Okay, so I'm looking for some new Internet Security software.
I'd prefer to have a firewall and antivirus all in 1 package, but if the better results and value are in seperate ones, I'd be happy with that.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Dark System LordResiding In Insanity
10th November 2004
I personally use Avast free edition for my anti-virus and Zone Alarm Pro for my firewall and I have no problems. You could always go with Nod32 but I'm not sure if they offer a bundled package like your looking for.
Some others I know that offer bundled packages would be Zone Alarm or F-Secure. Not sure which is the better between the two since I've never used either of their bundled packages though.
I have Zone-Alarm Internet Security. It uses fairly low resources and is quite effective. It picked up stuff that my old Norton IS, and Winblows DontCare did not. I believe the antivirus part of it is a rebadged Kaspersky AV (which is also an excellent program according to many reviews). Yes, Eset (Nod32) does make an internet security suite. It is the least resource using program on the market, one of the most effective, and one of the fastest scanning programs out there. I think you can still buy a disk version @ Newegg, otherwise you have to download it from their site. The only reason I did not get the Eset Internet security suite myself is because of having to download it. I needed more than one license, (newegg did not have a multi-license version on disk) and I have a problem with paying that kind of money while not receiving a physical, retail disk.
If your willing to pay then get Norton, I seriously don't see why people think they're crap, it's blocked every virus thrown at me save one that no other's could stop anyway. It has a firewall, anti-virus and internet security.
I tried the ESET Smart Security, however I couldn't configure it to allow media sharing with my Xbox 360 correctly. I used to have Norton but found it too resource intensive.
I am now trying McAffee which I think it quite nice, and seems to work correctly.
Norton is fit for task. As far as I can see most people don't know anything about it and just say they don't like it because other people say that and they want to look knowledgeable about security.
Sophos has an excellent security product. I can't comment on the client firewall as I used Sophos in an business enviroment, but the rest of the suite is very impressive compared to other security solutions available.
Unless things have changed with the latest version, Norton has been one of the slowest antivirus programs. So bad that it bogs down the entire system.
Do I need to post some links? Currently, even the Wikipedia agrees, even though it lacks a proper source,... Norton AntiVirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its not that Norton doesn't catch the viruses, its that the others do catch them to, without bogging the computer down.
Plus, there is the fact that previous versions of Norton used Internet Explorer for its interface... :rolleyes:
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
I am using Zone Alarm Firewall, and Avira AntiVir.
Other than the occasional pop up saying to buy the "full" version of AntiVir I haven't had any problems.
Enterprise2002;4273899I am now trying McAffee which I think it quite nice, and seems to work correctly.
Well, if something about McAfee rubs you the wrong way, you might want to take a look at Kaspersky or Zone Alarm. Kaspersky has consistently received top reviews as of late, and it's resource usage is low on the charts. That said, McAfee has always, and especially lately, obtained great reviews as well. You will probably do just fine with that.
I'm using ESET NOD32, thus far it has been the best I've used. Less evasive and does not hose up or take unecessary resources...especially when I'm playing high-end video games. I like the fact that it finds "fake" Internet pages masquerading as the real deal and deflects web pages/links that contain Trojan's or attempts to establish backdoors.