Looking for Free/pay Security & Privacy Software of your opinions.

By neowing
Feb 21, 2007
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  1. Hello ?
    This thread will somewhat similar "Which is the best Software"
    Anyway, I want to download

    Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall, and Popup Blocker

    that is the best Free and Pay Version.
    I personally prefer FREE Version but if it is neccessary I will buy some of them.
    What I want from members in TechSpot were tell me the name of good one.
    If you know the best choice of each product, could you reply in this thread.
    Of course you may recommend Internet Security suits. Just tell me your opinions.
    I made this thread because I am really concern about my computer safety therefore I want to spend money a little (somewhere between $50-$60).
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

  3. neowing

    neowing TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 247

    Thank you for replying.
    However, I want to know one thing:
    I am often go to Internet by using modem connection.
    Were your recommendation good for someone who often go to Internet by using modem connection ?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m not sure what it is you`re asking, but I use the above software and have no problems whatsoever, when browsing the internet.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. neowing

    neowing TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 247

    Thank you for replying howard.
    My question is simple. When I visited BitDefender 8 free edition, they said

    "BitDefender 8 Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, we strongly advise you to consider using a more complex antivirus solution."

    So I just wonder if I have to buy internet security or not.

    And last question:
    Pay versions or Free Versions of Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall, and Popup Blocker were the best choice ?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    All the programme I gave you the links for are free and do a really good job. As I said, I use them myself and have never had a virus problem.

    BitDefender 8 Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner and should only be used if requested by a HJT helper in the event of infection. Again, the programmes I linked for you are full programmes that will protect your system.

    You might want to take a look at this thread HERE. It`ll show you how you can keep your system more secure.

    Whether to get paid for or free security software is a matter for personal preference. I`ve always used free software.

    Regards Howard :)
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