Which Antivirus ?

  SB23 14:57 03 Dec 2005

I know that this subject has been done alot before,but I am at a complete loss as to what to do.I have just had an email to say that my current security suite's subs finish in 45 days time,and that after that date I will no longer have any protection.All said and done,I have decided that I am not paying anymore for protection,as I know that there are some very good free programs,and that these are not such a huge drain on my system,but I really do not know which one to go for.I would also need a anti spam program as the one that came bundled with my current protection never worked with Aol.If anyone has any other ideas about protection,feel free to tell....SB23

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:10 03 Dec 2005

Anti Virus :-
Antivir click here
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
MSoftAntispy Beta click here
Ewido click here

Firewalls :-
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here

Temporary File Cleaners:-
Crap Cleaner click here
CleanUp! click here
Empty temp folders click here
4DISKCLEAN click here

REmeber only 1 fireall, 1 antivirus and as much antispy as you wish.

Recommend a good combition :

Antivirus.....Avast or AVG

Firewall......Zone Alarm or Sygate

Antispyware....Msantispy + syware blaster + Adaware

  SB23 15:19 03 Dec 2005

I assume that your combination serves you well?
I use Aol,do they work with this Isp,coz some antispams don't for reasons I don't understand.

  rdave13 17:57 03 Dec 2005

I'd go for Avast4 antivirus.Mcafee firewall: all anti spyware(free versions)and the listed tenp file cleaners.

Been well served for 18 month by these programs.

  rdave13 18:00 03 Dec 2005

"tenp" read temp. I also use AOL.

  bretsky 18:17 03 Dec 2005


  SB23 19:08 03 Dec 2005

Someone else recommended Avast to me,and I've just remembered that I can get a free Mcafee firewall from aol.I have used it in the past,just want the basics,but at the same time want my pc protected aswell.....but with no money changing hands.

  rdave13 19:34 03 Dec 2005

Forgot Mcafee was free with AOL,but works well in the background.

Just remember that with Avast you'll need to re-register after a year.

No need for "money changing hands".

  rdave13 19:35 03 Dec 2005

Excellent list!

  SB23 20:24 03 Dec 2005

Yeah,I forgot to mention the list,thanks very much,you've given me plenty to look at,and anyone else for that matter,cheers.

  SB23 13:54 06 Dec 2005

Have gone for ZA for a firewall,but going back to an antivirus,and the original post,do I need realtime scanning with an antivirus or not,the reason that I ask,is that some of the free ones don't have that feature (or at least don't mention it),is it really important?

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