BEST (free if possible) AV, Anti-Spy, FireWall?

  Sparrowhawk 18:55 23 Sep 2004
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Hello,
I use Windows 2000 PRO.
As Microsoft tells today it won't increase security of Internet Explorer on all platforms other than XP SP2 as much as it will do for XP SP2, I have 3 solutions:

- Upgrade to Windows XP SP2, which I want to avoid
- Stay with Windows 2000 and still rely on it for most of security
- Stay with Windows 2000 and add Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Fire Wall



BEST (free if possible) AV, Anti-Spy, FireWall?



BEST FREE Anti-Virus:
AntiVir Personal Edition
click here

BEST FREE Fire Wall:
Sygate Personal Firewall
click here
or
Zone Alarm
click here

BEST FREE Anti-Spyware:
Ad-Aware
click here
or
PEST PATROL
click here


I have also been told that the most common packages (McCaffee, Norton) are the worst.



ANY FEEDBACK MUCH APPRECIATED. CHEERS.

  smokingbeagle² 19:05 23 Sep 2004

it fails.
Some people will swear by going "commando" until their PCs get infected. Best for your needs depends.There is no absolute BEST.

  Sparrowhawk 19:09 23 Sep 2004

So these (above) are the BEST applications that are FREE and FOR MY OWN NEEDS and IN MY OWN OPINION.

  Sparrowhawk 19:21 23 Sep 2004

BEST FREE Fire Wall:
Sygate Personal Firewall
or Kerio
click here
or
Zone Alarm

  961 19:27 23 Sep 2004

Best free firewall Zone Alarm. If you don't like it use Sygate

Best free antivirus for persoanl use Avast. If you don't like it use AVG

I've used all 4 for several years. They haven't let me down

I find both Norton and MacAfee tend to slow my computer and produce difficulties keeping up to date besides tending to argue with other programmes. On my computer anyway

  spuds 00:18 24 Sep 2004

You might find some 'BEST FREE's' on this site click here

  Diodorus Siculus 08:13 24 Sep 2004

click here for what has been voted the "best of the best freeware".

  Sparrowhawk 09:48 24 Sep 2004

I did install AntiVir Personal Edition free-av.com and it's good.

  Sparrowhawk 09:49 24 Sep 2004

I did install Ad-Aware www. lavasoft.de/support/download/ and it's superb.

  Sparrowhawk 09:53 24 Sep 2004

Diodorus, thanks for very useful site
www. pricelessware.org/thelist/index.htm

  Sparrowhawk 15:56 27 Sep 2004

I did install http:// smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm and it's good.

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