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SuAside 11th January 2007 16:16

Free AV & FW
 
hey guys,

with my new rig i've been thinking of giving some new software a shot.

which (preferably free) antivirus and firewall do you use and how happy are you about it?

i've been using AVG and Zonealarm, and while they do work well enough, i got the feeling there has to be better stuff floating around out there. ;)

thanks for the input ;)

wutske 11th January 2007 16:27

I've been using Avast for a long time and I'm very happy about it, it very reliable and they have daily updates.
For firewall I'm using Sygate Personal Firewall, it's old, it's discontinued (it's now integrated in the Norton Internet Security Toilet Paper Pack) but it works so good. I'm not using it for outside -> inside protection, but rather inside -> outside protect (like blokking wmp when it want to contact M$).

jmke 11th January 2007 16:46

I'm using http://www.kaspersky.nl/ AV, no Firewall software, got a router which does enough filtering;

Disable the AV most of the time though, don't think [M] site is very virus ridden and don't download random software from the web :)

wutske 11th January 2007 18:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmke (Post 138110)
I'm using http://www.kaspersky.nl/ AV, no Firewall software, got a router which does enough filtering;

Disable the AV most of the time though, don't think [M] site is very virus ridden and don't download random software from the web :)

What about mails then ?

jmke 11th January 2007 19:04

mails run through 2 remote viruschecks, 1 in about 1000 mails that gets through has virus; and Thunderbird catches it early, marking it spam before I even get a chance to see it.

I get about ~2000 mails a day, most of which are spam of course... :/

SuAside 11th January 2007 22:29

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Originally Posted by jmke (Post 138143)
I get about ~2000 mails a day, most of which are spam of course... :/

luckily for you ;)

Massman 14th January 2007 19:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmke (Post 138143)
I get about ~2000 mails a day, most of which are spam of course... :/

That's a lot, even with spam

piotke 14th January 2007 20:51

Not bad Jmke, at the moment I'm having ~500 a day. 300 spam directly halted at provider (priorweb). 200 come trough of wich 50 are spam, 100 are forum mails/other wanted subscriptions en 50 are real mails :)


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