PDA

View Full Version : Firewall antivirus



ianhnz
01-10-2010, 12:20 PM
Hi all, back again.

I have been use Comodo, for years, without and problems.

Last few days been coming up saying it wanted to do an update. So I says, okay. Later comes up again, etc etc.

Then I noticed the Comodo icon was not show on start bar. I checked Windows Security Centre and it said was still there.:badpc:

Left it, like that, for about a day and then thought I better do something.

I download the latest Comodo Security Suite and each time I tried to install it failed.

So this morning I removed Comodo and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials. Only to find it had no firewall, so I turns Windows one on and used for a few hours and all seems okay.

Not being a fan of Windows firewall I have downloaded and installed the latest Zone alarm.

All that to ask, is this a good combination of firewall and anti virus?

:banana

Ian.

Speedy Gonzales
01-10-2010, 12:27 PM
What did it say when you tried to reinstall Comodo? What was the error? What version of windows is it? Thats right, MSE doesnt inc a firewall

I wouldnt use Kaspersky, Zonealarm, or anything with the word Norton / Symantec in it. All of these are prone to either slowing down or crashing your system

Did you uninstall Comodo (not delete its folders without uninstalling it first)?

ianhnz
01-10-2010, 12:38 PM
[QUOTE=Speedy Gonzales;953762]What did it say when you tried to reinstall Comodo? What was the error?
Sorry, can't remember what error was.

What version of windows is it?
Sorry, again XP Home.

Thats right, MSE doesnt inc a firewall.
Yet they call it, "Security Essentials????

I wouldnt use Kaspersky, Zonealarm, or anything with the word Norton / Symantec in it. All of these are prone to either slowing down or crashing your system
Our system has been slowing, a lot, seems better now. If you don't like Kaspersky, Zonealarm or Symantec, what would you recommend?

Did you uninstall Comodo (not delete its folders without uninstalling it first)?
Yes I did a full system uninstall, but left folder behind that won't let me delete.

Speedy Gonzales
01-10-2010, 12:46 PM
Our system has been slowing, a lot, seems better now. If you don't like Kaspersky, Zonealarm or Symantec, what would you recommend?

I used to use Comodo. But I dont now. I dont use anything besides Vista's firewall. You could try Eset's AV and firewall, but its not free

How much ram is installed? It may also depend on WHAT else is in startup. It may or may not affect how fast or slow it can go

pctek
01-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Thats right, MSE doesnt inc a firewall.
Yet they call it, "Security Essentials????


While there are a few "all-in-one" packages around, none of them are any good at it all.
I use NOD32 for AV, Zone Alarm for FW and Spybot, Malware Bytes, Superantispyware and Conunterspy for AS>

And I have never had an issue with my ZA, prior to this one I used V4 for years and years.
This one is 9.1

ianhnz
02-10-2010, 10:51 AM
Hi all, back again.

I have been use Comodo, for years, without and problems.

Last few days been coming up saying it wanted to do an update. So I says, okay. Later comes up again, etc etc.

Then I noticed the Comodo icon was not show on start bar. I checked Windows Security Centre and it said was still there.:badpc:

Left it, like that, for about a day and then thought I better do something.

I download the latest Comodo Security Suite and each time I tried to install it failed.

So this morning I removed Comodo and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials. Only to find it had no firewall, so I turns Windows one on and used for a few hours and all seems okay.

Not being a fan of Windows firewall I have downloaded and installed the latest Zone alarm.

All that to ask, is this a good combination of firewall and anti virus?

:banana

Ian.

Anyone else have any ideas for a "Good" security suite? Prefer freeware.

Speedy Gonzales
02-10-2010, 11:01 AM
Well its either comodo, zonealarm, online armour (but this doesnt have all of the features of the ++ or premium version). PC tools firewall plus (it may or may not have as many features as the ones you pay for).

Privatefirewall (never used it), or Outpost Firewall Free. But it doesn't have as many features as the pro version

gary67
02-10-2010, 11:07 AM
Your DSL router firewall+ windows inbuilt firewall and then whatever PCtek listed

ianhnz
02-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Your DSL router firewall+ windows inbuilt firewall and then whatever PCtek listed

I have a Speedtouch Thomson St536V6 modem, but don't know how to see up the firewall, if it has one.:horrified

gary67
02-10-2010, 11:55 AM
I have a Speedtouch Thomson St536V6 modem, but don't know how to see up the firewall, if it has one.:horrified

Have a look here (http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENNZ374&=&q=Speedtouch+Thomson+St536V6+manual&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=)

kjaada
02-10-2010, 01:11 PM
What on earth is wrong with,windows firewall and MSSE ???
I have known people with all sorts of paid for apps that get all sorts of infections( I had a bad incident with AVAST) but I also know many with windows firewall and now MSSE that never get anything.I posted some time ago about a similar thing with paid anti spam apps,friend has a paid anti spam and it says it has stopped 4,800 spams but I have no anti spam and have never had a spam.Our browsing habits are very similar and even the odd porn site is visited.