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Post Comodo Free Internet Security
I am pushing this *FREE* alternative Firewall/Anti-virus Internet Security because I have used it for some time now. It works great and I have had no problems other than for mis-configurations on my own part. The Firewall is award winning and really works great. Sometimes too good :lol: However, once you learn how to set the security policies, it just works in the background and you never have to worry about it again. It even has a nice Sandbox where applications that have not gone through verification, get put into immediately. It doesn't stop the application, it just kind of puts it in a virtual box that protects the rest of your system until the application is deemed safe.

What makes Internet Security different?

Default Deny Protection™ (DDP)
Only known and listed PC-safe files and applications are able to access your PC.
Prevention-based protection
Firewall and Antivirus combine to stop viruses and malware before they enter the PC.
Sandbox technology
The sandbox is a virtual operating environment for untrusted programs – ensuring viruses and other malicious software are completely isolated from the rest of your computer.
Personalized protection alerts
Firewall quickly learns the rules you set for downloading software, and adjusts its alerts accordingly to fit your needs.
Real-time access to updated virus definitions
Automatic updates mean greatest possible protection possible against zero-day threats.
One-click virus scanning
Make sure your PC is clean with one simple button click.
Uncluttered, user-friendly interface
Quickly navigate through the various parts of Firewall protection without getting lost.
Thorough security "wizards"
Preset security settings for simple point-and-click setup.
Unique "slider" to easily change your current security level
Easily switch between presets to reflect your security preference at any given time.
Exclusive access to Comodo's "safe-list"
List of over two million known PC-friendly files and applications so safe files and apps are allowed to run.


http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

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Tue May 25, 2010 8:40 am
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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
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Avast! is great too IMO. Same goes for Microsoft Security Essentials.

I personally don't find the need for this anti-spam, firewall, etc stuff. Seems to cause more hassle, and you'll probably end up allowing everything when maybe you shouldn't (I know that would be the case with my grandparents for example).

Just a pure anti-virus is all you need. Run a malware scan from time to time (MalwareBytes comes to mind), and you should be good to go. Also move to a safer DNS like OpenDNS and filter out malicious and adware sites.

Heck, I don't even use an anti-virus and my PC is running dandy.

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Tue May 25, 2010 9:02 am
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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
Comodo also has DNS filtering. Been using it for some time now. I agree with you on a few points JD, but for some, an all-around Firewall/anti-virus package eases many minds of being hacked.

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Tue May 25, 2010 9:06 am
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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
Pfft hacked. Have you ever had it happen to you? I surely haven't. The way I see it, my router's SPI firewall does an adequate job of stopping anybody from getting into my network. Granted if you don't have a router, then a software firewall is definitely a wise choice.

I just hate having crap running on my PC. Like to keep things as lean as possible without reducing my typical user experience so to speak. As such, things like UAC or firewall popups annoy the hell out of me and thus why I refrain from using them.

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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
I must admit, I've never been hacked but I've gotten a few nasty viruses, albeit that was before I knew about anti-virus back in the day. Win2K days to be exact. One day, I tried to go to my favorite website, and I couldn't get there. I had gotten a web browser hijack trojan. Man ... what a mess. I didn't know what to do, so I tried backing everything up and then re-formatted and reinstalled. Only to have it happen again about a few weeks later. Finally found out that some of the porn sites I went to were the culprit :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Tue May 25, 2010 9:37 am
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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
According to some of the reviews I found. Microsoft's new "Security Essentials" is the top free anti-virus (surprisingly enough).

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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
AKHandyman wrote:
Finally found out that some of the porn sites I went to were the culprit :oops: :oops: :oops:

That is the main culprit in most cases. If I blocked porn on all the computers I've either fixed or reinstalled due to nasty malware, they'd probably never break down again. But the user's would complain :lol:

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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
I been using Avast but I guess I can try this Commode thing. I'm game for something different.


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Nataku wrote:
According to some of the reviews I found. Microsoft's new "Security Essentials" is the top free anti-virus (surprisingly enough).
Lat week I worked on a computer over where the Boss works and, as you said Luke, surprisingly enough, this one had "Security Essentials" on it. I took it for a quick spin ... I was impressed enough not to disturb it. I left well enough alone and asked the user how they liked it. The user said that they had loaded it up only a while back and found that it was very unobtrusive. Kind of cool ... but I haven't read any reviews yet to change my mind.

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Post Re: Comodo Free Internet Security
i've heard lots of good stuff about ms' security essentials. haven't tested it myself though. but have had good experience with it on a couple users machines.

i've mostly been using avg, but its getting to be time to get away from it i think. might try out comodore. i don't like using avast because when it comes time to re-register, i find users get the idea they need to pay for something, and it doesn't get renewed. otherwise i do like avast

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