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where do i get the best anti virus AND firewall

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Highgeneral, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    Ok i need to know the best anti virus. I want one with firewall,and the ability to do virus and spyware scans. If you know a good anti virus do you know if you can pay be check or money order or cold hard cash?
     
  2. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    Check out www.symantec.com
    They are the makers of Norton Anti Virus and they make firewalls. As for spyware, you can download free spyware scanning programs like adaware and spybot.
     
  3. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Are there any free virus scanners and firewall software that people would recommend?
     
  4. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    If you're running windows xp then you can use the firewall that comes with xp.
    symantec.com also has a free virus scanner if look for it.
     
  5. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Okay, I've always wondered how useful the windows firewall is and whether it would be worthwhile to get a different firewall.
     
  6. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    Go here
    and do the security scan, once with the firewall on, once with it off and see if it makes a difference.
     
  7. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I don't know how good it is, but it's supposed to get better with SP2, whenever that comes out.

    AVG is a good freeware virus scanner. Avast! is supposed to be pretty good. Both can be found at www.snapfiles.com. Zonealarm isn't that bad. I'm sure there are others out there too. Snapfiles should have some info on it.
     
  8. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Suprisingly I got all ticks with the firewall on, windows can at least get some stuff reasonably correct :)
     
  9. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    How exactly do I tunr the windows firewal on. NOt that it will be on for long if it decides that AOL is the enemy and denies a connection. Then again.... :hmm:
     
  10. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    The Windows firewall is only in windows xp, do you have xp?
     
  11. FireBall

    FireBall Friendly Ball of Fire

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    For Virus Scanners I would reccomend, whole-heartedly, AVG, the free version can be found here or by going through GriSoft

    As for free firewalls, the free version of ZoneAlarm is very good... It can be found here or by going through ZoneLabs

    Now, just in case, Spyware scanners... I personally use and love SpyBot, Search and Destroy... It can be downloaded for free from here or by going through Safer Networking Also, the new version of Spybot comes with a Clean Erase Utility.

    Another popular choice is AdAware, and it can be dowloaded for free from here or by going through LavaSoft
     
  12. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Yeah .
     
  13. FireBall

    FireBall Friendly Ball of Fire

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    There's a walkthrough here If you need any more help, I can help walk you through it as well...
     
  14. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Apperently I can't do it as every time I click on properties nothing happens :hmm:
     
  15. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    Ok then when ur on the desktop go into my network places. Then on the left click on view network connections. Then click on the icon that represents your internet connection, once you've clicked on it go to the left again and click on change the settings of this connection. A window will pop up, click on the advanced tab. Put a check where it says "protect my computer by limiting or preventing access from the internet" after that hit ok and your all set ;)
     
  16. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    Oddly enough it also says that I it is not connected. :confused: Even through I clearly am online.
     
  17. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    Is it the only connection you have? or are there others?
     
  18. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    I threre are two. But since I use AOL thats the connection I need.
     
  19. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    I'm stumped as to why it's not working :confused: oh well.
     
  20. Dell19

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    I already have Spybot and Adaware installed. I was just wondering whether it would be worthwhile getting an alternative firewall and what Anti virus software that I should get incase Norton stops updating...
     

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