Which software firewall/ AV combo?

Discussion in 'polls' started by JRCATES, Jun 4, 2006.

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Between the following choices, which do or would you use?

  1. KIS 6

    17 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. Look 'n' Stop + KAV

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Outpost Pro + KAV

    15 vote(s)
    13.4%
  4. Look 'n' Stop + NOD32

    34 vote(s)
    30.4%
  5. Outpost Pro + NOD32

    27 vote(s)
    24.1%
  6. Eset Security Suite

    12 vote(s)
    10.7%
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  1. JRCATES

    JRCATES Registered Member

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    Which of the following firewall/ AV combo choices do you use....or WOULD you use....if money and current availability are NOT a concern?

    1) KIS 6
    2) Look 'n' Stop + KAV
    3) Outpost Pro + KAV
    4) Look 'n' Stop + NOD32
    5) Outpost Pro + NOD32
    6) Eset Security Suite
     
  2. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    :) Let me be the first #5 no question.

    The key wording: "...or would you use..." ;)
     
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    I voted for number four since that is what I WANT to use, but I was given a license for number TWO instead, so life goes on :D

    Alphalutra1
     
  4. TairikuOkami

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    I used Outpost Pro and NOD32 as the only realtime protection software for 2 years and during that time I was visiting "nasty" webpages, downloading from them & I never got infected. ;)

    But both KAV and NOD32 are great AVs, they will protect PC along with Outpost Pro anytime.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    my choice would be 4. it runs very light and its what i have now.
     
  6. Carver

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    Useing NOD32 and Outpost I have never got infected, and it will stay that way. I decided to do a online scan with KAV after I did a scan with NOD32. KAV came up with nothing, and KAV took 3 times as long to scan my HD.
     
  7. Grumble

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    Using number 5 Outpost Pro + NOD32.
     
  8. TonyW

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    Regarding choice 3, it depends on which version of KAV as there are reports KAV 6 & Outpost don't work well with KAV's mail/web AV turned on. When they are disabled, both work Ok, but this mightn't apply to everyone.
     
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    Sorry... I could not vote for now coz I'm only on a slow dial-up connection, so I am just using windows built-in firewall with NOD32 trial version. :D ;) so far..my pc is not infected and it's still running fine. :cool:
     
  10. marcromero

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    I use the Windows XP SP2 Firewall and NOD32 at default settings.
     
  11. Osaban

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    LnS + NOD32, I'm very happy with this combination, hardly felt running on my laptop
     
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    Ditto.
     
  13. Grumble

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    Wow! It is interesting (and reassuring) to see multiple comments on using Windows SP2 FW + NOD. I voted Outpost Pro + NOD because that's what I use on my comp. The family's shared comp, hpowever, is using Windows FW + NOD. Great stuff!
     
  14. starfish_001

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    I voted Outpost Pro + NOD because that's what I use.....

    but I'm surprised that more have not voted Outpost Pro + KAV.
     
  15. pvsurfer

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    Imho, F-Secure AntiVirus Client Security (not to be confused with the 'lighter' F-Secure Internet Security) is the very best. ;)
     
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    If my current NOD32 license would be upgraded for free to Eset suit, I would probably have a go at it.
    My firewall is old and outdated.
     
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    More like non-existant anymore :eek: :D

    Alphalutra1
     
  18. Brian N

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    ^ Excactly but I'm a sucker for the matrix feature it has and low footprint :)
     
  19. Brian N

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    Matrix.. Easy to see who/what are connected to your PC at this moment.
     

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    Easy for who, Brian? The developer of the software? :p ;)

    Looks kinda interesting.....but a little more like eye candy for geeks than useful info for novices.

    Anyway, thanks to everyone for all of the responses. I figured this would be an interesting poll, with some fairly close results.....
     
  21. Brian N

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    But it's actually quite simple. On the right it shows you how much data is being transfered, on the left it shows all the servers and/or people that are connected to your pc. Then you can see their line color and determine how much stuff they are sending to you and vice/versa.

    This is awesome for blocking ad servers, wannabe hackers etc :)
    The cool thing about this firewall though, is that if some hacker tries to get into your system (and succeeds by disabling the firewall), it will automatically shut down the PC to stop the attack because Windows can't function without it (when the firewall is installed).
     

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    And that has yet to happen, waiting patiently ;)
     
  23. ^Ale

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    I vote (and use) # 5 - Outpost Pro + NOD32
     
  24. lifehacker

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    Look n' stop with NOD32 works perfectly on my system. It offers good protection and does not use many resources.
     
  25. ashishtx

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    Nod32+zonealarm pro. No need for other junk.
     
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