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post Jan 25 2008, 07:11 AM
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Any opinions on what's good by the way of internet security programs? I'd like to beef up current security to something a little better.

A coworker is keen on a program called Kapersky. Has anyone heard of it? Is it good or is it rubbish?

Once, back in the dark ages, Norton was supposed to be good. At least one friend has said I might as well not bother as it's not very good.

Er, help?

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post Jan 25 2008, 09:02 AM
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I've not heard of Kapersky, but I'd agree with your friend's opinion on Norton, if only because there's no point paying for something like this, when there's so many good free programs out there.

I use and would recommend:

Sygate Personal Firewall

F-Prot Antivirus (Though that seems to be only available on trial. If you can't get that then AVG is also good)

Spybot Search and Destroy


Spyware Blaster

The above should all be free and effective, but the more you have the better really. And remember to let them update regularly smile.gif

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post Jan 25 2008, 11:50 AM
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karspersky is an award winning security program. Norton is good as well, but personally i'd rather have kaspersky because norton comes with symantec which eats up a lot of both harddisk and ram memory so your computer tends to run slower when its doing a computer scan. The only problem i have with kaspersky is that it constantly tries to scan your computer and that you'd have to change serial keys to keep it activated. im using a torrent-download kaspersky so i dont know if the original one would require that many activation keys.
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post Jan 25 2008, 01:49 PM
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We've got a thread about this pinned in this topic:


The basic gist is that you can usually get very good products for free. Personally I use:

Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy (Spybot S&D) for my cookie and other malware killing purposes

ZoneAlarm Personal for my firewall

Avast! Antivirus for my antivirus.

I have been very happy with the performance of all of these. Avast! seems to be extremely thorough. Zone Alarm took a little while to get set up, but now it's there it is excellent. The advantage of having such a popular firewall is that if you have trouble with networking then there will usually be a website out there to explain how to do it. I torrent and stream media through the firewall and still have decent protection. It's good stuff!

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