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Old 12-16-2005, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the Best Antivirus software?
And what's the best Firewall software?
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AVG bar-none best antivirus

I dont use software firewalls so i couldnt answer the 2nd part.
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Symantec Antivirus 10 Corporate Edition

Zone Alarm 6 Pro
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nod 32 and Nvidia. it is a hardward software combo.

Zone alarm 6 is good but it makes you check too many unneeded options
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NOD32 for the Anti-virus
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Based on reports it is "Kaspersky". Followed by "Nod32" and "Symantec" in a very close second/third - in no particular order.

Avast and AVG have some of the poorest detection ratings of the "top" virus engines. But they are free .. Avast! is better than AVG IMO. The community is great too.

As for firwall? For a s/w firewall, I'd just stick with Zone Alarm pro. For a free version, Zone Alarm (vanilla) is great.
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Based on reports it is "Kaspersky". Followed by "Nod32" and "Symantec" in a very close second/third - in no particular order.

Avast and AVG have some of the poorest detection ratings of the "top" virus engines. But they are free .. Avast! is better than AVG IMO. The community is great too.

As for firwall? For a s/w firewall, I'd just stick with Zone Alarm pro. For a free version, Zone Alarm (vanilla) is great.
that was one report. most reports switch between nod32 and kaspersky (nod32 has posted more number 1's than kaspersky although I judge them to be dead even) and even anvir.
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