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bluefox BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS + FREE FIREWALL
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New to forum,i have kis 2009 IS runs out in 2 weeks any ideas of best free versions. Would be good to hear from around the world. cheers

puget1 RE: BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS + FREE FIREWALL
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Windows Vista "Home Basic"
Service Pack 1
MsXML 4.0 SP 2
Mozilla 3.5.+
AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core Processor4000+2.10GHz
2GB Ram 32 bit OS
Avast,Ad-Aware,A-squared,Windows Defender,Io bit Security 360v1.0,Io Bit Advanced System Care Professional(Payed)

You will probably find that avast is what most go with in forum you can do scans on your schedule

For fire wall I like Zone Alarm because of zone protection
Of course this is like shooting yourself in the foot all have their preferences

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jackwillis RE: BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS + FREE FIREWALL
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Look into a-square (free) (available through filehippo). It is a German company (EMSI) that finds all sorts of malware far more throughly than any other program. I have look at every program on the market except for Norton (that I won't let near my computers) and it beats that all (both free and costly). It is something that one runs at night to scan any drives you want to scan. It is not a firewall. For that I use both ZoneAlam and AVG. AVG is not good at finding bad infections, but it is good at catching some probes that ZoneAlarm lets through.
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michaelsalis RE: BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS + FREE FIREWALL
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This is a minefield, ask 1,000 people and you will come up with 1,000 different answers!!!!!

Somebody suggested a site called Gizmo's Freeware Reviews:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/

I use some of the programs listed above, for "non standard" antivirus/antispyware progams I do like the Iobit programs already mentioned and the can be used in free and paid for versions.

I like to keep my programs as upto date as possible and have been using Filehippo Update Checker and recently found a similar program from CNET called Techtracker:

http://www.filehippo.com

http://www.cnet.com/techtracker/app/

I hope some of this is of help.

Michael

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Anthony Wells RE: BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS + FREE FIREWALL
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As concerns Ian "Gizmo" Richards' site linked above by Michael , I would also highly recommend it for unbiased advice on Free software in general .

The site has just launched a "security wizard" to give you advice "tailored" to you/ and your habits .

Here is the direct link (I would click on the "more" link in the page text for more info before you try the wizard) :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/secwiz

Hope this helps .

Take care
Anthony

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