Ok now using AVG free, what next should i add?

Deleted Norton and now using AVG free, looking for some advice now.

Should i download pop up stopper?

Should i turn on windows firewall? (i use bit torrents, xbox live etc..)

I already have ad aware which i run reguarly. Anyone advise anything else i should maybe download? Nothing that will slow my pc down though!

15 Comments

I think you should get Spybot, i use it, it gets rid of a lot of adaware

download comodo firewall )free one) & superantispyware (free one)

also use avast instead of avg

wrt firewalls sunbelt personal firewall is amazing and free

faevilangel;3829089

download comodo firewall )free one) & superantispyware (free one)also use … download comodo firewall )free one) & superantispyware (free one)also use avast instead of avg



ditto on the avast intead of AVG

Original Poster

dont firewalls stop downloading etc?

No good ones allow you t choose what programmes it stops connections from (sunbelt warns you when a connection is taking place)

Original Poster

bfjem;3829128

No good ones allow you t choose what programmes it stops connections from … No good ones allow you t choose what programmes it stops connections from (sunbelt warns you when a connection is taking place)



Well, windows firewall does that

makershaker;3829165

Well, windows firewall does that



Trust me...Subelt firewall wipes the floor with windows firewall, I am only offering advice here but if you don not believe a programmer then why not google it ;-)

malware bytes

Most people use a router now a days. I've always been told a router is the best firewall you can get?

bazzaric;3829206

malware bytes



I've used this a couple of times recently to clean dirty PC's, found it to be really good actually. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Firewall always better on though, no matter which one it is?

I'm currently using a router

makershaker;3829267

Firewall always better on though, no matter which one it is?I'm currently … Firewall always better on though, no matter which one it is?I'm currently using a router



Yes in general it is always safer to have a firewall on...it may slow activity slightly but shouldnt affect speed greatly if it does then you have an underlying problem with your PC. Your AVG is a virus scanner/anti spyware/web scanner affectively scans all activity and alerts of any malicious files, but it does not identify communication this is where a firewall helps it will keep track of cummunication in and out of pc....windows firewall downfall is it does not check all connections, where as sunbelt will and as far more advanced.....

That was my breif outline for you lol...very brief :-D

Banned

faevilangel;3829089

download comodo firewall )free one) & superantispyware (free one)also use … download comodo firewall )free one) & superantispyware (free one)also use avast instead of avg


ditto. Avast is much better than avg.

also use comodo firewall and turn windows fw off.

and most importantly, never use IE as its so insecure. Use firefox 3 (has built in pop-up stopper)

csiman;3831570

ditto. Avast is much better than avg.also use comodo firewall and turn … ditto. Avast is much better than avg.also use comodo firewall and turn windows fw off.and most importantly, never use IE as its so insecure. Use firefox 3 (has built in pop-up stopper)



What your opinion on ZoneAlarm? :lazy::lazy:
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Just heard this...2 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ congrats to all on 392k ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★7764698
    2. Surprise! The HUKD Summer Flamedeer Hunt 2017 **OFFICIAL THREAD** (trading …4832303
    3. TEKKEN goes mobile (iOS/Andorid)617
    4. Are these two things distinctly different to you?36199

    See more discussions