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Windows 7: Do I need another Firewall

24 Aug 2010   #11
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What is your personal firewall?


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24 Aug 2010   #12
dranfu

 

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24 Aug 2010   #13
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What AV do you use also? I'm currently using kaspersky internet security 2011. I'm running out of time to renew my subscription. So I was thinking of going with ESET Smart Security 4
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24 Aug 2010   #14
dranfu

 

ESET is great. I personally think International - G Data Software AG is the best. It wins Advanced++ detection consistently on AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org
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24 Aug 2010   #15
dranfu

 

Everyone on here has a different opinion, but for free AV's, I think Avast is darn good. Paid, I will always Choose G-Data.
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24 Aug 2010   #16
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks! One thing I was never sure about, what's the difference between Internet Security and Anti-Virus
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24 Aug 2010   #17
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Thanks! One thing I was never sure about, what's the difference between Internet Security and Anti-Virus

This may help you understand -


Anti Virus applications are probably the oldest form of protection from malicious programs. They simply scan for the signature of any known virus. They cannot prevent any virus that is unrecognised. Later on, more advanced features like heuristics were added. Heuristic is a method of monitoring the activities of a specific program and deciding whether it behaves like a virus. It would then alert the user and ask for the best course of action. Though, it might not be 100% accurate, it provides more security compared to the older method.

Internet Security software is not a single program, but is usually composed of more than one application that aims to provide total protection to its user. Still at its core is an Anti Virus program.The other applications in the suite provide more security from the threats that have currently arisen.
Another application that is essential in an internet security suite is a firewall. A firewall restricts other people on the internet from gaining access to your computer or network by refusing connection requests and any other communications from the outside and even from applications that are running on your computer.
There are also applications that can protect you from spyware / malware programs.

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