What is the best internet security for my PC?

By Zachareye
Jun 26, 2008
  1. Just looking for some opinions, what would the best internet security suite be for my PC?
    Here are my specs:
    3.2 Pentium 4
    2gig ram
    128 ATI x300
    Windows XP media center
    Plenty of hard disc space

    I currently use roadrunner's free software from CA, it sucks a big one even for free software. Before I had Norton 2004 which worked great but ran out. Please help by offering you opinions. If you need any other information let me know.

    Thank you
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

  4. Zachareye

    Zachareye TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Btw- I am not necessarily looking for free.
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    If paying only thing I would change above is I would add

    1) NOD32 Antivirus
    2) Kaspersky Antivirus
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

  7. Zachareye

    Zachareye TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I decided to use ESET NOD32, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and SUPERantispyware. So far the ESET everything works great, even the firewall seems to be great. The others I manually run because I stayed with the free versions of those. Should I be worried /concerned about the firewall that is included with ESET's Internet security?

    Thank you very much for your input, I have my computer's performance back.
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Still a hardware firewall NAT, SPI, Intrusion Detection is the first layers of defense. On the PCs..

    ESET doesn't use hose the system.. Still free versa pay version it depends what type of protection they can give you. ESET is still new to the full scecurity protection I've tested out both Home and Business Smart Security and found out they didn't stop backdoor malware from hopping onto the system.

    Free Firewall
    Vista - Comodo Pro
    XP - PC Tools Firewall Plus (code injection detection) and more

    Free Registry Injection Protection
    Since WinPatrol pay for has ondemand protection and the free one doesn't you can use RegProt small and monitors the registry with simple yes to allow and no to delete keys. Doesn't load you done with a lot of features you might never use with WinPatrol

    Free Anti-virus
    PC Tools Ant-Virus (email scanner) and more

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor
    PC Tools ThreatFire (Anti-Virus/Spyware Signature Layer Defense) (free)
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