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Windows 7: Need Alternative for Zone Alarm

08 Nov 2010   #11
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use MSE and to date no problems......Along with MBAM, CCleaner,SuperAntiSpyware and a whole lot of common sense.


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08 Nov 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have no idea of the number of users of Norton with Win 7 who have had BSOD's vs. the number who use it on Windows 7 who haven't. I am not anti Norton. I simply stated a fact: Norton is a known cause of BSOD's on some, not all, Win 7 systems as are most third party security suites, period. I am sure the manufacturers will get it right; but they have not done so yet. And as I said, there are valid reason for this. I do know that from what I have seen, I cannot recommend Norton to anyone for Win 7. I am not shooting your favorite product down nor am I going to get into a urinating contest over it. The OP asked for recommendations, you gave him yours, and I gave him mine. I cannot recommend something that has the potential to cause conflicts and crashes. Norton and other third party products have caused trouble in networking also.
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08 Nov 2010   #13
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

There's nothing quite like the debates seen over the "best" anti-virus or firewall~ some people even treat their views on this almost religiously.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I have no idea of the number of users of Norton with Win 7 who have had BSOD's vs. the number who use it on Windows 7 who haven't. I am not anti Norton. I simply stated a fact: Norton is a known cause of BSOD's on some, not all, Win 7 systems as are most third party security suites, period. I am sure the manufacturers will get it right; but they have not done so yet. And as I said, there are valid reason for this. I do know that from what I have seen, I cannot recommend Norton to anyone for Win 7. I am not shooting your favorite product down nor am I going to get into a urinating contest over it. The OP asked for recommendations, you gave him yours, and I gave him mine. I cannot recommend something that has the potential to cause conflicts and crashes. Norton and other third party products have caused trouble in networking also.
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08 Nov 2010   #14
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

All I meant was to imply that, I think, BSODs (or any other conflict/bug) on anyone's but your own computer should not be a reason to stay away from a piece of software. Every software has problems, I bet.

That was the point of my post. I never recommended Norton.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I cannot recommend something that has the potential to cause conflicts and crashes.
Avast! 5 has caused BSODs on Windows 7 as well as other problems . Are you not aware of them?
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08 Nov 2010   #15
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All of the AV's create BSOD's at one time or another.
Most of the time the BSOD's are caused by something else and not just the AV program.
So let's put this baby to bed and get in there and help someone. This horse is DEAD! IMHO
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08 Nov 2010   #16
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

One more thought. Seems to me that Microsoft should know what's best for its own operating system. Key word: should. With that in mind, I feel comfortable using MSE as my primary anti-malware suite, supplemented by Avast free, both running their real-time scans simultaneously. (Because it's been shown they play nice together.) I find the default Windows firewall to be more than adequate. I supplement these tools with weekly on-demand scans with Malwarebytes free and SuperAntispyware free.

But my most effective "tool" is daily backups and a weekly system image. In the event malware gets through my defenses, I'm about 20 minutes away from restoring my machine to a like new condition. No worries. To each his (or her) own.

End of sermon.
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09 Nov 2010   #17
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I enjoy my combination of Comodo firewall and MSE. Comodo suite is good too, if you are looking for a pay service.
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11 Nov 2010   #18
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I do not recommend Norton.
After reading the recent shocking test results linked to in this thread I must agree with you.

~Maxx~
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11 Nov 2010   #19
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I enjoy my combination of Comodo firewall and MSE. Comodo suite is good too, if you are looking for a pay service.
To my knowledge the Comodo Internet Security Suite always has been and currently is absolutely free of charge.

~Maxx~

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11 Nov 2010   #20
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I do not recommend Norton.
After reading the recent shocking test results linked to in this thread I must agree with you.

~Maxx~
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Typical of Comodo not to mention "Insight Protection, SONAR
Protection, and Automatic Live Update were turned off" for Norton. Pointless test of Norton (except to start another Comodo drama or a continuation of the "Comodo vs. Symantec" one).

It's also interesting to note that NIS did not let any data leak but CIS did.

CIS-NIS 2011 vs Malware + Detection
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