Please recommend me an AV + Firewall combination - Thanks!

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  1. Vicky1

    Vicky1 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am an average webmaster, and too much concerned about security of my system. What I do not want is:

    * Having any virus executed on my system, as it could probably erase my very important data.

    * Having any spyware on my system, as it could steal passwords of my important domains and so.

    I have been using Norton + Sygate for years, but I think its time to change things .. I have not been very satisfied with Norton, as I was got infected by a known virus in the presence of Norton (Auto-Protect Enabled), and it detected the virus in USB Drive after execution. Secondly, its so goddamn heavy.

    Sygate is just not updated for years, so I prefer to drop that as well.

    Now, I am after a new and better combination of two .. which don't slow the system much and offer good security.

    A couple days ago I installed NOD32 v3 + COMODO Firewall v3, I was quit happy with both .. but I noticed some compatibility issues, those are also discussed here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=192305 ... now I am not sure what to do.

    Should I drop them both and find a better combination? Or get a decent AV to use with COMODO? ... Since NOD32 wont let any decent firewall do its work, should i must go?

    I am confused :( o_O
     
  2. DVD+R

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    Hello Vicky1 :) You could try Avira Premium Security Suite, which is available here:

    www.avira.com

    I've personally used it for quite a while, and It has an excellent Antivirus rating. :cautious:
     
  3. benton4

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    I don't think bad language will get many good responses. With that said, I understand that Sygate is still a strong firewall. I myself use Comodo, w/out defense+ currently, and Avast. I also use Threatfire and the three seam to play very well on my system. I've trusted Avast for some time now and its reputation is very good. Hopefully some of the wiser folks here can provide you with other options/information. While I don't have any links handy, look thru this forum at the various firewall and AV posts. A lot of good information has been provided by some great people here.
     
  4. Sjoeii

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    I really don't want to participate in any this is better than another. I suggest just test some and see what it can do for you. It all deoends on your own requirements.
    Avira is ok
    kaspersky is great
     
  5. Macstorm

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    Personally, i would recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 7 over the rest, which includes a excellent firewall. It has everything you need.

    If you want to give it a try, make sure to follow these guidelines before you install KIS. :)
     
  6. DVD+R

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    Wheres the Bad Language :blink:
     
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    I'd say KIS7.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    NOD32 and Comodo get along fine for me. You could also consider reverting to version 2.7.
     
  9. innerpeace

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    Hi Vicky, if your data is very important, then I hope you back it up to other locations or multiple locations. There are devices such as external hard drives and imaging programs that can do the job quite well. At the very minimum, regularly back up your data to a cd or dvd.

    Any of the mainstream suites should do a good job for your protection. I also feel your frustrations toward Norton. I had NIS 2006 and it was a dog. I hear the 2007 and up versions are much lighter.

    Kaspersky, Avira, Avg(Grisoft), Online Armor AV+(uses Kaspersky's engine), McAfee and Nod32 all have suites. I know there are more suites and I'm sure they will get posted here. All have their strengths and weaknesses and all will perform differently on your machine.
     
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    Avira is light on resources and is an excellent AV.
     
  11. ankupan

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    So I am with GREAT product :)

     
  12. Edwin024

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    NIS2007 and NIS2008 both run very light on my Vista Ultimate. No resource hogs too!
     
  13. Vicky1

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    Thanks for the responses so far.

    I guess I'd consider Kaspersky or NOD32 v2 + COMODO

    Any other suggestions?

    innerpeace, thanks for suggestion about backup. I guess I should spend some time on this as well before its too late. Thanks again.

    bad language? where?
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    buy a router with the built in firewall,

    then just get an AV.

    your choices are many, try the trials.
     
  15. xandros

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    avira antivir premium + comodo firewall
    kaspersky internet security , no need firewall
    nod32 + comodo firewall


    now i use kaspersky internet security on one of my computers
    the another one i use avira antivir premium + comodo firewall

    good luck
     
  16. Vicky1

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    Thanks dude.

    Can you tell me what version of COMODO you are using? I am also little confused about its Defense+ thing.
     
  17. Badcompany

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    Hi Vicky1,
    Dr Web AV & Online-Armor FW, These two are light on resources easy to install, and easy to set-up, Plus very good protection.
    Badcompany.:thumb:
     
  18. buridan

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    Not to belabor the point but this sort of reminds me of Derek Zoolander's philanthropic exploits, namely, "The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too."

    Perhaps you intended to use "poor language" and "positive responses"? The irony here is delicious but, then again, the comedic value is priceless. Bravo benton4! Bravo… :shifty:
     
  19. Banshee

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    In my opinion Kis7, F-secure 2008, NIS2008 are all top notch.
     
  20. LoneWolf

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    She said the N word. (Norton) :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes:
     
  21. solcroft

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    A webmaster? What kind of system/network are you maintaining, exactly? The answer to your question depends a lot on that.
     
  22. xandros

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    Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.13.268
     
  23. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    1. Backup your important data.
    2. Disable autorun on your external devices - cd, usb etc.
    3. Use a light anti-virus - Nod, Avg, maybe Antivir.
    4. Keep Sygate.
    Mrk
     
  24. benton4

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    Vicky1,
    the way you describe the how Norton is so........heavy. Thats bad language. My kids read in this forum to learn about computer security, and up til know, cussing hasn't been a part of their education.
     
  25. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    if norton 2007/2008 is heavy, my recommendation would be a new computer :)
     
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