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Anti Virus Software and Firewall

by sem / July 11, 2005 1:48 AM PDT

I have a new Dell 9300 running XP Media Center w/ servce pack 2.
I have been using the demo/trial McAfee firewall and virus protection but the trial is over.

My question is - can I get the sames results w/ the free Zone alarm firewall and free AVG virus protection?

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Hi sem
by roddy32 / July 11, 2005 1:57 AM PDT

I personally don't use any of the above but many in here do with good results.

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Sure can! :)
by glenn30 / July 11, 2005 2:14 AM PDT

As Roddy mentioned I am one of those many in this forum that use both of those with excellent results and no problems... been using both for years. Both are free and top notch pieces of software.

Best of luck!


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I agree with Glenn and William...
by Larry38 / July 11, 2005 11:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure can! :)

I use AVG and ZoneAlarm, both are good programs, work well togeather, no problems.
Good Luck with whatever you choose.

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I'd never touch McAfee again
by William Randall / July 11, 2005 3:35 AM PDT

Have used McAfee off and on since '97.

Been using ZA and AVG for a NUMBER of years and have not had ANY problems whatsoever.

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by dyspyzthespyz / July 11, 2005 5:44 AM PDT

Sygate firewall (free) is the choice i usually recommend, i usually do not recommend zone alarm. AVG or Avast! are great choices in AntiVirus protection, either one.

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