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Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 16th, 2008, 7:21 pm

I just want some recommendations for an antivirus and an antispyware (based on detection rates) and a firewall. It doesn't matter if it's free or paid :)

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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » July 16th, 2008, 9:03 pm

I think the best free AV (in terms on detection) is Avira.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby wolfe777 » July 16th, 2008, 9:39 pm

i think kaspersky is the best at detecting malware

i forgot were i read but kaspersky has the best ranking for finding malware
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 16th, 2008, 9:57 pm

Okay, so Kaspersky and Avira. What about antispyware and a firewall?
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby wolfe777 » July 16th, 2008, 10:19 pm

Ad-Aware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Spybot-S&D

these all do a very good job dealing with spyware

firewall

not sure
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 16th, 2008, 10:35 pm

Sorry I didnt clear it up, but I meant an antispyware with real-time protection :)
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby Axephilic » July 16th, 2008, 11:04 pm

Ad-Aware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Spybot-S&D


All three of those have real-time protection. Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware are both paid for real-time. Spybot has tea timer which is real-time.

Here is some links that may assist you:

http://personal-firewall-software-revie ... views.com/
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ - Avira isn't on there but it is still highly recommended
http://anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com/

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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby Bio-Hazard » July 17th, 2008, 12:21 am

Hello!

Here are 2 sites i use for Antivirus and Firewall.

These are not purely on detction rates.

Antivirus:
    Paid:
  • Kaspersky
  • Avira
  • NOD32

    Free:
  • Avira
  • Avast

Firewall:
    Paid:
  • Online-Armor

    Free:
  • Online-Armor
  • Comodo

Antispyware:
    Paid:
  • Malwarebytes Antimalware
  • Superantispyware
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 17th, 2008, 12:17 pm

Thanks for the replies :D My Avira Suite just expired yesterday so I needed to change my programs :) . I don't use Ad-Aware because I've heard that it's been dragging behind against the newest malware, etc.

I'll wait until there's a sale before I go buy anything new :lol: (I'm a cheap person, don't like to spend money unless neccessary :P )

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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » July 17th, 2008, 12:24 pm

I wouldn't recommend Ad-Aware.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby Bio-Hazard » July 17th, 2008, 1:43 pm

GGiTzKevin wrote:Thanks for the replies :D My Avira Suite just expired yesterday so I needed to change my programs :) . I don't use Ad-Aware because I've heard that it's been dragging behind against the newest malware, etc.

I'll wait until there's a sale before I go buy anything new :lol: (I'm a cheap person, don't like to spend money unless neccessary :P )

-Kevin


You could easile have set up like:

Online-Armor or Comodo free firewall and Avira as your free antivirus. Then i would add Sandboxie (Free) or Defensewall (paid) into your set up.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby Elrond » July 18th, 2008, 2:57 am

Winpatrol has real time protection and lives well with most everything and is extremely useful for other purposes.
I personally do not recommend AdAware, Spybot, or SuperAntiSpyware for different reasons. I also avoid SpySweeper as it has become too intrusive.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 18th, 2008, 2:40 pm

I haven't installed Ad-Aware since it left the SE version, and Spybot I heard became slower and more bloated. SuperAntispyware, well, I haven't heard any particular excellent review on it.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby turtledove » July 19th, 2008, 12:49 am

What's in my sig has done me well, no issues, no intruders either.
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Re: Computer's Security

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » July 19th, 2008, 4:21 pm

Never tried Online Armor before :D . I'll give it a shot later.
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