What's your favorite FREE security software?

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  1. PhoenixWeb

    PhoenixWeb Registered Member

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    What's your favourite free/open source security software?

    What do you use? What would you recommend?

    Mine favourites are:

    BitDefender 8 Free
    PC Tools Firewall
    Comodo Firewall
    ProSecurity Free
    CCleaner
    NoScript Firefox Addon
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    heres what i would use:

    avast!
    Comodo Firewall
    Cyberhawk or Prevx1
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free
    Firefox extensions: Adblock Plus, Cookie Button, and NoScript
     
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  3. MaB69

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    Hi all,

    I will say :

    Antivir
    Avast
    Jetico 1
    Superantispyware
    AVG antispyware
    Spyware Terminator
    GeSWall
    CyberHawk
    Arovax Shield
    WinPatrol
    LinkScanner

    MaB
     
  4. duke1959

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    Boy is this thread right down my alley. LOl. I'm not sure how to list these like everyone else though, so I'll just name my three favorites until someone here tells me how to do it. In no specific order. Spyware Terminator, Cyberhawk, and believe it or not, a very old version of Zone Alarm Free that I tried recently after seeing a post from someone who said they were using it and liked it. I'll list more when I figure out how. LOL. Seriously though, can someone tell me how to do it?
     
  5. Franklin

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    FF with noscript

    Sandbxie

    PowerShadoiw

    Bye Bye KAV, NOD and other useless blacklisters!
     
  6. Chuck57

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    Same here, Franklin

    PowerShadow 2.6

    Firefox 1.5.xxx version 2 doesn't like my computer, or vice versa.

    AVG antivirus

    firewall, hardware inbound, software outbound

    And, I'm not sure I even need the av or outbound firewall any more. Sometimes, you run across a program that just works, and PowerShadow works.
     
  7. Pedro

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    SandboxIE, Comodo PF, Avast!. This is a setup on its own, all free, and to my knowledge, complete. There are scanners, but active, these will do the trick.
     
  8. chaos16

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    For me

    Comodo firewall
    SuperAntispyware
    Adaware Se free
    A-Squared free
    AVG antispyware free
    Spybot-search & destroy free
    Firefox with no addon :shifty:

    I think sometimes that free programs are sometimes better than payed programs
     
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  10. Jokimoto

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    I can't believe no one mentioned PeerGuardian.

    Comodo
    AVG Antivir*
    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot
    PeerGuardian

    And for on-demand scanning, cleanup, etc.:
    CCleaner
    Process Explorer
    Ice Sword (easily the best rootkit detector available)
    Ad Aware*
    Privoxy/Tor/Vidalia bundle
    AVG Anti-spyware*
    Spyware Guard
    Rootkit Revealer
    A-squared HijackFree
    Ewido(*?)
    Abexo Free Registry Cleaner
    Blocklist Manager (for exporting more IP's to PG)
    Duplicate File Finder (faster than you can believe)
    FileAlyzer and RegAlyzer (from the maker of Spybot)
    Extract Now (forget WinRAR, why pay?)

    Oh yeah, can't forget 7zip. Nice compression.

    All freeware, with the exception of the ones marked with a * which also have paid versions (tho I don't use them).
     
  11. lodore

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    a squared free
    a squared hijackfree
    process explorer
    autoruns
    drweb cureit
    hoster
    ewido micro
     
  12. TairikuOkami

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    CCleaner - an effective security tool, which prevents infections from working at all

    HijackThis - it simply reveals info about the most vulnerable parts of the Windows

    Internet Explorer - with cookies, scripts, addons disabled, it is as safe as Vista

    MWAV - the best anti-mallware scanner I use to scan some downloaded files

    SIW - shows open ports, running processes, loaded DLLs, really much info

    WWDC - usefull tool to close some ports on Vista: 49151,49152,49153
     
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  13. Bluenile

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    AOL/Kaspersky Active Virus Shield
    Zonealarm Free firewall
    Windows Defender
    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot
    AVG Anti-Spyware free version
    Ccleaner
    Firefox 2 browser with Noscript addon
     
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  14. KDNeese

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    Duke,
    Not quite sure what you mean or exactly what you're trying to do. If you mean list your aps in a column, then that works just like any other word processer. You hit ENTER

    then it drops you down a line. I hit ENTER again

    and that's all there is to it.

    Is that what you mean? Or, are you talking about editing your signature and adding your apps in the sig? If so, that's pretty much the same. Click on your Duke1959 name at the top. It will take you to another page. In the left top side click on "User CP." It will take you to another page, where you can click on "Edit my signature" (or something along that line). Then it will take you to a another page where you have an edit box just like the one you are using to do regular posts. Hope that answers your questions.

    P.S. I knew you couldn't stay away for long! :thumb:

    Oh, I guess while I'm here I'll list my favorites:

    I use VMWare with Linux, which makes all the other security apps a moot point.
    However, since I still connect to the net via dial-up in XP, I use Comodo firewall and also keep NOD32 running. I just make sure I have all my vulnerable ports blocked with specific rules in Comodo. Also, I can use the same setup in Linux with my browsers (Firefox, Opera) that I do in XP (add-ons, widgets, etc). Only thing is that browsing speed is about 3 times as fast in Linux. :eek:
     
  15. yankinNcrankin

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    Power Shadow :)
     
  16. zopzop

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    3 way tie :

    geswall

    antivir classic

    comodo firewall
     
  17. farmerlee

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    At the moment i'm liking no script + dr web link scanner for firefox, dynamic security agent and a-squared free.
     
  18. duke1959

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    KDNeese, nice
    to hear from you.
    Yes I'm back already,
    but don't rub it in. LOL.
    Also don't rub in
    the fact that
    I didn't think to do this
    in order to list my favorites either. LOL.
    My other choices are.
    ProSecurity Free, but a little scary to me.
    Antivir PE, love the user interface.
    a squared anti-malware
    Arovax Shield
    I wish though, they moved a little
    faster with fixes for new releases.
    And that's enough for now. Bye.
     
  19. pipester

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    AVG Antivirus
     
  20. EASTER.2010

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    :thumb: ;)
     
  21. the Tester

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    AntiVir PE Classic.
    Comodo firewall.
    A-Squared free.
    SUPER AntiSpyware free.
    Spyware Blaster.
     
  22. pilotart

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    The apps. below in my sig. are all free versions and work very well for me.

    Firefox w/no-script and about 22 other extensions.

    Here is a list of Online malware scanners - Most requires ActiveX & IE 6+
    Provided by NOD32, have had excellent service from KAV and Ewido online scans.

    ZoneAlarm® Release History

    The latest ZoneAlarm release is 7.0.302.000, I am still using 6.1.744.000 (was released to the public on March 1, 2006) and they have them available for download all the way back to
    4.5.594.000 (was released to the public on April 12, 2004).
     
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  24. aussiebear

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    OpenBSD for firewall.
    FreeBSD for servers.
    Linux for Laptop, desktops, and HTPC (MythTV).

    I've only got one Win2k test box that isn't connected to the network.

    You use "Bastille Linux", which is an interactive script that helps beginners incorporate good computing practices that harden their Linux boxes.

    I usually compile and configure my own solutions from the start, so they have built-in protection mechanisms like SELinux (mandatory access control), PaX or Exec Shield (memory protection), and StackGuard (stack-smashing protection).

    Which means, the only thing I really need to do is configure ipfilter (Linux's built-in firewall implementation), install ClamAV (open-source AV), TrueCrypt (open-source Disk Encryption), and MoBlock (Same idea as PeerGuardian).

    Performance impact is not noticeable and RAM usage remains light. ;)
     
  25. ejr

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    Re: What's your favourite FREE security software?

    Right now I would say that it is a toss up bewteen Spyware Terminator and Comodo Firewall.

    I tried Sanboxie for a few hours the other day, but didn't feel like I truly knmew what I was doing. I could see that program making the list once I get a better grip on how to use it.
     
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