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Discussion in 'General Security' started by Robert the Bruce, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

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  1. Robert the Bruce

    Robert the Bruce Thread Starter

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    Can anyone recommend a good but free Internet Security System ? One which has anti-virus as well as Firewall and anything else you can think of, that would be a bonus.
    I'm sick of the constant issues I'm having with Comodo which I thought was good until a recent update and it's never been the same since.
    So, anything except Comodo.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. DaveA

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    On our Windows 7, 8 and 10 machines we are using the built in Defender or the MSE and the firewall that is part of Windows.
     
  4. Robert the Bruce

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    Sorry, forgot to mention, I'm still using Windows XP Home.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    In that case look into Panda or Webroot SecureAnywhere. Both are cloud based and need an internet connection to do scans, the good thing is they are always up to date because all the signatures are stored in the cloud.
     
  6. Johnny-be-Good

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    I'd suggest using Sandboxie in addition to the rest of your security, Rob.
    A layered approach tends to stop more than single solutions.
    Add to that, MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware if they still support XP..

    Don't forget the recently released MS update to protect against some of the recent ransomeware.
     
  7. Robert the Bruce

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    Isn't Panda Anti-Virus only, i.e. no Firewall ?
     
  8. Robert the Bruce

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    I already have SuperAntiSpyware. I used to have MBAM but got rid of it because every time I tried a scan it would just freeze.
     
  9. lunarlander

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    Yes, Panda is only a antivirus. I believe in choosing best of breed and doing mix and match of products. For firewall I use Zone Alarm.
     
  10. Robert the Bruce

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    OK, so you recommend Panda for Anti-Virus and Zone Alarm for Firewall. Anything else ? And do both work with Windows XP Home ?
     
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    One problem is there are very few programs that are support Windows XP.
    Good luck in finding something that will be around for a while.
     
  12. lunarlander

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    Both Panda and Zone Alarm support XP.

    I also use Sandboxie, which protects against attacks to the browser, which is the most common attack. That's because we use our browser to get on the internet, going through the firewall and NAT router; so an attack on the browser gets all the way through our defences. Sandboxie places a wall between the browser and the rest of Windows. And nothing that attacks the browser can break that wall/sandbox. It is here: https://www.sandboxie.com They down play the fact that a free version is available, just click to download it.
     
  13. Robert the Bruce

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    Thanks, so I should download and install all three ?
     
  14. lunarlander

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    Yes, install all 3.
     
  15. Robert the Bruce

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    OK thanks for your help.
     
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