Best Free Firewall and Anti Virus + Spyware + Add

  AbodeMilano 12:30 29 May 2004

Now I have my broadband I have become a bit more aware of security. Is Zone Alarm the best free Firewall? I would also like a program that detects and removes ad/spyware, although surely the firewall would block this. I decided to format my pc as on my process bar on XP there were alot of things which I didn't think should be there and my zone alarm was blocking a program called aserv2 which was using multiple ip address and I had to click on no about 20 times to stop it.

  Molded 12:51 29 May 2004

Before using ZoneAlarm Pro and AVG Pro I used the free versions of both and will recommend them.

Spyware! I use AdAware.

Pop-ups! The new Google toolbar as well as being a usefull add-on has an excellent pop-up blocker built in.

  MartinT-B 12:56 29 May 2004

don't forget Spybot click here

  VoG II 12:57 29 May 2004

And Spywareblaster click here

  rawprawn 13:20 29 May 2004

Don't forget an antivirus click here is the one I like best

  spuds 14:55 29 May 2004

A selection of good and usually recommended Anti-virus,Firewalls,Spyware & Pop-up Stoppers available here click here

  GaT7 15:56 29 May 2004

You may be interested in these Firewall Group tests/reviews:

Free: click here

Paid for - some are FREE (& you can try before you buy with most): click here, click here= & click here.

SpywareBlaster is highly recommended as it blocks most scum (ad/spyware, hijackers, etc) from entering your PC in the first place as you surf. Remember to scan & check for UPDATES for all the programs suggested by everyone.

As you're on B'band you should be safe from rogue diallers. But to be safe disconnect the dialup modem cable & connect it only when you use dialup.

I use Norton Internet security which is a firewall+antivirus program which I've found excellent. [You can buy this at a good price from click here or eBay - click here.] HTH & good luck, G

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