Freeware versus commerical

Discussion in 'polls' started by JayK, Jun 23, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Posts:
    333
    Hi guys :)

    I voted 'yes'. That's why such sites as wilderssecurity are so important: they provide links to (some very) good softs, whether free or not, and words of explanation as to why they're good or not.

    f-prot and Antivir are my two favourite free av's, and I don't have any problem with the fact that Antivir doesn't scan emails. I use Calypso 3.30 as email client, so I never had anything to worry about.

    Some free Firewalls are wonderful products, e.g. Outpost, Kerio 215, and '(although I never personnally tried this third one) Sygate.

    Trojans I don't fear because freewares as SSM can spot/intercept any unwelcome activity, while Firewalls can also help against those, not to mention the fact that many AV's, although not as perfect against Trojans as specifically dedicated products may be, easily eliminate known trojans.

    Browsers are also very important against the web's dangers, and some free browsers are extremely good/secure/reliable indeed.

    Not to mention little known but extremely good softs such as those from litepc, which contribute to the smooth working and stability of one's system and, hence' to one's security.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
     
  2. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Posts:
    2,842
    Location:
    on the sofa
    :cool:your very smart person we are lucky to have people like you here
     
  3. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2002
    Posts:
    2,999
    Location:
    San Diego
    from blaze
    That is smart administration!
    Just a suggestion: You might try Opera for browsing the web. It's almost a limousine compare to Internet Explorer, It's not difficult to use since a newbie like me use it .:D
    And you can keep internet too!
    It works fine, it's free the only feature I don't like is a little pub at the top left, but after using it a couple of days, I don't mind anymore. You also get a free email account with it. Here's the link in case you might be interested:

    http://www.opera.com/

    Of course there are other good browsers but I would rather suggest the one I've already tried since i can't tell much of the others;)

    Uguel
     
  4. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,472
    Location:
    The Netherlands
  5. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Posts:
    333
    Hi Paul :)

    Thanks, sorry for the trouble...

    Seems I still get carried away when I hear about browsers :D :D

    Rgds,

    Crockett :cool:
     
  6. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,472
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    No problem at all, Crockett ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. AplusWebMaster

    AplusWebMaster Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2003
    Posts:
    239
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    ;) Response to question is "Yes, but..."

    How is "secure" defined? Is it your own personal "comfort" level keeping in mind -some- common sense practices, like having some AV on the system and a firewall of your own choosing after checking online reviews of each product, etc?
    Nothing is 100% secure, unless you live in a cave, and unplug your modem, cable, or DSL hook-up permanently. I'd say it behooves the end-user to add his/her own practice of what-they-do and where-they-go on the web; most of their own security depends on it (and watch out for those "cave-in's"!).
     
  8. akcom

    akcom Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Posts:
    9
    i know this is for windows, but osx's default firewall (when configured correctly) can be quite good :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.