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AV/Firewall: What do you use/like

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Kyllian, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Still with NOD32 on my Windows Machines, though on my Mac I have no AV and am just behind 2 routers with firewalls.
     
  2. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Think about that one for a second. how much use would any type of security software* be if all malicious software had to do is simply killing the task before sending data or downloading/decompressing/whatever a bigger chunk of code that is the real malware?


    *just for the records, this doesn't say anything about my opinion of them
     
  3. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    "Avast! Home 4.8 ( soon to be Microsoft Security Essentials)"
    :eek:
    So when is this supposed to happen? I guess I better update Avast! on my Win98SE machine soon.......after that last update I guess it will just remain protected as much as it can with the latest 4.8 behind the router.
    (for some reason I missed reading this the first time around in this thread)

    EDIT:
    :) nevermind, I guess it's time for me to update it anyway and I'm glad I didn't start a thread over at amdmb (pcper) forums asking about it.
     
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  4. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    I meant I replaced Avast with MSE :D


    I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials now, in very limited beta. It's good. Damn good.
    I think everyone is going to be very pleased with this when it's available for the general public.
     
  5. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    Firewall: built-in Windows XP firewall (I'm behind a router anyway)
    AV: Avira AntiVir Personal Classic

    But most importantly: I don't use software with such gapping design bugs as ActiveX.
     
  6. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Not a guarantee!

    There's always clamav.
     
  7. Unreal4Eva

    Unreal4Eva BioHazard!

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    I use avast pro.
     
  8. BobTheBeheader

    BobTheBeheader New Member

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    Same here.

    However, without question the best antivirus/firewall I've ever used has been a housemate who forgets to pay the internet bill on time.
     
  9. Phoenix_Wing

    Phoenix_Wing Official Kantham Stalker

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    I'll take my chances. You must either be an idiot and running in root always, or run random files as root. If you get a virus on any Unix derivative you need to back away from a computer, and never use one again :p
     
  10. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Trust me when I tell you that I'm not taking the word of Wikipedia as gospel when it comes to the security of my computer.

    However, read your own quote, "not yet been a single widespread" is not the same as "none". That is all I was pointing out when I stated that Linux is not a guarantee.

    You will indeed.
     
  11. MeStinkBAD

    MeStinkBAD Lurking where you least suspect...

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    lol... nothing as dumb as a *software* firewall running on the machine it's intended to keep secure. Same goes w/ AV software. Seriously people... you think software keeps you safe? No. I'm afraid not. It can't protect you from yourself. The best way to get your malicious software on to someone's system is to simply disguise it as and anti-malware program.

    I don't bother w/ any of this. Cuz it does *not* protect you. You need protection you go hire people to monitor your network.
     
  12. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    If you download some random AV/Antispyware tool of some suspicious website ofc it won't keep you safe. HF with your troyan.

    Running without AV and without a firewall is suicide. Firewalls are in most routers nowadays so you dont need a software firewall but you should have antivirus software installed esp if you download files from the internet frequently.
     
  13. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    must be something in the air in Tucson today.;)

    Anyway, just for clarification purposes, I realize this thread is asking about AV and firewalls but since others are posting spyware and adware and malware protection programs I'll go ahead and post mine. These are the adware/spyware/malware programs I'm using these days:

    SpywareBlaster
    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    SuperAntiSpyware
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
     
  14. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Im using AVG free + the router firewall.
     

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