IS THERE A REALLY FREE PROTECTION ?

  B.J. 15:31 21 Jan 2009
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Is there a really GOOD and FREE virus and all the rest of it protection download you Guys can recommend please ?
B.J.

  DieSse 15:55 21 Jan 2009

Avast is the only good AV IMO - other free ones tend to have vital bits missing.

Good anti-malware - Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D

Good Firewall - Comodo and Sunbelt.

Comodo free Security Suite looks promising, but is a bit of an unknown quantity as yet (to me).

My view is that paying gets you superior protection, and in terms of paying for a computer and a broadband connection is nothing much to get good protection. I use Eset Security Suite.

  rawprawn 15:58 21 Jan 2009

If you bank online with |Barclays, you can get Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 Free

  ^wave^ 16:15 21 Jan 2009

avg free
comodo firewall

  Marko797 16:20 21 Jan 2009

ditto DieSse. Many seem to have had issues with AVG 8. I use (& would recommend) Avast.

  DippyGirl 16:33 21 Jan 2009

Have a look at this click here by skidzy (lots of good info)
Personally I run Comodo/AVG8 been considering a move to Avast for a while but havent got around to doing anything about it

  B.J. 21:04 26 Jan 2009

Thanks for the tips folks.....looking into it...........B.J.

  wjrt 21:26 26 Jan 2009
  wjrt 21:28 26 Jan 2009
  Muergo 23:45 27 Jan 2009

Comodo is streets ahead of anything else I tried, BUT
I have found it very difficult, nevertheless their very latest version is much more useable and friendly, with guidance notes not on previous editions. Disable ALL other firewalls or you will have trouble.
I have successfully used for many years, Avira Premium (small charge) with A-Squared and keep a check with Secunia PSI. If you like looking at lots of new sites, as I do, then Sandboxie adds to protection, and use a second e-mail address for dodgy sites unless you want lots of viagra and cheap watches sent to you1
My site registers in top 90%'s for penetration by Shields Up and other aggressive testers.

Backup with Acronis or Katie

MUERGO

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