AntiVirus 'n Firewall ... which is the best choice ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ALe, Apr 29, 2007.

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    ALe Guest

    Hi to all

    Which AV and FW you use in your vista box ?
    I have an experience with One Care, AVAST (with UAC on)

    Thanks a lot

    ALe, Apr 29, 2007
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    Drew Guest

    Personally I use Grisoft's AVG free and my router has a built in firewall
    (hardware) but I still use the Vista firewall as problems at
    all...I had the same set up on xp for years
    Drew, Apr 29, 2007
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    Leythos Guest

    Depending on the router, it's just a NAT implementation, few of them are
    actually firewalls. NAT does not make a router a firewall.

    AVG has about the slowest detection ratings of anything I've seen/used in
    years. We have a couple Sororities where the only users that are ever
    compromised are the ones using AVG (properly installed, properly updating
    Leythos, Apr 29, 2007
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    Albert Sims Guest

    I'm using the Windows firewall along with my Linksys router, and NOD32
    for anti-virus.
    Albert Sims, Apr 29, 2007
  5. Same combination on my laptop (NOD32 + Windows Firewall over Linksys router)
    and so far, no problems at all. NOD32 is fast and light weight with system
    João Teixeira, Apr 29, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    I use the inbuilt Vista firewall, in combination with a few scripts that
    provide an outgoing popup message for connecting applications.
    Jon, Apr 29, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    This topic has been discussed many times over. Search this newsgroup and in for all the info you could want.
    Best to do a search before posting. Google groups advanced search is a
    useful tool for searching for newsgroup posts.
    Rock, Apr 29, 2007
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    ALe Guest

    Rock ha scritto:
    i'm sorry ... now i look in that ng !!
    ALe, Apr 29, 2007
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    ALe Guest

    I use the inbuilt Vista firewall, in combination with a few scripts that
    fine !! what type of script do you use? vbs/wmi ?
    ALe, Apr 29, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    Yep, vbs including a few wmi calls
    Jon, Apr 29, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    No problem, it's just there is a wealth of info on this topic there for you
    to access.
    Rock, Apr 30, 2007
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    ALe Guest

    Jon ha scritto:
    mhm "Fiko" !!! can you show us a little example of script ??
    ALe, Apr 30, 2007
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    Drew Guest

    and you use ??
    Drew, Apr 30, 2007
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    Leythos Guest

    Symantec Corporate Edition AV for workstations and servers 10.2 on all
    windows based computers, XP/Vista and all Windows servers 2000/2003, and
    it's very light on resources. Do not confuse it with Symantec Client
    Security or Symantec Small Business Edition.

    I use Windows Firewall or Tiny, but we sit behind a full WatchGuard
    Firewall Appliance at most locations, so we don't see much malware at
    those sites.
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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    Drew Guest

    I WAS a Norton fan for yrs right up until Norton 2006 and it destroyed my
    machine...Symantec of course denied this...When I got rid of Norton all
    problems vanished.....Norton 2004 was great but then they ruined it
    Drew, Apr 30, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    It's currently a combination of 3 scripts (+ an activex control for a bit of

    One that automatically creates a rule for outgoing applications (ie
    automates what would otherwise be the need to work through the 'Advanced
    firewall' dialog boxes), a similar one for services, and one that provides
    the popup for blocked applications.

    I'm kind of expecting the security industry to come up with a full-blown
    firewall substitute at some stage, with a decent outgoing alert. If they
    don't, then I'll consider putting together a distributable package / making
    something available for download.
    Jon, Apr 30, 2007
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    Chuck Guest

    This was suggested to me
    in another thread, and so far seems to be doing the job, though early
    days ...........
    Chuck, Apr 30, 2007
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