Security Guide (Updated)?

Question by Glenn: Security Guide (Updated)?
Here is some few Hints and Tips to keep yourself safe on the Internet:

I can see many different types off suggestions to Anti Viruses on this site, therefor I decided to make this guide, I will list some few populare programs.

On internet today there are many different threats to consider, viruses can be hidden everywhere and can be transferred through email, USB, Software and internet sites, but the best protection you got against these is Common Sense, you should never open emails which are considered spam, enter sites which got a suspicious name unless your running sandbox mode.

Question: There are many different kind off protection you should consider, but there are so many different kinds off software, so which is the best?

Answer: There is no “THE BEST” anti virus or anti malware, but some are better then others. It is dependent on how you use it and what you preffer

Payed Anti Virus:
– Kaspersky Anti Virus ( You can also buy this with Internet Security including different features)
– Comodo Anti Virus ( You can also buy this with Internet Security including different features)
– Eset Anti Virus «Nod32» ( You can also buy this with Internet Security which is called Eset Smart Security)
– Bit Defender
– Avast ( You can also buy this with Internet Security including different features, I think)
If you are unsure of whetever to download a software most off these will have a “sandbox” mode meaning it will download the software in a virtual envirnment meaning if the file is containing a malicious item it cant harm your PC
– Avira (Effective Anti Virus, pretty similar to Avast)
– Norton Anti Virus 2010 (Norton has earlier been a overpriced inefficent anti virus but with their new 2010 edition their really impressing me with good detection rate and should be consider a very good anti virus)

Free Anti Virus:
– Microsoft Security Essentials
– Avast Free
– Avira free
– Comodo Anti Virus
– Avg (Biggest Free Anti Virus, but it’s not one off my favorites and it is supposed to be highly inefficent)

There are many Anti Viruses on the market today, people are taking sides and people are saying their Anti Virus is the best, tests always vary and its up to what you preffer yourself, the one’s listed in this guide is amongst the most popular and all are efficent in their own way.

Anti Viruses today always have an in-built Anti Malware engine, many off these are efficent in one way or the other but your protection is way below what you would get if you had a 3rd party Anti Spyware/Malware program, You can run all these Programs listed below togheter, though my Personal Favorite is Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

Payed Anti Malware
– SuperAntiSpyware pro
– Malwarebytes pro
– SpyBot Search&Destroy

Free anti malware/spyware
– Malwarebytes
– Spybot Search&Destroy
– SuperantiSpyware
(Got more suggestions, post them, but suggest good software)

Additional protection:
You also got other types off protection, a very important part off your protection is your firewall, it will let you control what applications are allowed access to the internet and other actions.

Firewalls:
Windows Firewall (Effective, standard with Windows)
Comodo Firewall (Comodo.com)
Zone Alarm Firewall (Zone Alarm.com)

Links are located below:
Payed Anti Virus:
– Bitdefender.com
– Kaspersky.com
– Eset.com (Their Free antivirus is Nod32)
– Avast.com
– Avira.com
– Norton.com
– Comodo.com
(Very easy to navigate)

Free Anti Virus:
– microsoft.com/security_essentials/mark…
– Avast.com
– Avira.com
– Comodo.com
– Avg.com

Payed Anti Malware/Spyware
– Malwarebytes.com
– Superantispyware.com (Superadblocker.com too I think)
– http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

Free AntiMalware:
– http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html
– Malwarebytes.com
– SuperAntiSpyware.com

Web Browser:
– FireFox
– Google Chrome
– Opera
– Comodo Dragon (Actually a very very secure browser but with a Plug-In FireFox is supposed to be the most secure browser

There is also one last thing to remmember, in order for your protection to be at it’s very peak I would reccomend you check for updates ones a week, as thousands off Viruses comes out every day, the need for a updated system is very high.

Personal Response: Most or all off these programs are great, though these will not give you a everlasting protection, thousands off viruses are found every day, keeping your programs up to date is vital. You will also need a small portion off common sense and doubt, if you by any means see a spam mail with a link to a site, I would not open it, I would rather leave it tf safe on the Internet:

I can see many different types off suggestions to Anti Viruses on this site, therefor I decided to make this guide, I will list some few populare programs.

On internet today there are many different threats to consider, viruses can be hidden everywhere and
Because SpyBot is paid you have both Pro and Free.

This is not just my tougths, its based on tests, and their very effective in General :), Comodo is not terrible yet it is highly effective though yes its Virus scan is really suckish xD.

Please don’t give me grammar responds, then your really fucked up, give me responds such as other “GOOD” programs or additional details to this
If you got any suggestions how to improve this, feel free to add my msn or email me at glenn_Vitti@hotmail.com, and we could perhaps discuss a more comprehensive guide?
If you got any suggestions how to improve this, feel free to add my msn or email me at glenn_Vitti@hotmail.com, and we could perhaps discuss a more comprehensive guide?
-.-, sorry but cant edit away that annoying double post :).
ZoneAlarm is a good Firewall

http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php
This site is not a good site to take facts from seeming it does some weirdo tests and really gives false results. + Comodo gets top marks there -..-

Best answer:

Answer by Extreme
Nice guide though it’s not a question. Anyways I wish more people would start using sandboxie! It’s one of the best little programs anyone can use for protection!

You should also mention TFC – Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer.

Also something about removing old Java and updating.

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