Antivirus N Firewall in need

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by dragonfire665, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Senior Member

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    Ok this is going to be a simple thread with hopes to get a quick nice answers. Since im dual booting Vista Ultimate x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate 64x, i have being in search for a good firewall for my Windows 7. Here is the thing, last year i bough CA internet Security Plus 2008 (5 pc users). I only use one key, with Vista Ultimate x64 and it installed both personal firewall and antivirus. I went ahead and tried to install it on Windows 7, but i was only successful to install the Antivirus and still use one of my 5 keys, for some reason it saids that the personal firewall was not compatible. Ok fine, i did some reaserch, it looks like only 2010 Internet Suite is capable of being install with 7 but i still did not understand how come the antivirus could but not the personal firewall. So fine, i have no personal firewall so im using Windows Firewall, which it seems fine but i prefer a 3rd party.

    Now when my girl got her Acer Windows home Premium 7 x64 (yesterday) i went ahead and tried to atleast install CA antivirus since i noticed from my last personal tried it was going to be the only thing, but not it says on her that is not compatible at all. So now im really confuse, how in the heck can it work on Ultimate but not on Home.

    So now im in search of a good antivirus and personal firewall i dont care if i have to pay, but does anyone have any suggestion?
     
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  2. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Choose ESET security or AVG security suites. Both are damned good and have AV, FW, Malware agents, Heuristics, browser integration (IE and FF) and both use very little recources, which i think is important too for a pleasant experience.

    EDIT : THey're not free though
     
  3. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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  5. eaponte23

    eaponte23 MDL Member

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    Honestly you can't pay for a better firewall than Comodo's Firewall, and that's free! It's pretty straightforward and easy to configure. works in Win7 32 and 64 bit. Outpost has another good firewall also.

    For anti virus you can go with Microsoft Security Edition. MS did a pretty damn good job with this and it doesn't cost a thing. No false positives like avast and Avira AntiVir have either. That can become an issue if your a "pirate" like me ;)
    Can't be fully configured like the others but it gets the job done.
     
  6. christantoan

    christantoan MDL Junior Member

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    I think NIS 2010 good, light, pulse updates, etc etc
     
  7. eaponte23

    eaponte23 MDL Member

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    I agree Phazor I've tried AVG and wasn't impressed at all. AVG is slower than MS, Antivir and avast! and takes up more space and resources than them aswell.
     
  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    #9 genuine555, Oct 30, 2009
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    dunno which avg u used, but i don't even notice it's there when it's scanning in background or retrieving updates. very LITTLE recources. About 12mb in 8 processes...talking about the commerial 9.0 suite here...and as i have said formarly in another thread, the free edition can't be compared to the commercial one cause they're totally different as to performance,recources and funcionality. So if you tried 8.5 or 9.0 free, so have i, and also wasn't impressed. then tried 9.0 the commercial suite, and it is very different and doesn't have those issues stated above...

    EDIT : K works well, but it is a recource-hogg compared to avast,avg and antivir bigtime...
     
  9. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Yes, i was talking about the free version.

    (Last time i tested was ~1 month ago. Will do another test as soon as i have the time to check whether they have fixed it for the free version in the meantime too.)
     
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  10. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    They haven't. like i said, i've tried them recently, and free performance is totally different from the commerial suite. Don't know why exactly, but let's just say i hate the free edition bigtime, it's garbage, but i love the security suite.
     
  11. Phazor

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    Thats true. AVG and AntiVir (free) are about on the same level when it comes to performance and resource-usage. If there is any difference at all then it has to be marginal.

    I myself always preferred AVG too. Only reason i switched to AntiVir anyway was because the above mentioned issues practically forced me to. Otherwise i had kept it, simply because i always liked it better...
     
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  12. Phazor

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    I disagree. :)

    Its definitely not garbage, and perfectly enough for a private PC if the user is able to use it in conjunction with some common sense.

    Those who download each and every bit of 0day and open each and every attachment outside a sandbox environment are beyond rescue anyway...
     
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  13. genuine555

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    AntiVir is a very good AV, especially for being free, don't get me wrong, and ppl that use it will definitely love it.
    But avg's new suite took me by surprise, and i prefer it now (for the moment).
     
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  15. gorski

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    When I used the suite, a while back - it was garbage and all the independent tests confirmed it.

    Avira and Comodo freeware were much better. Not allowing almost anything in.

    Combine it with CCleaner, Spybot and Spywareblaster and it's fine!
     
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    #17 eaponte23, Oct 30, 2009
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    I use all of the above except for Avira (I like MS Security Essential). I tried disabling Avira's splash screen and that annoying popup after updates to only have it return every single time. I also had a high number of false positives when downloading some apps and keygens that were harmless. After awhile it just got too annoying. All in all it's a great av but not good enough for my tastes.

    I'm not a big fan of suites and all in one security apps. I've had bad luck with them before and like separate av and firewalls to get the job done.
     
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    +1 to gorski..best combination you can ever fine..I have it on my pc... both run lights ....

    You can't go wrong go with either of them....

    try it man...both are free and best one out there..except kaspersky where you have to pay if u got extra money... but Avira does the same job for free...then why pay...
     
  19. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Avira Personal + Comodo Firewall Pro + Malwarebytes = Win (All Freeware)
     
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