Free Antivirus & Firewall for Non-profit?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by mhl6493, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Just wondering, do you know of any free antivirus and firewall programs that can be used by non-profit organizations, such as churches? I know that most of them are for personal use only, and we certainly would want to respect that.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
  2. gery

    gery Registered Member

    as for antivirus if you have a set of 10 computers i would suggest using MSE or if you only have 5 computers AVG free. I think Comodo offers it for free and PCTOOLS AV FREE is available for other environment .
  3. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Thanks. Actually we only have 1 computer, so I'm not sure how that would apply. I was under the impression that AVG Free couldn't be used by non-profits, and I wasn't sure either way about MSE.
  4. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    AVG is NOT allowed for Non-Profits (Including Churches) I know Panda Cloud Free can be used in Churches and Non-Profit Education.
  5. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Thanks. We may give Panda Cloud Free a try. Do you know of any free firewalls that could be used along with it? It might be better for me to ask that seperately in the firewall forum...
  6. m0unds

    m0unds Registered Member

    is it behind NAT? is it running windows vista or 7? if yes to either or both, you could just stick to the windows firewall and you'll be fine.
  7. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Unfortunately, no NAT that I know of. And it's XP, so I'd really hate to use the Windows Firewall, if there were another alternative. Plus, it's used by several people who will absolutely freak out if bombarded by a lot of pop-ups that they don't understand. So my options may be severely limited...
  8. NoIos

    NoIos Registered Member

  9. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Thanks. I had thought about Zonealarm, but after their recent "marketing" fiasco, I really had hoped to be able to go in another direction. Those kind of "scare tactics" are a big turn-off to me. But I'll keep it in mind.
  10. simisg

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  11. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

    Nat routers are cheap and a one time purchase.
  12. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

    Comodo Internet Security 5! :thumb:
  13. mhl6493

    mhl6493 Registered Member

    Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I think we'll try first the combination of Panda Cloud Free and Privatefirewall. I found out that it, too, could be used in a non-profit environment. I do have a question about PFW, but I'll ask it in the firewall forum.

    Thanks again!
  14. Vladimyr

    Vladimyr Registered Member

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