What is the best online (virus) protection?
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Having had Norton Internet security for a while now, my subscription expired so I decided to try something new...

I now have Panda Titanium anti virus software with a Zone Alarm Pro firewall... and whilst I can't currently comment on the firewall, I can say that Panda found EIGHT virii on my computer that Norton didn't!!


So... I'm just wondering what you all feel to be the best internet security combination... and, why?
 
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I use Norton at home and on 20 computers at work. Very pleased. Never had a virus get through.

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I use Norton Antivirus 2002, and it's caught the 2-3 viruses i've received through e-mails.
 
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I have used Norton for a year now and mcAfee before that. Neither has allowed a virus to get through. I have had Zone Alarm for a couple of years and have been pleased.
 
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I've used Norton and Zone Alarm for years. Have recently discovered AVG antivirus software (http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm) and Kerio personal firewall (http://www.kerio.com/parser/mainpage.php?id=204&lg=1)

Both products are free for personal use. AVG will always remain free for people in the US because of liscensing agreements. Both are updated regularly.

Here's a link to a review site of firewall products
http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm

Installed Zone Alarm several years ago... was quite a revelation... didn't realize how many folks were actively trying to get to the PCs at work before we installed it. Unfortunately, it can be a bit tempermental when you update the software to a newer version.

Another recommendation: Lavasoft's Ad Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Clipped from their site:
"Ad-aware is a small and easy to use program that will scan your system for known advertising systems, and lets you remove them safley from your system.
During the process Ad-aware scans your memory, registry and file system for known modules.
If a related module is found in memory, it means the spyware was active until Ad-aware detected and unloaded the particular module.
F.e. If TSADBOT.EXE is found in your memory, it means that Timesink is not only installed, but also active."

When I ran it on my home PC, found several spyware programs that had set up shop... they had been happily sending out information to their owners without my knowing about it.

Good luck!
Bruce
 
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I second the use of ad-aware. It can potentially speed your internet connection up by a whole lot.. it is worth getting if you install a lot of software from the internet.


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Quote:

Originally posted by BDA_ABAT
I've used Norton and Zone Alarm for years. Have recently discovered AVG antivirus software (http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm) and Kerio personal firewall (http://www.kerio.com/parser/mainpage.php?id=204&lg=1)

Both products are free for personal use. AVG will always remain free for people in the US because of liscensing agreements. Both are updated regularly.

Here's a link to a review site of firewall products
http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm

Installed Zone Alarm several years ago... was quite a revelation... didn't realize how many folks were actively trying to get to the PCs at work before we installed it. Unfortunately, it can be a bit tempermental when you update the software to a newer version.

Another recommendation: Lavasoft's Ad Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Clipped from their site:
"Ad-aware is a small and easy to use program that will scan your system for known advertising systems, and lets you remove them safley from your system.
During the process Ad-aware scans your memory, registry and file system for known modules.
If a related module is found in memory, it means the spyware was active until Ad-aware detected and unloaded the particular module.
F.e. If TSADBOT.EXE is found in your memory, it means that Timesink is not only installed, but also active."

When I ran it on my home PC, found several spyware programs that had set up shop... they had been happily sending out information to their owners without my knowing about it.

Good luck!
Bruce



Thanks for the links!
 
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