Want to upgrade security and looking for help

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Universal344
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Want to upgrade security and looking for help

Post by Universal344 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:20 pm

I want to make myself more secure than I currently am. At this point I think I'm going to use Comodo for firewall, adaware for antispyware, but I don't know what to use for antivirus. Currently I have AVG8 Free, but I have heard it isn't very good and it includes antispyware and that might conflict with adaware. I would appreciate any help with finding a new (and free) antivirus program to use. Also, if you think that my choice for firewall or antispyware is bad I would appreciate advice on that too. If you can please refrain from saying that some antivirus program is "the best" and if you can please provide support for your answer. Thanks!

YoKenny
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Want to upgrade security and looking for help

Post by YoKenny » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:46 pm

Please read my review of MBAM:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=17348

I use both Avast! and Avira AntiVir anti virus on two separate systems.

I do not use a software firewall as I have a DSL connection that includes a built in hardware firewall.

I use both Windows Defender updated daily and WinPatrol PLUS.

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Luis9955
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Try this combination

Post by Luis9955 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:09 am

Try using
Avira AntiVir + Spybot Search & Destroy
Of course you could use Kaspersky for antivirus and adaware for ultimate security.

Indyroo
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Avast

Post by Indyroo » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:03 pm

I personally use Avast! as my AV program and I love it.

Not intrusive, Real Time virus protection, very few false positives, it is lightweight and it's free!

This is just my opinion though. :)

wehaveitall
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If you want basic free

Post by wehaveitall » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:55 pm

If you want basic free antivirus, get either pctools: antivirus free edition, (i haven't personally tried that but I have tried their spyware doctor and it is great)

If you aren't worried about cost and want more advanced options, bullguard is another great antivirus/antispyware that doesn't conflict with adaware. It also has a built in spamfilter, backup system, 24/7 support, and a firewall. You would have to turn off either your other firewall, or the bullguard firewall however as you cant have two.

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