best internet security suite out there

  pookie 21:48 29 Dec 2005
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hi guys

i currently use zonealarm firewall free, avg anti virus free, spybot and adaware - free. having read various reviews whilst free versons are good they don't always hold up, and detect as well, as paid for versions. which, in your experience, do you think is the best all in one security package having firewall, anti virus and spyware detection - which regular updates eg something like mcafee security or norton or how about zonealarm internet security (all paid versions)? for info it's for one pc as home computer. ideally not spending more than say £50 and ideally not something were license has to be paid for each year for continued usage.

many thanks

P

  Belatucadrus 22:42 29 Dec 2005

click here for a little light reading, though I don't like all in one suites and have never had any problems with the free AV packages, either InoculateIT, AVG or avast! and can't agree that a paid for package is better than the free versions. The free ones are variants of fully fledged commercial packages only with a few bits pruned off. So while some like NOD32 may be faster the fact that they're free isn't an issue. Indeed many of the pay for packages are markedly inferior.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:45 29 Dec 2005

zonealarm firewall free, avg anti virus free, spybot and adaware

Add Ewido click here and you have the best there is.

Of course the paid for ones are going to tell you they are better, they want your money.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:47 29 Dec 2005

What you have, combined with common sense, is all that you need. Just be careful what you are doing and where you surf and you will be ok.

  pookie 11:08 30 Dec 2005

cheers guys

  Forum Editor 11:21 30 Dec 2005

on a group of car enthusiasts and you'll be certain to hear spirited defences of various manufacturers and or models - each person finding positive points in favour of his/her particular favourites, and probably pointing to 'independent' surveys which back those opinions up.

So it is with anti-virus/security software. It has always been thus, and always will be.The truth is that any of the better-known protectors will probably make a perfectly good job of it, at least as far as the average home-use machine is concerned.

"What you have, combined with common sense, is all that you need. Just be careful what you are doing and where you surf and you will be ok."

is the best advice you could get - I recommend that you follow it.

  SB23 14:31 30 Dec 2005

I think for me the most important thing to think about when you buy something to protect your pc is how much are they gonna want when the free subscription runs out.
I used quite a few of the paid for,the last one was Mcafee Internet Suite,and it was very,very good,but I came unstuck when the subscription was running out.I simply didn't have the money to renew.
As recommended by a few of the forum members,I now run Avast,with ZA,and I've had no problems at all.

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