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Windows 7: Avast

31 Mar 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Avast

Which product do i choose to basically cover me from everything?

the free edition or the Internet security edition?


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31 Mar 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Free edition is just an anti-virus.

The Internet Security Edition should be anti-virus/firewall etc.

In my opinion, You'd be better off saving your hard earned cash by using the free edition along side the stock Windows Firewall. Should be sufficient protection.
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31 Mar 2010   #3
AussieGuy92

 
 

add malwarebytes and sueranti spyware and you should be covered.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

electrotune1200:"...using the free edition along side the stock Windows Firewall. Should be sufficient protection. "

actually it´s not.

windows firewall doesn´t block OUTGOING connections (by default),
it can be set to do it, but that requires creating a lot of rules manually.

get Comodo´s FREE firewall instead.

also look at my signature....↓↓↓
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31 Mar 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
electrotune1200:"...using the free edition along side the stock Windows Firewall. Should be sufficient protection. "

actually it´s not.

windows firewall doesn´t block OUTGOING connections (by default),
it can be set to do it, but that requires creating a lot of rules manually.

get Comodo´s FREE firewall instead.

also look at my signature....↓↓↓
I concur.
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01 Apr 2010   #6
manchot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i use all free stuff:
antivirus- avast
firewall- windows 7 firewall control (essentially windows 7 firewall with an easy ui to block outgoing connections)
hips- winpatrol + peerblock

- the free version of comodo covers hips+firewall+antivirus but it was a bit too intrusive/not user friendly enough for my liking (ie lazy hands off novice type pc user).
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