Options for notebook security

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  1. quzur

    quzur Active Member

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    I have a new notebook and now need to secure it. I will be using it in public places on public networks. Will irewall software suffice? Has anyone used MCAFEE PERSONAL FIREWALL PLUS 7 2006 ? Any thoughts on this product? I'd like something that wont kill the resources.
     
  2. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I use Avast antivirus, and just the XP firewall as backup since I'm behind a hardware firewall. Avast has been very good to me and free. It got better virus recognition ratings in a 31 product comparo than AVG which everyone here seems to blindly recommend. I wish I still had the link to the test :( I had McAfee 8.0 on my Win2k system and it completly FUBAR'd the RPC system in the computer. I will never use another McAfee product.

    I used Sygate Personal on my Windows 2000 computer and it worked great as well (free). I had Zone Alarm 4.0 before that and it was a bit of a PITA to configure the advanced settings. Once you understood where to go for what it was okay... but it wasn't friendly to the new user. I can't comment on newer verisions.

    I personally try to stay away from the ALL-IN-ONE products as they get their fingers into everything in the system.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    since it is a laptop and by its nature portable, you should encrypt the entire disk.
     
  4. EvilSS

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    For god's sake stay away from Mcafee. I swear they haven't had a product worth shit since the DOS days. I personally use Trend Micro, but Sygate and Zone Alarm are also decent choices.
     
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    thumbprint scanner, file encryption, zonealarm/windows firewall, avg, passworded account, soul of a virgin...
     
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    I like BlackIce. :dunno:
     
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    Better hope the thief doesn't like Gummy-bears :rofl:
     
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    Mmm... Gummi...
     

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