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Default 10-02-2009, 11:22 | posts: 3,746 | Location: Denmark

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What most people don't realise is that they probably ARE already running a firewall, and a very strong one.. It's called a router.
So you got a CISCO router?
Most home routers don't have much to offer concerning hardware firewall.
You will find that most products aimed for the home marked still don't include essentials like DDoS/DoS Attack Protection, Packet Inspection and so on.
As for the smart people saying that they know what to click and trust their Windows Firewall, you don't even need the user to interact to get into their system.
http://www.matousec.com/projects/pro...ge/results.php
96% of all leak-tests penetrated the Windows Firewall.

@r0llinlacs
Your statement "idiots + computers = don't mix" makes you the greatest idiot, since you are ignoring factors that you obviously don't have a clue about.
   
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Default Somewhat Paranoid Stoner... - 02-01-2011, 19:49 | posts: 1,286 | Location: United Kingdom

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what is the best of the best for malicious AV & AS protection.
   
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Default 02-01-2011, 19:50 | posts: 5,330 | Location: England

common sense is the biggest form of protection.
   
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Default 03-04-2011, 06:56 | posts: 678 | Location: Randolph NY USA

Anyone who say's they don't run av cause it's a resource hog or it slows down their rig needs to upgrade from thier single core lol...

I have ran without av, WHEN I WAS FORMATING!!! A firewall and av doesn't slow down your average computer. Sure maybe your moms 5yr old laptop runnin vista with 1g ddr400...
   
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Default 09-10-2011, 04:39 | posts: 55

so since the list in the first page is outdated...which AV are the good ones currently? i've been using kaspersky.. somehow I just don't believe the top 10, top AV list at certain websites so that is why i'm asking here? you can say what attracted you to use em too

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Default 06-30-2012, 00:27 | posts: 1,286 | Location: United Kingdom

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common sense is the biggest form of protection.
Agree...
   
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Default 07-06-2012, 21:22 | posts: 107

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so since the list in the first page is outdated...which AV are the good ones currently?
MSE is the BEST and it's FREE!
combo it Malware Bytes Anti Malware and you are set to go.
   
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Default 07-06-2012, 23:36 | posts: 4,285 | Location: Cheshire, England

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so since the list in the first page is outdated...which AV are the good ones currently? i've been using kaspersky.. somehow I just don't believe the top 10, top AV list at certain websites so that is why i'm asking here? you can say what attracted you to use em too

Thanks!
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/co...detection-test Make your own mind up from here
   
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Default 04-07-2013, 19:14 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

This thread is a bit outdated....


BitDefender free solutions...
BitDefender Free AntiVirus
Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner
BitDefender USB Immunizer
BitDefender Safego
BitDefender TrafficLight

Avast
Avast AntiVirus

Avira
Avira AntiVirus

AVG
AVG AntiVirus

Comodo
Comodo Antivirus
Comodo Firewall
Comodo Internet Security


   
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Default 07-11-2014, 19:53 | posts: 36

I use Norton Internet Security. Is that good?
   
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Default 07-11-2014, 23:56 | posts: 7,459 | Location: USA

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I use Norton Internet Security. Is that good?
Dont know did norton stop being huge resource hog, And bitch and half to get rid of?


I been using Avast for last 5 years it not let me down, as far as virus protection goes.
   
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Default 07-12-2014, 01:34 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

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Dont know did norton stop being huge resource hog, And bitch and half to get rid of?


I been using Avast for last 5 years it not let me down, as far as virus protection goes.
Norton hasn't been a "huge resource hog" since 2007. With their 2008 product launch, they reduced resource usage dramatically. They also improved product effectiveness, detection and removal greatly as well. They even managed to compete with Avira for #1 for a few years until BitDefender and Kaspersky took over the top spots 2-3 years ago.

As far as their current performance, they're a bit overpriced (and overrated again). McAfee has actually caught back up to Norton in regards to prevention and removal but surpassed them in regards to detection. McAfee was rated one of the worst antivirus products on the market just a few years ago. Now McAfee is up there with the likes of Avast and Panda. Only thing stopping them from competing with Kaspersky, BitDefender and TrendMicro is a higher FP rate (comparable to Panda) and their high system impact.

Symantec chose to focus their efforts on prevention and is putting little effort into file detection and removal these days, which is very bad for antivirus that relies heavily on a signature file. Removal and File Detection are just as important as infection prevention and any company that believes otherwise isn't one you really want to buy antivirus software from.

Norton is comparable to Kaspersky for removal. Basically, either use their removal tool or format and reload everything. Still not as bad as McAfee's current products for removal. To fully remove McAfee products, a format and reload is necessary. Neither the built in uninstaller nor McAfee's own uninstall utility is capable of removing all bits of McAfee. BitDefender has the best uninstaller.....still.... Next best would be Panda Cloud. Both remove all the "important" bits.



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Default 12-20-2015, 12:09 | posts: 2,753 | Location: M.K. England.

So what is the best free antivirus now? And is it worth using it with windows firewall?
   
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Default 03-19-2016, 14:21 | posts: 2 | Location: North Dakota

Typically ill run this on new computers

Avast or Bitdefender
Malwarebytes
ADW- Only as a secondary to malwarebytes
Windows Firewall - Rules setup manually

This is a very lightweight setup, resources do not get used near as much as they used to in the past.. remember its 2016 not 2001

But truly
If there is anything you can tell people, your friends, clients, business partners...
its common sense.
This gets looked at soo much but nobody actually practices it...

But that set up is a very widely used set up of basic home user straight forward software that will not let you down...
   
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Default 03-20-2016, 14:57 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

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So what is the best free antivirus now? And is it worth using it with windows firewall?
It depends on what your definition of "the best" is.

BitDefender Free is the most resource friendly but lacks a LOT of "features".
Avast is the most feature rich but is quite resource heavy.
Panda is also quite decent, but it's reliance on internet connectivity can cause some issues. It also has a higher false positive rate than Avast or Bitdefender.

Their overall effectiveness at detecting and preventing infections is about equal but Avast has an advantage when it comes to removal due to the fact that it's a full fledged antivirus with all the same settings and configuration options as the paid version and doesn't rely on an internet connection to do it's job.

Personally, if looking strictly for a "free" solution, I'd opt for Avast.



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