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#1 User is offline   loops09 

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:09 PM

Has this happened to anyone else? I was doing homework on the couch. When I got up, the velcro strap on the cord stuck to the (fabric) couch and yanked the laptop out of my hand. It fell to the floor, breaking the screen. It didn't crack, just turned black like a big ink blob. Luckily Asus has accidential warranty if you register, and they are going to fix it. In the mean time, I'm using my old xp pc in the spare room. It has outdated security.

Anyone recommend a free interent security suite (firewall, anti-virus, spyware)? I know Microsoft Security Essential is decent. Any other suites out there? Prefer all in one. Dont want to install and update different security software. Although I do supplement with Malwarebytes. Will only be using pc 10-14 days at the most. Thanks
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

View Postloops09, on 21 April 2011 - 07:09 PM, said:

Has this happened to anyone else? I was doing homework on the couch. When I got up, the velcro strap on the cord stuck to the (fabric) couch and yanked the laptop out of my hand. It fell to the floor, breaking the screen. It didn't crack, just turned black like a big ink blob. Luckily Asus has accidential warranty if you register, and they are going to fix it. In the mean time, I'm using my old xp pc in the spare room. It has outdated security.

Anyone recommend a free interent security suite (firewall, anti-virus, spyware)? I know Microsoft Security Essential is decent. Any other suites out there? Prefer all in one. Dont want to install and update different security software. Although I do supplement with Malwarebytes. Will only be using pc 10-14 days at the most. Thanks


Hi,

I heard it said on these forums that MSE is better for W7.
Sounds like you have an older OS, perhaps XP.

Still, I would consider MSE for your all in one temporary security protection.

BTW, good to hear your accident is covered.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

I recommend and use Avira Free which runs in real-time unless you set it otherwise. I also use SuperAntispyware Free and Malwarebytes Free as on-demand scanners. You already have MBAM and mentioned wanting only a few programs, so I think you'll be fine w/o SAS.

For Windows XP computers, I usually recommend Comodo Firewall (free), but since it's only going to be used for about two weeks, you may be better off w/o it. Comodo takes some time to understand what programs you like and can be overwhelming in the beginning. Zone Alarm Free Firewall may be better for your needs. I haven't used it personally, but a lot of other folks recommend it for Windows XP. If you do pick Comodo, make sure you un-check the option to install the supplied anti-virus because you only need the firewall. Comodo's anti-virus isn't that great from what I hear, so I wouldn't choose it over Avira.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:49 AM

View Postloops09, on 21 April 2011 - 07:09 PM, said:

Has this happened to anyone else? I was doing homework on the couch. When I got up, the velcro strap on the cord stuck to the (fabric) couch and yanked the laptop out of my hand. It fell to the floor, breaking the screen. It didn't crack, just turned black like a big ink blob. Luckily Asus has accidential warranty if you register, and they are going to fix it. In the mean time, I'm using my old xp pc in the spare room. It has outdated security.

Anyone recommend a free interent security suite (firewall, anti-virus, spyware)? I know Microsoft Security Essential is decent. Any other suites out there? Prefer all in one. Dont want to install and update different security software. Although I do supplement with Malwarebytes. Will only be using pc 10-14 days at the most. Thanks


Try avast. That's what I use.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:05 PM

What's wrong with MSE on XP? I've been doing that for quite a while. Is the older firewall in XP (and I think MSE uses the one built into windows) inadequate?
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:57 PM

Loops: What is your ISP?? The cheapest and most comprehensive anti-virus support may be with your ISP's security suite. It is my firm conviction that the ISP's have all the power to stop those virises at their servers and NOT pass them on to their users. If they can't stop it, no amount of money paid to any writers of software can really be effective as the ISP's themselves.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:02 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 23 April 2011 - 12:05 PM, said:

What's wrong with MSE on XP? I've been doing that for quite a while. Is the older firewall in XP (and I think MSE uses the one built into windows) inadequate?

Yes, the firewall in Windows XP that was added with SP2 is inadequate. It provides protection only from incoming connections and does so simply by setting a program block/unblock. The firewall in Vista and 7 is much better. It protects from incoming & outgoing connections and has a huge list of preset settings for various applications, protocols, and ports.

I don't see how using MSE on Win XP is any worse than on Win 7. The system requirements say MSE is fine on Win XP. I think suggesting MSE is better on Win 7 is a psychological thing because both programs were released around the same time and both are widely popular. Looking at the Features & Benefits, I don't see anything that says Vista/7 only. It's the same program on all 3 operating systems.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:52 PM

View Postloops09, on 21 April 2011 - 07:09 PM, said:

Has this happened to anyone else? I was doing homework on the couch. When I got up, the velcro strap on the cord stuck to the (fabric) couch and yanked the laptop out of my hand. It fell to the floor, breaking the screen. It didn't crack, just turned black like a big ink blob. Luckily Asus has accidential warranty if you register, and they are going to fix it. In the mean time, I'm using my old xp pc in the spare room. It has outdated security.

Anyone recommend a free interent security suite (firewall, anti-virus, spyware)? I know Microsoft Security Essential is decent. Any other suites out there? Prefer all in one. Dont want to install and update different security software. Although I do supplement with Malwarebytes. Will only be using pc 10-14 days at the most. Thanks

I found a stand alone Norton Anti virus 2010 disk I had stored away in my desk. I accidently bought it on ebay last year. It was one of those 3 in da morning purchases where I didn't read the description well and thought I was getting Norton 360. Anyways, I installed Comodo firewall, the Norton anti virus, and updated Spyware Terminator. It's exactly what I didn't want to do, having to update different softwares, but I read mostly good reviews about Comodo on the forum. Is this adaquate? Is the Norton 2010 fine for a year? The Spyware Terminator was already on the pc. It has real time protection. Do I need the ST, or should I uninstall it? Thanks again.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:05 AM

I had enough with Dell's pre-installed Mafee.

I ditched it and got Avast, which I like a lot better. Malwarebytes is my backup.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

View PostQueenPendragon, on 29 April 2011 - 08:05 AM, said:

I had enough with Dell's pre-installed Mafee.

I ditched it and got Avast, which I like a lot better. Malwarebytes is my backup.



Yeah, I use it myself. You will still need an good Antispyware App as well. SUPERantispyware is good, but the FREE version doesn't run actively and you want something that will run actively to go with the the Avast! A/v you have installed. I will look and see what I can find as nothing comes to mind at the moment. Here is some information on SUPERantispyware. I got the Pro version for $29.95 and opted for a lifetime license for a total of $39.90. I use Webroot Spysweeper elsewhwere, which comes free with MSN Premium.

This post has been edited by coastie65: 29 April 2011 - 08:19 AM

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:13 AM

View Postcoastie65, on 29 April 2011 - 08:09 AM, said:

View PostQueenPendragon, on 29 April 2011 - 08:05 AM, said:

I had enough with Dell's pre-installed Mafee.

I ditched it and got Avast, which I like a lot better. Malwarebytes is my backup.



Yeah, I use it myself. You will still need an good Antispyware App as well. SUPERantispyware is good, but the FREE version doesn't run actively and you want something that will run actively to go with the the Avast! A/v you have installed. I will look and see what I can find as nothing comes to mind at the moment.


I used to use Spybot Search and Destroy...is it any good?
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:12 AM

View PostQueenPendragon, on 29 April 2011 - 08:13 AM, said:

View Postcoastie65, on 29 April 2011 - 08:09 AM, said:

View PostQueenPendragon, on 29 April 2011 - 08:05 AM, said:

I had enough with Dell's pre-installed Mafee.

I ditched it and got Avast, which I like a lot better. Malwarebytes is my backup.



Yeah, I use it myself. You will still need an good Antispyware App as well. SUPERantispyware is good, but the FREE version doesn't run actively and you want something that will run actively to go with the the Avast! A/v you have installed. I will look and see what I can find as nothing comes to mind at the moment.


I used to use Spybot Search and Destroy...is it any good?


Hi. I can't really say as I have never used it and I haven't looked at any reviews on it as yet. For whatever reason, I am a bit skeptical of it though.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

I used Spybot for years but ditched it within the past 2-3 for Malwarebytes. Spybot wasn't doing a good job protecting from, detecting, and removing malware. I haven't heard anything good about it in a long time and would say it's best days are behind us. It had a good run.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:35 AM

View PostAgentF, on 29 April 2011 - 10:19 PM, said:

I used Spybot for years but ditched it within the past 2-3 for Malwarebytes. Spybot wasn't doing a good job protecting from, detecting, and removing malware. I haven't heard anything good about it in a long time and would say it's best days are behind us. It had a good run.


Oh, so Malwarebytes does find Spyware?
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:39 AM

View PostQueenPendragon, on 30 April 2011 - 07:35 AM, said:

View PostAgentF, on 29 April 2011 - 10:19 PM, said:

I used Spybot for years but ditched it within the past 2-3 for Malwarebytes. Spybot wasn't doing a good job protecting from, detecting, and removing malware. I haven't heard anything good about it in a long time and would say it's best days are behind us. It had a good run.


Oh, so Malwarebytes does find Spyware?


Yep. It is very good and I have it installed as an on demand scanner for that reason.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:33 AM

Kaspersky Internet Security would be the good choice.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

Internet Security Suite is a software Bundle of several security tools to protect your computer. There is lots of such suite available in the market from the world leading Security software companies like Kaspersky, TrendMicro, McAfee, Norton, AVG and many more. Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 is the best security system.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:03 AM

Norton is the best internet security suite. you get full support from the Norton chat team at any time.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:42 AM

Hello guys.....

I am use Avast Antivirus. I think it is better then other antivirus. Try to use it.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

Avira Free is the best i use.
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