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heaton
13-09-2005, 07:49 PM
Xtra are offering a security suite which proclaims to fully protect one from all the nasties. I have been using AVG and Zone Alarm.
Should I scrub theses in favour of the one package which I undersatand is McAfee based. Any expert opinions please ?

tweak'e
13-09-2005, 08:01 PM
does your current sytem work ?

if so why change.

also why change to a paid product and why change to McAfee.....ewwwww

sambaird
13-09-2005, 08:11 PM
it cheeper to buy it from McAfee any way so dont get it from xtra
just add spybot search and destroy to the programes and it will be as good/better and cost you nothing

netchicken
13-09-2005, 08:32 PM
Heh, I saw the add and thought that a sucker is borne every minute on the net.

$8per month = $96 per year.

For that you can get
Zonealarm as a firewall = $0
Mailwasher to protect your email - check before downloading - $0 or donation of about $20 - http://www.mailwasher.net/
Clam antivirus - free - http://www.clamav.net/
AVG free antivirus - http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

Or if you want there is a "deal" on Nortons.

Nortons http://www.symantec.com/region/au_nz/promo/eol/nzbuy.html

Myth
13-09-2005, 08:41 PM
Heh, I saw the add and thought that a sucker is borne every minute on the net.


Or if you want there is a "deal" on Nortons.

Nortons http://www.symantec.com/region/au_nz/promo/eol/nzbuy.htmlFunny how you should mention sucker and Nortons in the same post

If you want to improve your system safety-wise...

Keep windows updates on (free)
Firefox Browser and Thunderbird Email client (free) - or if you don't want to change from Outlook Express and IE... keep them updated too (service packs etc)
Spybot (free)
ZoneAlarm (free)
AVG (free)
Scan regularly and keep all antispyware and antivirus proogrammes up to date (free)
Don't open emails you have suspicions about or arent sure of the sender

netchicken
13-09-2005, 08:59 PM
I read every email with the mailwasher first, delete the ones I don't want and then every couple of days just download the ones I want to keep or reply to.

Nothing gets past me that way. Nothing gets into the computer.




Don't open emails you have suspicions about or arent sure of the sender

pctek
13-09-2005, 09:02 PM
Keep windows updates on (free) Nah, that doesn't help at all, it just makes you feel better

Firefox Browser and Thunderbird Email client (free) - or if you don't want to change from Outlook Express and IE... keep them updated too (service packs etc)
Spybot (free)
ZoneAlarm (free)
AVG (free)
Scan regularly and keep all antispyware and antivirus proogrammes up to date (free)
Don't open emails you have suspicions about or arent sure of the sender
yep, agree with those ones. And watch what you download - none of the above stops deliberate download of nasties.