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ZoneAlarm Pro vs. Mcafee internet security suite 6

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by thenewguy123, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. thenewguy123

    thenewguy123 Thread Starter

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    Which is a better firewall?

    and is the spyware thing for mcafee any good?
     
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    The best firewall that i can reccomend is a broadband router. In terms of software, I think that the Windows XP firewall (service pack 2), is sufficient. In terms of Mcafee, i heard good things about it but never used it myself so i cannot recommend it. I personally just use Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware.
     
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    Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware are not firewalls.

    Zone Alarm Pro is great and one of the best. But having a software firewall with a router acting as a hardware firwall makes it even better. Best to have both.

    See LeakTest http://grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm and read the pages that are in the links at the bottom of the page.

    Your see that McAfee Firewallv 2.15+ or later is good here. http://grc.com/lt/scoreboard.htm

    Zone Alarm has never leaked.
     
  4. thenewguy123

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    in my XP mag there were 21 categories for comparing best PC security Features some categories included: adware detection, IM scanning, Script Scanning etc.

    1rst place- McAfee Internet Security Suite had the most checked off at 19
    2nd place- Panda Platinum Internet Security with 18
    3rd place- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security with 17

    ZoneLabs was not in the chart but however did get a review.
    (this was for ZoneAlarm Security Suite)
    it got 4 stars out of 5
    Pros- Robust and feature Rich; very intuitive.
    Cons- Antiviris does not work with other antivirus apps; alerts can be annoying.

    Do you know much about the antivirus that ZoneAlarm has to offer?
     
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