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Scouserlol
11-05-2008, 07:31 PM
So what's the best spyware/anti virus combo to use then? After a week or so of having a new machine and realising I don't have an Anti Virus on it... I've started getting pop up windows in IE playing videos with crap on and can't browse/log in certain sites. Sigh.

Ajial
11-05-2008, 08:52 PM
So what's the best spyware/anti virus combo to use then? After a week or so of having a new machine and realising I don't have an Anti Virus on it... I've started getting pop up windows in IE playing videos with crap on and can't browse/log in certain sites. Sigh.

Dont use that ;)

Stunted
12-05-2008, 08:51 AM
I use Panda AV/Firewall, Cost me 25 quid in pc world, not a system hog and picks up/blicks most things.

Scouserlol
12-05-2008, 09:01 AM
I think I'm going to just use the Norton 360 license we have in work :)

Zvijer
12-05-2008, 09:13 AM
norton use 2 much of the system resources and thats why i dont like it, ussusally i use NOD32 with adaware and works fine for me

Bunneh
12-05-2008, 09:31 AM
Using AVG still. Not had any problems.

Ruoste
12-05-2008, 11:56 AM
For anti-virus, AVG free edition, http://free.grisoft.com/
Don't use IE, that's just silly.

BigBadAlex
14-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Avast (free antivirus), Adaware, and Firefox with the Noscript addon.....lovely combo!

Mistoria
14-05-2008, 09:03 PM
AVG free edition and same as alex with firefox+noscript

If you're behind a router then the addition of a software firewall isn't tooo critical, more useful for controlling problems accessing the network from your computer.

Bunneh
15-05-2008, 10:50 AM
Noscript is brilliant, it can be a tad irksome at times but I won't browse without it.

I ran Spybot Search and Destroy a few days back, it found nothing, where as Adaware found a shedload of cookies and a bacon butty.

Zarcon
29-07-2008, 11:42 AM
AVG works like a charm http://free.avg.com/ww.download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

Anathema
29-07-2008, 12:05 PM
ESET Smart Security is the best anti-virus / firewall combo. You get what you pay for really, I've found AVG, Avast! and other free anti-virus solutions to be more than a little crap. Avast! particularly has an annoying level of false positives.

As for a secure browser, Opera implements more (and more pedantically) security protocols than Firefox, has built in fraud prevention, built in NoScript, built in ad blocker and is faster, smaller with more features.

Links
ESET (http://www.eset.com/)
Opera (www.opera.com)

Flawless
29-07-2008, 01:17 PM
Shit someone got in before me, What the above said ESET Aka. NOD32 (try the free trial if you have to), as for Norton, its more bloated than Vista.

Lednar
30-07-2008, 07:33 PM
Running AVG, Comodo Firewall and using Opera with urlfilter. Works pretty good.
Oh, and CCleaner.

Karadros
31-07-2008, 02:20 AM
IE

Norton

lol