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Zone Alarm, or Sunbelt Kerio?

By Mekaonija
Aug 24, 2006
  1. Well thanks to this web, my comp has been alot better, but now with all the virus scans, firewalls and what not its slowing it down. I'm just gonna ask acouple questions:

    For a firewall what would be safer and/or run faster: Zone Alarm's firewall, or Sunbelt Kerio's firewall?
    ...and if im not useing my web browser, can I turn off my firewall and still be safe?

    Same thing for ewido, and Avg, should I leave them on, or can i turn them off when im just working with programs I have.

    Oh, and just for another cheakup I guess I might as well post my hjt log :D
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    As long as you are connected to the Internet, you need a firewall. If you want to deactivate the firewall, disconnect from the Internet & then turn it off.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    ZoneAlarm FireWall is the best one I haves used plus it's free too. Dunno how Sunbelt Kerio compares to it though.
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Zone Alarm is perfectly adequate for most people.Kerio has many more advanced features,

    but if you use them all,it will slow your computer.I personlly find it more intrusive than Zone Alarm

    and a bit of a pain.Try it, and see if you can get on with it.You might like playing with it.

    Anti-virus should be running,whenever your computer is on.

    There are some people who don`t run real-time AV,but you have to be

    very clued up on security to get away with that.

    As for Ewido,you don`t really need that to run in real-time,if your sensible about security.

    Your HJT looks squeaky clean to me :)
     
  5. Mekaonija

    Mekaonija TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 129

    All right :D

    Thx every1
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Just to confirm what Peddant said, your HJT log is indeed clean.

    The rest of the advice given to you by the guys, is absolutely correct.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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