Old 2nd March 2007, 22:43   #1
S-uper_T-oast
Forum King
 
S-uper_T-oast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fnord?!
Posts: 2,657
Internet Security Suites

I'm sure there is countless threads about different parts of security suites, but I see no harm in one for the whole package. I'm currently looking for getting a nice full-featured security suites. I've dabbled around with having various separate programs for each thing, but it gets annoying having so much clutter. I have four main criteria:
1. Virus/Malware(adware, spyware, keyloggers, etc...) Protection (both passive and active if possible)
2. Firewall
3. Easy to use and not annoying
4. Low resource usage

Any suggestions are open, I have already tried the AVG one, the Bitdefender one (resourse hog), and tried using the Kapersky one but it wouldn't work, also the parts that worked annoyed me to no end. Anyone have any other ideas? My favorite so far is the AVG one, but am open to any others.
S-uper_T-oast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2007, 22:50   #2
ASD5A
Titeleinzigartigkeit
Senior Member
 
ASD5A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: under a bridge
Posts: 620
you may try the mcafee internet security suite or linx plus common sense.

oversized e-penis replacement
ASD5A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2007, 23:10   #3
Smeggle
Just Strolling By
(Major Dude)
 
Smeggle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: A Long Winding Road.....
Posts: 3,250
I'd say the AVG one is your best bet - most others are very resource heavy especially McAfee, Symantec (Norton).....

Music is Life, Love and Happiness :|: Life is Music. Serren - 1985 - 2005
Religion? Religion is a Blasphemy against humanity - From the film What the Bleep do we know

siggy link So stumbling? whats it all about
Smeggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2007, 23:32   #4
Atmo
The Freak
(Forum King)
 
Atmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,400
If you're behind a NAT router, all you need is a good anti virus. Actually, you can get away without AV if you're really careful. If you're on a LAN with multiple machines, enable the windows firewall to protect yourself from any attacks originating from inside the lan. A software firewall that filters both incoming and outgoing packets can be worthwhile, but only if you know how to configure it properly. If not, it's less than useless.

If you really need an active spyware scanner, you're going to run into problems anyway, as none will pick up everything. Dont use IE, or at a bare minimum, disable activex/javascript for all sites outside your trusted zone if you must use it. I'd even recommend disabling javascript if you're using firefox (noscript makes it easy to whitelist pages). Dont install software from untrusted sources. Read the eula for everything you install. If you do that, the chances of spy/malware making it onto your system are very, very low.
Atmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Community Center > General Discussions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump