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any free of charge firewall and antivirus to recommend?

Postby oneilcrowley2000 » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:04 pm

any good free of charge firewall and antivirus to recommend???

is firewall same as spyware remover???


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:33 pm

Free Firewall, try ZoneAlarm
Free Antivirus Software try AVG
Free Adaware remover try Adaware
Spyware remover try Spybot

Google for each. all free. all good

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Postby riversandlakes » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 7:27 am

AVG rocks!

Imho, for long-term spyware/adware fix, dump Internet Explorer and go Firefox.
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Postby UncleO » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 8:28 am

riversandlakes wrote:AVG rocks!


Agree :)

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Postby oneilcrowley2000 » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 8:45 am

IS adware a spyware remover???

so if have adware why need spybot??? :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:55 am

oneilcrowley2000 wrote:IS adware a spyware remover???

so if have adware why need spybot??? :???:


Adware and spyware aren't the same thing. Adware get rid of the pop-up banners that are generated due to your surfing preferences and spyware tends to send somebody personal information about yourself, i.e., keystroke loggers, bank accounts numbers, passwords and the like.

It is better to have a bit more than you need rather than a bit less. Forewarned is forearmed.

And Firefox is not secure either but moreso than windoze. I am also a firm believer of firefox. Currently using Firefox/1.5.0.4. :wink: Love the tabbed browsing with 5 expat forums for homepages!

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Postby Bremen » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 11:10 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And Firefox is not secure either but moreso than windoze. I am also a firm believer of firefox. Currently using Firefox/1.5.0.4. :wink: Love the tabbed browsing with 5 expat forums for homepages!


Plus, being able to open links in a new tab by just clicking on them with the middel mouse button is sooooooo convenient for forums and news sites.
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Postby Matney » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 5:10 pm

Not computer smart, but as I'm on a ibook, would I need to install all or any of the above items to protect my notebook? Or these for PC only? Thanks.

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Postby Bremen » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 6:07 pm

PC only. nobody cares enough about macs to bother to write spyware for them. ;)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 9:05 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :cool:

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Postby Matney » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 2:23 am

That's what I thought! :lol: =D> :lol:

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Postby riversandlakes » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 3:13 am

Tabs! Best thing since buttered bread :D

Are you guys using the Colorful Tabs plugin? What an eye candy! :D

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Postby oneilcrowley2000 » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 9:11 am

SO that means if I have ad-aware I still need spybot???

spybot is better or spyware doctor???

both are free??

I heard spyware doctor comes out later right??

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 10:44 pm

oneilcrowley2000 wrote:SO that means if I have ad-aware I still need spybot???

spybot is better or spyware doctor???

both are free??

I heard spyware doctor comes out later right??


When in doubt try both. Everybody has their preferences based on their own surfing habits. If you are inclined to click on banners and whatnot out of curiosity then the more the better. Another option that I have used in the past is the HOST file.

If you want a good place to start I would suggest some reading at mpvs.org Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites

There are quite a few good pages/topics here that you may want to bookmark.

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Postby G5793858M » Mon, 26 Jun 2006 6:46 pm

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