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pc and internet security issues

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by eternalangel, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. eternalangel

    eternalangel Banned

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    hi all, its raining not cool,

    any way can any of you direct me to a good free internet firewall,spam,security porgram like norton but better?

    cheers buddys
     
  2. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Steer clear of norton, go for something like:

    www.zonealarm.com
    www.comodo.com for firewalls.

    For anti-virus:

    http://free.firesoft.com

    You can already block spam through a firewall. But to get rid of spyware like cookies from tracking a sites you could use:

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    You are likely looking at several solutions to be honest. With Freeware its highly unlikely to find a (good) single solution.

    For AV I and most people here will recommend AVG.
    Firewall most people would tend to recommend ZoneAlarm, Although I personally dont rate it too highly.
    Spam, I have no idea im afraid. Sure someone else will have a suggestion though.
     
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  4. newkoba

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    just my .02 but i personally prefer avast av over avg. still free just i've found it to be ever so slightly more reliable.
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    We set a mate of mine up with Avast a few years back. Apart from the (as I recall) dodgy sound effects on occassion, I think he found that it was fairly reliable. Personally I've never used it, and I've found AVG to be fine, but hes certainly never complained about Avast.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    I use comodo as my firewall

    Anti vir as my virus software

    Spybot search & Destroy and Adaware as spyware removers.

    All of them are free :D
     
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  7. eternalangel

    eternalangel Banned

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    cheers , again v usefull
     

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