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Anti Virus & Firewall Recommendation

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  • Started 6 years ago by yarivd1
  • Latest reply from taybay
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yarivd1
Posts: 22

I need an open source (or just free) anti virus and firewall.
Any recommendation?
Thanks.

Posted 6 years ago
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michael
michael
Posts: 568

For your free antivirus software, I would reccomend you look to AVG Free Edition. You can find this by doing a simple Google. I'm also sure they have a free firewall.

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Mike

Posted 6 years ago
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Antman
Antman
Posts: 164

AVG Free doesn't include a firewall. It will suffice as an antivirus but it's probably best to use one of these firewalls:

http://www.iopus.com/guides/free-firewall.htm

Posted 6 years ago
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yarivd1
Posts: 22

thank you both

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michael
michael
Posts: 568

If you want free security, I am pretty sure that Zone Alarm is still free?

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Mike

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Antman
Antman
Posts: 164

Zone Alarm just do a free firewall (and it's recommended in the link I provided) but it's not a full security suite. AVG just do a free antivirus. I don't think you can get a free solution that covers firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware. Those cost money.

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Deadpool
Posts: 13

I would recomend PC-cillin. I use it for every computer I have. It's free for three computers I think but I'm not realy sure because I bought it.

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Antman
Antman
Posts: 164

PC-cillin works on three computers when you buy it. Trend Micro, who make PC-cillin, only offer free on-line anti-virus and anti-spyware scans, and no free firewall. I'm not sure your suggestion is entirely relevant, as there are many all-in-one PC security solutions available for purchase. This person is looking for free solutions.

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rg
Posts: 1

Check out this cnet review -- Comodo Firewall -- I know they are free and I have them. It works great -- clean simple and lightweight. http://www.download.com/8301-2.....l?tag=head

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michael
michael
Posts: 568

I have always used Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, tbh.

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Mike

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Ram3L
Posts: 14

If Your A Gamer I Wouldnt Recommend AVG Free It Will Make You Lag Alot.

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michael
michael
Posts: 568

Unless you do what I once did Ram3L:

Disable it while gaming :P

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Mike

Posted 6 years ago
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Ram3L
Posts: 14

Still M8 Its Still Running Some Process In Your Task Manager Set To SYSTEM Processes You'll Still Get Kinda Laggy

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michael
michael
Posts: 568

Fine. :P What you'll want to be doing is what myself does:

Basically, I am a gamer, and yet I use Windows Firewall / Defender does me fine.

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Mike

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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

I used Avast before my university made me install bloated symantec. Avast was great. Windows firewall does the job just fine as well.

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