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    Best Free Firewall and Anti-virus???

    As above really, my anti virus has just decided to corrupt?? Also my firewall programe seems to be making my PC crash??? I know there are lots of free programmes on google, but which ones should I be using????
    Any help much appreciated! ( and rep will be given for good advice!!!!)

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    AVG free edition all the way.

    there's no need to pay money for good protection. i've used AVG free for atleast 5 years and never had any problems. I've also had PC-cillin and McAfee and those two were worse as they messed up other apps and had larger memory footprints. it also performs as well as anti virus software you have to pay for, such as Norton - i'm not just making it up, it's ranked up there with them in many reputable PC magazines.

    Oh, and also, a decent free firewall is Comodo. Even the GUI looks professional (which you don't always get with free software), and it one of the best in leak tests etc.

    im using avg its upto version 8.00 and is good for me plus its freeware link here - freewarefiles.com/AVG…tml

    AVG also lets you know when you need to update it, and is easy to do so with just a click of a button!

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.

    One of the most popular free firewalls on the web, ]ZoneAlarm's comes with mixed user feedback. That said, it's easy to install and use, and has a long history to back it up.

    Original Poster

    Thanks to all of you!!! You are making me feel good, coz whilst I was posting the question, AVG was downloading to my computer!!! Nice one!!!!
    ( I have had a bad day with computers, and tomorrow is set up to be worse!!!!) :roll:
    Thanks!!!

    i also recommend you download sand boxie. if you are planning to visit sites you aren't sure about then you can just load your browser in the sand box and harmful files are unable to corrupt your OS or save themselves to your hard drive. you can even run programs that you have downloaded within the sand box and, if they turn out to be malicious, they won't harm your PC.

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    cannyscot;2151824

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.One of the most popular free firewalls on the … ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.One of the most popular free firewalls on the web, ]ZoneAlarm's comes with mixed user feedback. That said, it's easy to install and use, and has a long history to back it up.



    I am sure I have used this before!!?? My bro sets up my computers for me, but this rings a bell!! Have you heard of KERIO making systems crash before??? We think this is what is doing my ssystem in!!?? He took it off his, and it stopped crashing? Help, Im clueless!!!!:?

    make sure you are only running one firewall and one anti-virus. if you have multiple of either running it could crash your pc etc. also, a fresh install of your existing firewall may clear it up, not sure why a firewall would specifically crash your PC. maybe just try and new one like comodo or zonealarm

    use avast anti virus & comdo firewall, the 2 best, i have them both on 4 pc's and a laptop, no sign of viruses etc

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    morris7;2151842

    make sure you are only running one firewall and one anti-virus. if you … make sure you are only running one firewall and one anti-virus. if you have multiple of either running it could crash your pc etc. also, a fresh install of your existing firewall may clear it up, not sure why a firewall would specifically crash your PC. maybe just try and new one like comodo or zonealarm



    To be honest, Im not even sure Im running one!!! I have downloaded & installed AVG, but it doesnt seem 2 show up on my desktop, quick launch bar or anywhere else???? Cant even find it in programmes???? OK, I should just go to bed, its been a REALLY bad day!!!!! :cry:

    it should appear in the bottom right of your screen near the clock etc... hmmm....

    maybe your PC has some other problems :?

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    morris7;2151860

    it should appear in the bottom right of your screen near the clock etc... … it should appear in the bottom right of your screen near the clock etc... hmmm....maybe your PC has some other problems :?



    That is where I was looking for it!!!! My PC isnt running bad at tho mo!!! For Gods sake, WHY ME???? You know 1st thing tomorrow Im gonna get the baddest virus ever on my PC!!!!
    Sorry, you might think Im over-reacting, but you wanna see the S*** I have just struggled with at work!! (I update a website for my bro's mother-in-law!!!?):-(

    I did use the free version of AVG but it crashed my laptop to the point where I had to resort to the recovery disc which worked but meant I lost all my installed progs - not good news - the reason for the crash was found to be a conflict between AVG and a pre-installed av prog on the laptop which wasn't even running - since this I have steered well clear of AVG.

    Zone Alarm is a solid, trustworthy firewall - used it for years - you have to go through a few screens to get to the free edition but stick with it cos it's well worth it.

    Avast works very well with Zone Alarm and they make a great team. I also fully endorse morris7's comments on sandboxie - free prog and a great resource.

    Banned

    here we go again,

    Just why does this question get asked on practically a daily basis? maybe it should be a sticky.

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    RedSkywalker;2152063

    Avast works very well with Zone Alarm and they make a great team. I also … Avast works very well with Zone Alarm and they make a great team. I also fully endorse morris7's comments on sandboxie - free prog and a great resource.


    I used Avast until I did some research which stated Avast only could find 73% of viruses!

    AVG found 94%

    kaspersky found 96%

    Avira found 95%

    I went for Avira as its free replacing avast. AVIRA found 2 trojans in exe files that AVG and Avast had filed to find.

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    faevilangel;2151847

    use avast anti virus & comdo firewall, the 2 best, i have them both on 4 … use avast anti virus & comdo firewall, the 2 best, i have them both on 4 pc's and a laptop, no sign of viruses etc


    try installing avira and then see what viruses you have ;-)
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