have zone alarm suite 6.5 and like the kaspersky av better

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  1. dr4956

    dr4956 Registered Member

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    i am new .my question is i like the zone alarm suite 6.5 but the av i dont like the im protection and the parental controls are a plus ..i would like have kaspersky,could you shut down the av on zone alarm and install kaspersky? or just install zone alarm pro and kas ,but we have a young teen who loves IM ,please help..
     
  2. WSFuser

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    ZA has excellent firewall but it lacks of good AV and AS .

    ZA suit has IM protection , this is nonsense , every product you have will protect your computer which includes the Instant messages , this IM protection is ZA is just a marketing stuff.

    If you need to choose between Kaspersky and ZoneAlarm , I would recommend you Kaspersky , because it has much better AV/AS and overall protection than ZoneAlarm's suite . You can buy Kaspersky AV and use the free ZA firewall or buy Kaspersky IS instead
    You can also have a look at other products such as NOD32 , which are excellent , too :) :D :)

    Learn how to protect your computer here

    As for the parental control , hmmm ,this is difficult , especially when there are teenagers . Please read these :
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/default.mspx

    Use Microsoft Shared Access tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/faq.mspx
     
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  4. WSFuser

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    well an antivirus can catch malware sent through IM, but ZA's imsecure lets u encrypt your chat/im, turn off links, block spammers, etc.
     
  5. Martijn2

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    As parental control i would definately take k9 webprotection (website: www.k9webprotection.com) , the best webfilter available (and it's free)
     
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    Would just like to second that this is a great little app for parental control
     
  7. dr4956

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    thanks , for all the replys...:cool:
     
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    If someone insists on IM secure, isn,t it available as a standalone product as well?
     
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