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Discussion in 'General Security' started by .Robo, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. .Robo

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    Is there a package where I can get both an antivirus and firewall? Or do I need to download 2 separate programmes?
     
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  3. scorpionsting

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    well i would recommend you to download them seperately.. would suggest you to go for Avira, really great real time protection.. and also has the best detection rates when compared with all the free antivirus softys..and better than most of the paid ones..and for free firewall go for comodo.. quite annoying when u install it..but later it adjusts according to your needs..it's best free firewall.. read bout how to use it in specific forums..and remember in avira change the settings to delete all infected files ant turn off the quarantine option..
     
  4. .Robo

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    OK, thanks a lot guys :)

    What do you guys think of the Norton Security Scan part of the Google Pack?
     
  5. golferbob

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    i did away with norton items many years ago. i use avg free with comodo firewall.
     
  6. Davec

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    I would not recommend the above. A false positive will remove files that you might need.
     
  7. .Robo

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    Thanks for the info guys. Comodo is a great firewall!
     
  8. scorpionsting

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    Umm ya,but it's kinda annoying to sit and wait for the scan to get over...
     
  9. Davec

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    Quarantining doesn't take any longer than deleting. Superantispyware was detected as a virus for a couple of days not long ago.
     
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    Indeed you should always use quarantine rather than delete. False positives occur every day and you may run into problems if the file is deleted outright. At least you can restore a false positive from quarantine. :)
     
  11. scorpionsting

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    well yep.. will do tht.. will change the settings right away..:)
     
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