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By Mekaonija
Apr 18, 2007
  1. Hi,
    Right now all I've really got is Norton internet security running, but its a trial. :p
    So I was wondering if someone could list some of the top spy ware, virus, firewall software. (I'd rather stuff that comes with each other, then 100 different things by different people.)
    It doesn't have to be free! I'm hoping to buy, price doesn't really matter ;D
    So far out of the trial software I've used I personally like Iolo, Avg and Symantic. I usually use the computer for online games, surfing, and downloading. Oh right and my computer also isn't that great so I'd like it if it didn't eat my memory and leave me lagging.

    Anything helps, Thanks!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    AVG and Avast are tough to beat, wheather you get the free or paid versions. Trend Micro Antivirus 2007 is good. ZoneLabs Zone Alarm Internet Securtiy is fine. Computer Associates EZAntivirus, Panda are acceptable, Windows Defender. Nod32 is very good. Sophos is good. Kaspersky is good and getting better, as is BitDefender.
    We strongly recommend that you use Spybot 1.4, and Adaware 6.1 Personal Edition... both free by download.
    We recommend that our clients avoid Symantec or Norton, and McAfee, due to problems we have seen, and due to their high cost... though Norton Antivirus 2007 is very good despite its high price.
    For Spyware, AVG AntiSpyware, Spysweeper 5.2 PCTools Spyware Doctor 4.0, Javacool Spyware Blaster. Be careful with Spyware. There are 86 different products sold. Only about 7 are any good, and some are plain dangerous.
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Personally I used the stuff howard ( Security person on this forum ) told me to use, which is found here:

    And he's a expert on this stuff so you know it's all correct and not crapware :D
  4. Mekaonija

    Mekaonija TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    Thanks, I think Ill go with Avg's stuff and a couple more like Ad-Aware, I've had them both and I've seen that their good. I guess I liked Iolo because it has so many features + It looks good xD

    They've come out with system mechanic 7 professional for a price I can afford quite comfortably, Is it any good or should I go with Avg? :confused:

    Just a quick link :)
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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