gets in and tries to call home and its on the list..guess what...it can't.

Its not 100% full proof..but it allows just another step in defending against stuff "calling home" if it manages to get in.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby QB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:59 pm

I used Norton then Avast and now use Bitdefender Total Security 2013 and really like it.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby baldeagle » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:47 pm

Try Immunet. It's free. You can buy the plus if you want a traditional type antivirus program, but the free version gives you better coverage than existing AV programs.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby mojo84 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:12 pm

I use Trend Micro Titanium on all of my computers. Seems to work pretty well. Haven't seen it mentioned yet. Makes me wonder if I am missing something.

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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:47 am

Microsoft Security Essentials (Free) and Malwarebytes (Not Free).

The combination of these two have worked very well for me.
The Free MSE has caught things that other (paid) solutions have missed.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby bmwrdr » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:19 am

Go Linux if you can. You'll save a lots of money and probably gain performance.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby BAW1967 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:05 pm

AVG antivirus and Zone Alarm firewall, no issues at all.


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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby AdamJ1555 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:20 am

I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials a couple of months ago... Excellent performance.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby PBratton » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:59 pm

The very BEST and Bulletproof virus protection out there is to disconnect all the external ports and drives and disconnect the network cable.

Otherwise, it's as mentioned before, Ford vs Chevy.

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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby SkipB » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:59 pm

I use Trend Micro.
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Re: Best Virus Protection / Firewall software

Postby eetheredge » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:57 am

I have been in IT for over 20 years and this is a continual debate. I do not recommend one over another because the biggest determining factor for most users is "What requires the least amount of babysitting on my part?" My answer is to try at least three different ones. NOT at the same time, but pick out three and try each one for about 30 days. Most of them offer a trial and that will you an opportunity to get it installed, configured, and then you can determine your own set of pros and cons. Do this for three and if you are still not satisfied, then choose another. At least during these "trial" periods, your system will be somewhat protected and you haven't spent any money yet. Then when you have selected one you like and don't mind having, then buy it. One year only because you will need to re-evaluate at least yearly, but then if you are happy with it and nothing major has happened, then renew.

Kind of like buying a vehicle; you're not married to it and there are plenty of other choices if you become unhappy with it.


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