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What is the best internet security suite??

The last internet security suite I bought was Norton. Since I cannot say bad words here, I will not go into detail. Lets just say Norton worked when ever it wanted, and failed. Norton often placed so much strain on the computer it even crashed it a few times. Norton ANTI-virus is a virus. Do any security suites effectivly protect your computer without sufficating it. Which of the following is the best: Trend Micro PC-cillin, F-Secure Internet Security, ZoneAlarm Internet Security, McAfee Internet Security, or Symantec Internet Security? If none of these work do you recomend an alternative?

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what i use

is avg for virus program za free, adaware, spybot search and destroy

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This is what I have on mine...

You are going to get a lot of answers to your Question, so will be your choice. I just removed Norton 2003. I now have AVG 7.0 PRO. Paid Version, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, SP2 is turned off. SpywareBlaster (Blocker) SpywareGuard, Adaware,Spybot, CW Shredder, also use Housecall on line scan. These work well for me and my machine is clean. Also use the Firefox Browser. These are my choices, but there are many more you can use.
Larry

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Also here is some good reading...
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What is the best internet security ...

Unfortunately, no single "suite" will be effective. I can give you a list of standard preventive measures, and preferred applications:

Strip down all unnecessary services, features and applications:
http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindows.htm

Hardware Firewall(highly recommended) + Windows (native) Firewall OR ZoneAlarm.

Cheapest Norton Antivirus you can get (or another antivirus application of your choice) ? only antivirus, NO extras.

Modified and locked HOSTS file:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Mozilla OR FireFox OR Opera instead of Internet Explorer.

Webroot Spy Sweeper OR Spybot + Ad-Aware AND HijackThis - for periodic scans.

All the Best!
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Additional Security Information:


Information and Computer Security Resources:
http://www.sans.org/resources/

Security Configuration Guides:
http://www.nsa.gov/snac/downloads_all.cfm

CERT:
http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/home_networks.html

Top 10 Potential Problematic Security Settings for Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555069
NOTE: (Most of them are addressed in my Guide)

AntiOnline:
http://www.antionline.com/

Counterexploitation:
http://www.cexx.org/

Home PC Firewall Guide:
http://www.firewallguide.com/
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