Firewall, Anti-Virus, SpyWare

Discussion in 'General Software' started by cldrane, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. cldrane

    cldrane n00b

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    Hello all,

    I just wanted to get a few opinions. I'm getting ready to build a new system and would like to know which programs you all think are best. I want good firewall, anti-virus, and spyware programs. I plan to run WindowsXP Pro if it makes a difference. Thanks. :)
     
  2. HighwayAssassins

    HighwayAssassins [H]ardness Supreme

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    Norton Firewall is the best from my experience, Norton Systemworks will scan for viruses and keep your shit running smooth and Ad-Aware SE 1.05.
     
  3. t. shuffle

    t. shuffle Limp Gawd

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    Read through this recent thread.

    and Norton Systemworks usually causes more problems than it prevents, from what I have seen.
     
  4. cldrane

    cldrane n00b

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    Thanks for the link to that thread. It was most informative.
     
  5. Tordek

    Tordek [H]ard|Gawd

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    AntiVirus : Antivir
    Firewall : sp2 Firewall
    Spyware : Highjack this!, Adaware se 1.05, Spybot Search & Destroy, CWShredder, BHO Demon, Spyware Blaster, etc...
     
  6. Cheetoz

    Cheetoz [H]ard|Gawd

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    Antivirus: AVG PF
    Firewall: Kerio PF 2.1.5
    Anti-Spyware: Spybot and Ad-Aware SE Personal
     
  7. hulksterjoe

    hulksterjoe older and wiser now

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    One thing to remember ..if you have another running system then make sure you download all the files for your install before and burn them to cd.

    The firewall,antivirus winddows service packs etc and such with the latest updates.. Install these first- before you connect to the internet. you can pick up a worm in just the timeit takes you to log in and download these