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Best internet security?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Markyboyt, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Markyboyt

    Markyboyt Kilobyte Poster

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    Can anybody recommend a good internet security package?

    At the minute Im running norton 2008 on my xp machine, but my mums has expired and my friend also needs some on his laptop, both are vista machines.
    Looking on PC World they have Panda, then for a few extra pounds kaspersky, then a few more pounds for norton and McAfee. personally i have only ever used norton and find that leaving it to its own devices it seems to slow everything down so I switch auto live update off and do it myself and then its not too bad.

    Any recommendations out of those or are the cheaper/free versions better?
     
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  2. billyr

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    AVG for anti-virus and Comodo or Zone Alarm for firewall. All free for personal use and haven't let me down yet.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    NOD32 8)
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    If you want an Industry reconisde pay for package get NOD32 if you want a free one and can configure firewalls or know what things mean get comodo.
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    I've always used McAfee's AV (none of the 'home' packages with the bolt on **** - just the enterprise client - currently running 8.5 with ePO)

    I Don't use a software firewall - unless you count ISA - my hardware firewalls keep everything out.

    TBH, if you have a decent NAT router (i.e. WRT54G running third party firmware), steer clear of pr0n and browse safely (use IE7 upwards or Firefox, remember to kill using the taskbar when you get a malware popup etc) you can pretty much get away without a software firewall.

    If you cant get hold of an enterprise version of McAfee, I'd go for AVG - its free and not as intrusive as any of the bloatware products.
     
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  7. Mathematix

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    How many times has this been answered in other threads? :blink
     
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    Yep a few times, but as we know, things often change over time hey :)
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    Zeb - are you crazzzy man! steer away from pr0n!
     
  10. Markyboyt

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    Does NOD32 do security or just anti virus?
    I see that Eset do a smart security which includes NOD32 but is £40, does anybody have experience of using this? if so does it justify £10 more than norton?

    Anything that asks what to do in a situation will be no good on my mums computer, any windows that pop up during bingo require me to be summoned to verify them and decide the action :lol:
     
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  11. Sparky
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    The majority of customers I support use NOD32 but some are still using McAfee, Sophos or Norton.

    If you go for Norton expect to have to splash out on a RAM upgrade as well as it hogs resources and is far too intrusive for a home user. NOD32 is light on system resources and generally only prompts the user to do something when there is a major problem.

    Why not download the trial and see if you like it? Worth noting you can get an additional license for £10.

    As Zeb has said if you are using the laptop behind a decent hardware firewall then you might just want to purchase AV and not a full internet security package.
     
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  12. disarm

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    Just get a decent A/V (again, not Norton) and use a bit of common sense.
     
  13. Jimbooo

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    You've already seen other people say AVG and I might as well say it too..

    Not had a virus affect me in 3 years! AVG Free 8.0 consumes little resources, is free, no annoying popups and does the job with the minimum of fuss.
     
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  14. Ence

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    Is it a good thing to post what you use security? :aaah

    I hear Avast is good plus it's free
     
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    Unplug all the cables and install a faraday cage?
     
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