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AVG anit virus plus firewall beta

Has anybody downloaded the above.

I have ZA firewall on and would the AVG Firewall interfere with it.

Liz

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Re: AVG and Zonealarm

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You are confusing: in the subject you mention AVG Antivirus, in your question AVG Firewall.

It wouldn't make sense to have two firewalls running (three if you include the one that comes with Windows XP). But it certainly makes sense to have both a firewall and an antivirus program. It's very well possible to combine Zonealarm firewall with AVG Antivirus.


Kees

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AVG and Zone Alarm

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Sorry to be confusing - I know it is bad policy to run two firewalls together - I took off my Microsoft one when I installed Zone Alarm.

Its just that AVG have brought out a Beta version of AVG7 WITH its own firewall and I wondered if anyone had tried it.

Liz

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AVG...........

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Why don't you try it and see? You can always delete!
Can you shut off the AVG firewall, and run just the ZA?
Or visa versa? ZA is a GOOD firewall, and AVG is a GOOD free AV program. Maybe you can run them both that way.

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AVG

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I think I prefer to stick to ZA and see if I can just download AVG 7 - I am having problems in getting my Norton AV updates (and not on my own) so I am thinking of going back to AVG. The problem was when it first came out I downloaded it but had problems with my emails and went back to Norton - worse luck.

Liz

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AVG...........

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I think you've made a wise decision! God Luck!

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AVG and ZA...

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Hi Liz,
I used the AVG Free Version along with Zone Alarm Firewall, for close to a year, with no problems. I had Norton 2003 as a backup and kept it disabled except to update. When my Norton subscription expired, I removed Norton completely. I went to AVG Pro ( paid version ) so now I Use AVG Pro and Zone Alarm Free. No problems at all.
Good Luck
Larry

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avg free anti virus vs norton, what do I do? HELP

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Per the Dell help desk paid support line, [that I paid a bundle for] I was told to uninstall my norton systemworks which I have had nothing but problems with since I installed it, and to run avg free version along with ad-aware, and the new microsoft anti spyware beta. My concern is whether or not I'm REALLY protected from new viruses, and getting new virus definitions like I would with norton. Can anybody tell me if this avg free program is really better than norton anti spyware 2005? I wish I had never bothered with norton systemworks, but the anti virus is my concern!
I have a dell dimension desktop 4300, running windows xp, sp2, my isp is earthlink, I have 512mb ram and an internal hard drive with 20gb, and an external with 40gb.I also run registry mechanic, and spybot search and destroy.
I had to reinstall my os recently due to spyware, adware, and viruses while running norton systemworks, so I've had it with that program! But what about the rest of these things I'm running, and is there a big advantage to the paid avg program as opposed to the free one? Dell says no, but every tech that I talk to at dell gives me completely different advice, and I am REALLY, REALLY, CONFUSED!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP Bill R

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Bill, In The End, It's Your Decision...But...

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....all of the tools that you have been referred to will work well. Many users on these forums use the FREE AVG program and it has served them well. The AVG antivirus updates well and detects viruses effectively..The primary benefit of AVG over Norton's System Works is that it doesn't put a strain on the system (lots of background programs running with System Works) and therefore your computer can run smoother.

Likewise Ad-Aware and the Microsoft Antispyware Beta program are excellent for preventing and detecting spyware and other types of malware.

Another suggestion for you is to make your internet browser more secure...(Surfing the internet is the most common method of becoming infected with spyware) The most common method of spyware redirects is inappropriate scripting and ActiveX controls on various websites. You can use a browser like Firefox which doesn't use ActiveX controls at all OR you can "harden" up Internet Explorer security settings so that ActiveX and scripting are set to "disable" or "prompt".

Those security settings in Internet Explorer can be reached by opening the Control Panel, double click on "Internet Options", choose the "Security" tab, click on the "Internet" icon (the world globe), then click on the "Custom Level" button. Once that opens, then scroll down to the "ActiveX Controls and Plugins" section and the "Scripting" section and place a CHECK mark in the "Disable" or "Prompt" box (instead of "enable") next to the "Safe" settings. Leave the "unsafe" options to "disabled". Click on "Apply", then OK, etc.

To download and use the free Firefox browser, use the link below:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

But remember, YOU are the best "tool" in preventing malware of all types..Be cautious when visiting unknown websites. (Don't click on any links unless you know what they're for.) Delete all unknown e-mail messages. (Remember what curiosity did to the cat.) And visit the Virus and Security Alerts forum, then READ and LEARN about the various exploits that are out there. Education about the problem can't hurt.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Avg for ever

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Hi Bill,

I have been using AVG for about 7 years and have had no problems whatsoever, I also use Ad-Aware, SpyBot S&D, Microsoft AntiSpyware, SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard.
I run XP Home SP2. A friend recently went on the internet for the first time using Norton's AV and in 2 months had collected more viruses and Trojans not to mention spyware than I could imagine, spent a whole day cleaning his system and getting it working again.
I also use Cleanup and Reg Seeker and I clean my system after every Internet session, probably overkill, but it works for me. I might also add it took an hour and 44 minutes to update everything on the 2 computers on our network today (Dial-up Connection) such is the price of security!

Max

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Will ZA firewall interfere?

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Let us know if you try the AVG beta version!

Im using AVG Pro, with Zone Alarm Pro, Spybot, and others. Im also using the firewall in my modem/router thereby using two levels of firewall protection with no conflicts what so ever!

Im a mid level user and "if" I understand correctly my own set up...one is a hardware FW while ZA is a software FW and this is probably "why" im having no conflicts. FYI.

I do find that both ZA and AVG seem to be as friendly to other programs as possible (as compared to others) but where both are software I would guess a working test may be the only answer.

Zone Alarm website has a great users forum. They may already have the answer there!

Ken

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Re: I asked ZA forum @ will report back

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I forwarded this question to the pros at Zone Alarm and will let you know the outcome. I dont know if anyone there has tried yet.

Ken

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No luck in ZA forum

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So far it does not appear that anyone in the ZA forum has tried these two together yet. I only received one reply saying it likely will not work due to using two software firewalls together. FYI.
Ken

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new reply from ZA forum reports no conflicts (but)..

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I got a new reply from an advanced user in ZA's forum stating she has been using the new beta version w/ZA running and so far so good. No conflicts. She did add that of course everyones puter is different. Depending on OS, config., utilities, etc...

Just FYI,
Ken

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