Best freeware security

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  1. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    Hi
    Just wondered on everyones opinion of the best Best freeware security thats light on system resources and does not slow your computer down.Im using aol free security center i like it but just wonder if its slowing my system a bit.I use it because the firewall lets my xbox 360 connect through it with no configuring.Ive used comodo firewall which made my computer a lot quicker (but had trouble letting xbox through it ,my xbox is connected to my pc through an ethernet socket on back of pc)also used aol virus scan shield and comodo boclean with comodo firewall seemd pretty good.What is everyones ideas just intrested to know
    THANK YOU,S
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  2. WSFuser

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    if it has to be light then id try:

    Avira AV
    PC Tools Firewall
    BOClean
     
  3. shek

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    ssm free
    jetico 1.0
     
  4. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    xp-firewall runs the lightest and is the easiest to config....:shifty:
     
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    For simplicty and light-weight, I would go for Avira antivirus, BoClean, and Windows Firewall.

    If you want to gain more control over your computer and base your security off of more behavior type applications which will require a much greater knowledge on your part with you being the center of the security, then something like System Safety Monitor free combined with a packet filter such as CHX-I or Jetico would be good.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    - Execution interceptor: PG free, AD, SSM free, PS free. PG free is the lightest and most user-friendly of the pack.
    - Firewall: CHX-I or Ghostwall (packet filters, GW is more user-friendly) and/or Kerio 2.1.5 or Jetico v1 (rule-based application firewalls).
    - Sandbox: Geswall or Sandboxie.
    - Integrity checkers: Sentinel, Tiny Watch.
    - Forensic tools: Process Explorer, AutoRuns, HjT, RunScanners, RkU, RkR, IceSword.
    - Virtual machines: VMware Server or VirtualBox.
    - Rollback: Powershadow.
    - Passive security: SpywareBlaster, hardening tools (Seconfig XP, SafeXP, WWDC, Samurai, Harden-It, etc)
    - Behaviour blockers: Cyberhawk, Prevx.
    - Antivirus: Antivir PE or AOL AVS.
    - Antimalware: Comodo BOClean or Spyware Terminator.
    - On-demand scanners: AVG AS, SAS, DrWeb CureIt, F-Prot DOS.

    My picks: PG free, Kerio 2.1.5, Geswall and Antivir. Don't forget about browser-based security (scripts, cookies, etc)
     
  7. MysteriousWorlds

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    Sygate Firewall
    BO Clean
    Avira

    On demand:

    AVG antispyware
    emsisoft a squared
     
  8. Pedro

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    What a list Lucas:) . Do you have that handy to copy paste? I'ma gonna edit:

    -Execution interceptor: PG free, AD, SSM free, PS free. PG free is the lightest and most user-friendly of the pack. AD is still supported, and easy to understand how it works.
    - Firewall: CHX-I or Ghostwall (packet filters, GW is more user-friendly) and/or Kerio 2.1.5 or Kerio 4 or Comodo or Jetico v1 (rule-based application firewalls).
    - Sandbox: Geswall or SandboxIE.
    - Integrity checkers: Sentinel, Tiny Watch.
    - Forensic tools: Process Explorer, AutoRuns, HjT, RunScanners, RkU, RkR, IceSword, GMER, LoadOrder, TCPView, A-Squared HJ Free.
    - Virtual machines: VMware Server or VirtualBox or MAYBE VirtualPC.
    - Rollback: Powershadow. The all mighty :ninja:
    - Passive security: SpywareBlaster, hardening tools (Seconfig XP, SafeXP, WWDC, Samurai, Harden-It, etc)
    - Behaviour blockers: Cyberhawk, Prevx.
    - Anti-Keyloggers: Snoopfree and PSM.
    - Antivirus: Antivir PE or AOL AVS Avast! or AVG.
    - Antimalware: Comodo BOClean or Spyware Terminator.
    - On-demand scanners: AVG AS, SAS, A-Squared, Spybot S&D, DrWeb CureIt, F-Prot DOS.

    My picks: SandboxIE, Comodo and Avast!/Antivir. Don't forget to use the superior browser.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    Best = ease of use, compatibility, fun.

    I'll be back to this topic, when I have more time.
    You can read about a lot of nice stuff (free) in the (sweet) list of Windows programs, on my site, as well as linked via software & services.

    Quickly now, the BoBs:

    When more than one choices, descending order, slash indicates fair square.

    Firewall: Sygate > Kerio / ZoneAlarm > Comodo

    Anti-virus: AVG / avast! / Antivir

    Anti-malware: AVG AS / SAS / A2 > Spybot S&D

    Anti-keyloggers: SnoopFree

    Anti-rootkits: AVG ARK
    Others like RKR, gmer, RkU, AVZ, IceSword, too complex for casual user.

    Diagnostics: HijackThis, Autoruns, ProcessExplorer

    Windows based live CD: UBCD4WIN > BartPE

    Linux based live CD: Knoppix, Helix, SystemRescueCD, Super Grub Disk

    Partitioning: GParted

    Virtualization: VMware Server > VMware Player > VirtualBox

    Browsers: Firefox > Opera

    Browser plugins: Kaspersky ActiveX online scanner (IE), Dr.Web link checker (FF)

    Imaging: DriveImageXML

    Privacy: PeerGuardian, Proxomitron

    Hardening: SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D immunize

    That's it for now, I can surely think of some more. See ya around later.
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  10. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Nop :D
    I was trying to prove that there are lots of good/very good/excellent freebies regarding security software.
     
  11. ErikAlbert

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    1. Boot
    2. Reboot
    3. Shutdown
    These are all free of charge.
     
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    The best freeware security programs for me are:
    Firewall:Comodo.
    AV:Avira AntiVir PE Classic.
    On Demand AS:A-Squared & SAS.
    Browsers:Opera & K-Meleon.
    Execution Interceptor: Dynamic Security Agent.
     
  14. farmerlee

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    At the moment PowerShadow is my pick for freeware security. It doesn't slow my old school computer down at all.
     
  15. Pedro

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    Ok, edit with some of Mrkvonic's. I think i'm going to patent this list..


    -Execution interceptor: PG free / AD / SSM free / PS free. PG free is the lightest and most user-friendly of the pack. AD is still supported, and easy to understand how it works.
    - Firewall: CHX-I / Ghostwall (packet filters, GW is more user-friendly) and/or Sygate/ Kerio 2.1.5 / Kerio 4 / Comodo / Jetico v1 (rule-based application firewalls).
    - Sandbox: Geswall / SandboxIE.
    - Integrity checkers: Sentinel / Tiny Watch.
    - Forensic tools: Process Explorer / AutoRuns / HjT / RunScanners / RkU / AVG ARK / RkR / IceSword / GMER / LoadOrder / TCPView / A-Squared HJ Free.
    - Windows based live CD: UBCD4WIN / BartPE
    - Linux based live CD: Knoppix / Helix / SystemRescueCD / Super Grub Disk
    - Partitioning: GParted
    - Virtual machines: VMware Server / VMware Player / VirtualBox / MAYBE VirtualPC.
    - Rollback: Powershadow.
    - Imaging: DriveImageXML
    - Privacy: PeerGuardian / Proxomitron
    - Passive security: SpywareBlaster / Spybot S&D's immunize function /hardening tools (Seconfig XP, SafeXP, WWDC, Samurai, Harden-It, etc)
    - Behaviour blockers: Cyberhawk / Prevx.
    - Anti-Keyloggers: Snoopfree / PSM.
    - Antivirus: Antivir PE / Avast! / AVG.
    - Antimalware: Comodo BOClean / Spyware Terminator.
    - On-demand scanners: AVG AS / SAS / A-Squared / Spybot S&D / DrWeb CureIt / F-Prot DOS.

    My picks: SandboxIE, Comodo and Avast!/Antivir. Don't forget to use a superior browser. Opera to me is the best featured, Firefox is highly customizable and better yet, open source. I'm starting to value more Firefox, but still prefer Opera ATM.

    Some categories don't make sense when viewing some other. Go ahead and edit, it's not yet patented..
     
  16. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    Hi All
    Decided to go for this lot, comodo firewall,aol active virus shield,BOClean and prevx 1 not much memory useage with this lot and computer is still nippy
    THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE
    Dame666
     
  17. 19monty64

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    Have had that same set-up and they all played nicely!!!
     
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