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So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby walshie » July 29th, 2008, 5:08 pm

Hi,
I've just changed to Vista Home Premium with a new machine.
I was using AVG for anti-virus and Zonealarm as a firewall (your recommendation last time!)
Can you please tell me what you'd recommend for use with Vista for best protection?
Thanks again for your help!
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Re: So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby NonSuch » July 30th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Hi, walshie. :)

I am moving your topic to the General Discussions room as that is a more appropriate area for your question.

I'm sure you'll get lots of input.
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Re: So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby turtledove » July 30th, 2008, 9:18 pm

Hello walshie,

AntiVir is a good Anti Virus, they also have a suite that includes firewall. Here is some information:
http://www.free-av.com/en/products/index.html
Hope that helps.

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Re: So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby Axephilic » July 31st, 2008, 2:28 am

If you are willing to pay, then I would recommend using the AntiVir suite as turtledove said. :) I recommend downloading the demo first to see how you like the feel of it and how it will run with your system.

If you are looking for free, then I recommend the following:


Hope this helps.

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Re: So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby GGiTzKevin » August 1st, 2008, 8:51 pm

For free security software, I'd use Avira Antivir, WinPatrol, a HOSTS file, SpywareBlaster, ZoneAlarm (Comodo if you're more advanced at the computer), and MBAM as a backup malware scanner.
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Re: So, what firewall for Vista?

Unread postby NonSuch » August 1st, 2008, 10:31 pm

One word of caution... Of late, I have seen a number of Vista systems that were blocked from internet access by third-party firewalls and/or overzealous security suites. I saw three of these just yesterday. Don't overdo.
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