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Old August 22, 2008, 06:12 PM
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i found an interesting site...

Internet Security Suites Software Review 2008

do you trust this review?


i heard many reviews about nod32, kaspersky, norton and zonealarm

norton supposed to very good...
nod32 is second...


i have used BitDefender but i feel i missed many important about it.. hardly notified by it... (virus, spyware, etc)

anyway... i currently used zonealarm suite... pretty good but little hog resource especially bad start up...


what do you think?


ps. why nobody review comodo firewall pro and av :\

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Old August 22, 2008, 06:41 PM
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norton and zone alarm are crap! CRAP CRAP.

Kaspersky and NOD are great tho.

I don't use anything to be honest. No anti-virus or firewall.

I have a router and firefox and thats all I need; in fact its all ANYONE needs.
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Old August 22, 2008, 07:08 PM
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i dont believe you if you dont need suite... i mean xp and vista is very huge victim and targeted by hacker. etc...

please go ahead scan your computer by spyware doctor... you will find one or more spyware or even torgan...


firefox is just internet browser as ie and opera :\
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Old August 22, 2008, 07:19 PM
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i dont believe you if you dont need suite... i mean xp and vista is very huge victim and targeted by hacker. etc...

please go ahead scan your computer by spyware doctor... you will find one or more spyware or even torgan...


firefox is just internet browser as ie and opera :\
Sorry but to even think like you do shows you how gullible you are by media and others out there.

Yes I perhaps do have spyware but a virus? Not at all.

If I do have spyware its from those annoying popups that are extremely difficult to stop.
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Old August 22, 2008, 07:36 PM
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you might be right... but better than sorry.... ;p


and do you know about spyblaster? only block known spywares easily...
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you might be right... but better than sorry.... ;p


and do you know about spyblaster? only block known spywares easily...
Theres no need to be better than sorry. As long as you pay attention to what your doing and don't do dumb stuff (what happens more often than not) you should be fine.

You only get things like viruses from opening bad emails which usually will happen with Outlook or Incredimail or opening a archived file from somewhere or someone you don't know.
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well i used torrents a lot... rarely msn...

spyware/torgan/virus/etc could be anywhere...
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well i used torrents a lot... rarely msn...

spyware/torgan/virus/etc could be anywhere...
I use torrents daily and they can't contain a virus or spyware unless its an archived file and even then that could only end up as a virus/worm on your machine.

Spyware/Trojans are only OUT there by going to odd sites and pop up windows.

Viruses are only in archived files.

You're really thinking to much into this.
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norton and zone alarm are crap! CRAP CRAP.

Kaspersky and NOD are great tho.

I don't use anything to be honest. No anti-virus or firewall.

I have a router and firefox and thats all I need; in fact its all ANYONE needs.
While I agree that's all the COMPUTER SAVVY person needs, it's not all "anyone" needs. "Anyone" opens retarded spam e-mails in Outlook Express ... "Anyone" downloads and installs software that comes up via pop-ups (and don't tell me Firefox doesn't get pop-ups because it does, just less of them) ... "Anyone" goes to porn sites, warez sites, and other shady websites ... "Anyone" accepts infected files through MS Messenger ...

Active protection is generally not overly detrimental to the computing experience, but can save "Anyone's" ass when they do retarded shit online.

As for Norton, it's essentially useless. At least 90% of the computers we get in at my store with virus infections are running Norton. Symantec (Norton) gives us FREE software to use at work and we won't even touch it. It's a complete waste of time. We tried it once and ESET.com's free online scan did a better job of finding and removing viruses while being several times faster. For bad infections where the customer absolutely refuses a backup and reformat, we run Kaspersky w/ adjusted settings; it takes forever (we usually let it run overnight), but it gets the job done extremely well.

Bitdefender is okay. It has had more than its fair share of problems this year, though.

Zone Alarm has all the potential to be a great security suite; Kaspersky anti-virus engine, excellent firewall, and a decent anti-spyware engine. The only problem is that Check Point's software engineers can't seem to get them all to work together properly and the end result is a catastrophe. The software has so many reliability and compatibility issues, in my experience, that you should just stay clear of it.

Kaspersky is fantastic. It's easily the best security suite on the market. Just be aware that it does start to bog your startup time down over time, although they release new versions on a near-quarterly basis, so uninstalling the old version and installing the new version (while retaining the same license info) takes care of that issue while upgrading your protection level.

NOD32 is a great anti-virus, but their security suite is mediocre and completely defeats all that is good about NOD32, which is top-notch protection with nearly non-existant system impact. System impact is nearly as much as Kaspersky while the quality of the non-AV software (firewall, parental controls, etc.) is definitely inferior. The user interface is also not nearly as good nor is customer support. NOD32 vs. KAV is a toss-up, but KIS runs circles around ESET Smart Security.
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Old August 23, 2008, 06:33 AM
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I use zonealarm at work, er well I used to, its high maintenance. I just ignore it now, never again.
Got McAfee for home, that was a big mistake. My subscription ran out, but it still
has a need to pop up randomly. It hates some MS help files too, crashes every time.
When I reformat this comp again, itís gone.
Sad part is, I canít ever remember getting a virusÖ.

Think Iíll try AVG this time. Iím a sucker for punishment.
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