Anti Virus, Spyware, Firewall v.New Computer

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  1. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Guys I just built a new computer and I want to protect it the best I can.

    What Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and firewall you recommend?
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Are they da BEST?
     
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    Not sure about AVG, its decent, i used it for ages, and the ISP i used to work for used it(since they were cheap and wanted to be free). I've had no complaints about Spybot, its removed every problem i've ever had with spyware and has a built in "tea-timer" that alerts you when there is a change to the registry.

    If you wanna go buy stuff, i wouldnt go for Norton Internet Security, i've heard too many horror stories about them. Their Anti-Virus is purtty decent. The only reason i use that now is that i got it for free :o
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    [flamesuit]Norton Corporate, XP SP2 Firewall, Miscrosoft AntiSpyware[/flamesuit]

    Have no complaints... Run the same setup on most of the machines at work with no issues.
     
  6. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Get a router as a firewall and disable uPnP (universal Plug N Play) on it. The Windows XP firewall is pretty effective (and well behaved compared to other software firewalls) but software firewalls can be disabled by malware.
     
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    I second those recommendations at work… For home I add the router and prefer AVG over Norton.
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  8. Dementio

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    I use Norton AV & firewall since they're fre to mil, and use Spybot S&D, never had issues
     
  9. Cyrus The Virus

    Cyrus The Virus Sha-Sha-Sha-Shiba

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    I just put in a new HD in yesterday and went to get AGV and I don't think its free any more. I got it free for the past couple years, but now they have launched 7.1 with a bunch a different versions and the most you can get for free is 30 days :wtc:

    So no more free AGV, whats the next best one?
     
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    I got a Lynksys router...Ill use that as a firewall? No software?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    The free version is at http://free.grisoft.com. They redesigned their site a while ago and made it hard to find from the front page but its still there.
     
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    Cyrus The Virus Sha-Sha-Sha-Shiba

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    thanks yuns :bigthumb:
     
  13. carpet muncher

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    Antivirus: Avast
    Antispyware: MS Antispyware
    Firewall: I'm trying out a firewall that came w/ my motherboard - Nvidia Firewall. Supposedly it's chip-based. Works good so far, but I don't think they have a strictly software version.
     
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    anti virus: nod32 atw, most light on system resources.
    spyware: mircro.s a/s
    firewall: hardware firewall, no software
     
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    ditto here

    At home I would add Spyblaster / Spysweeper etc... A couple Spware removals are always good to have.
     
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    I've seen nod32 mentioned a lot lately...I'm gonna have to give it a shot
     
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    nod32, zonealarm pro, spybot, adaware, msft beta, crapcleaner, nat router

    the only thing that any of them have detected that was more than minor cookies was cain and able, zonealarm's scanner was the only one that caught that, and it something ive installed intentionally
     
  18. CyberBullets

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    ummm, you still haven't fixed the problem, ITS A WINDOWS BOX.

    to remove the spyware, install your fav distor of linux :) ktkxbye
     
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    Is a software firewall really neeeded if you've got a NAT router?
    I don't use a s/w one but I see people here do, in conjunction with a hardware f/w
     
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    http://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm#3

    i know gibson gets alot of shit about not being a legitimate security guy, but theres still good info in there. essentially, the software firewall prevents things from getting out that are already in. the nat firewall prevents unrequested packets getting in
     
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    cheers for the link
    I listen to his secruity podcasts, and while he defo. knows his stuff, he seems a little bit over paranoid.
     

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