IS WINDOWS FIREWALL ENOUGH

  rotormota 20:53 15 May 2009
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Hi,

I have a new WinVista HomePremium desktop & I'm determined not to load it up with surplus third party software. On that basis is Windows Firewall enough for the job? On my old PC I have used Norton & Webroot to date. Norton is just bloated & Webroot takes an age to load at boot up.

That said I'm open to suggestions of free security suites as there is no anti-virus installed.

Cheers.
J

  tullie 21:01 15 May 2009

You will be ok with the Vista firewall but download an antivirus as a matter of urgency,i would recommend Avast free edition.

  mrwoowoo 21:15 15 May 2009

Agee with tullie.Vista firewall is enough although if you have a router that will have it's own firewall as extra security.
Avast is recommended as the top free anti virus software,so full marks again to tullie.
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Don't forget an anti spyware programme though.
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  birdface 21:47 15 May 2009

If you are with Barclays Bank you get Kaspersky free.
Apart from that the ones that know recommend Avast Anti-Virus.
I would the add .Malwarebytes [free or trial] and A Squared free.

Maybe add WOT for finding bad sites when you are browsing. And Spywareblaster.

That will get you started and I am sure there will be a couple of more things that can be added later.

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