View Full Version : Security Issue ????

09-07-2012, 01:00 PM
I have AVG Free Edition ,but im thinking this security suite is not good , can anyone please recommend me a free secuirty suite better than AVG Free Edtion ????

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2012, 01:01 PM
If youre using windows 7, install MSE. You dont need a firewall

09-07-2012, 01:02 PM
hey speedy , i have windows 7 , can u tell me why i dont need a firewall , i thought firewall blocks intrusions

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Windows 7 has a firewall and its good enough

09-07-2012, 01:14 PM
oh ok thanks

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Just dont use file sharing pgorams or go to dodgy sites

09-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Also most home users connect to the internet these days via an ADSL Router, the NAT on the router is generally good enough at stopping outside things from getting in.

The Error Guy
09-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Pretty much as speedy and chill said, you connect via a router or NAT which has a firewall built in and windows also has a built in firewall. Anything that gets past those is probably pretty malicious and would be likely to get through any paid solution just as well, that being said most attacks like that would be aimed at exploiting servers or corporate networks. Not so much john doe's PC any more.

09-07-2012, 02:46 PM
Well the way that NAT works, it's not so much a firewall, nor does it "act as one", but it achieves the same thing most people want: Stopping things from the outside coming in

Peter H
09-07-2012, 03:08 PM
"Avast" is another free one. Some members dislike it, but I have found it OK. A bit intrusive at times.
Keeps attempting to install Chrome.

09-07-2012, 03:16 PM
Hey Peter , had avast , found it ok but scans were very slow on my HP PAVILLION DV6 .