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Best Value Security Software

by TeCkSkAt3R / February 2, 2006 9:02 AM PST

whats the best value security software for under 50$

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(NT) (NT) What does this security software do?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 11:03 AM PST
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Security
by TeCkSkAt3R / February 3, 2006 7:32 AM PST

preferably virus protection but if it does spyware and adware scanning for a little more (15 $) i dont mind

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Free is the way to go!!!
by Alphalutra1 / February 3, 2006 8:07 AM PST
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See here http://www.castlecops.com/t116539-Guide_Make_your_own_System_Security_Suite_for_Free.html
for the guide to make a very secure computer for free.
Here are my personal preferences

Antivirus:
Antivir
Why?
Its free, has the best detection of the freebee avs, has the best heuristics of the avs, and is the lightest

Firewall
Kerio 2.1.5 or Kerio 4.2.3
Why?
The 2.1.5 is a very light no frills rule based packet filter with minimal outbound control
The 4.2.3 is a very strong and secure firewall iwth IDS, HIPS, etc. and is much better than ZoneAlarm free

Anti-Spyware
Spybot S&D, Ad-aware SE, CWShredder, a-squared, ewido, WinPatrol, Spyware Blaster
Why?
The more you have the better. Spyware blaster is vital, and WinPatrol is an excellent, lightweight, free real-time monitor

Web-filtering
Proxomitron with Grypen's filterset
MVPS HOST file
Why?
Imagine doing whatever you want to a website to make it look better for yourself, eliminate ads, popups, browser holes, etc. This is what the Proxomitron is capable of doing
The MVPS host file prevents many bad sites and ads as well.

Alphalutra1

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Try Free AVG, EWIDO and ... Zone Alarm.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2006 1:32 PM PST
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It will meet your budget.

And...

It's what I use.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) To each his own :)
by Alphalutra1 / February 6, 2006 9:57 AM PST
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