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Hi all,

Would you say the following software would offer pretty good protection for a non-pc literate user and his 13 year old daughter?

Kaspersky
Ashampoo Firewall
Ad-aware
Spybot

? Any thing you would change?
 
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i think norton is good for novice pc users, as long as they like being told to do something all the time. I would prefer something that just got on with things in the backround, without popping up to tell you that you have forgotten to wipe arse at a most inopportune time like when playing a game

my recomendation would be AVG or bitdefender if you need a complete package
 
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doran1801 said:
i think norton is good for novice pc users, as long as they like being told to do something all the time. I would prefer something that just got on with things in the backround, without popping up to tell you that you have forgotten to wipe arse at a most inopportune time like when playing a game

my recomendation would be AVG or bitdefender if you need a complete package


NOD32 Does that it gets on with things :p
 
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I'd add another vote for NOD32.

I'd also recommend K9 Web Protection if he wants to install some content filtering software to prevent his 13 year old from encountering any of the less savoury content the internet has to offer.

I've used it on my kids PC's for a couple of years now. It blocks inappropriate content very effectively, has lots of configuration options so you can block sites depending on their content (e.g. porn, gambling, violence etc.), and has very few problems with false-positives (i.e. blocking a site which is actually OK). Best of all it's free. :)
 
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Selekt0r said:
I'd add another vote for NOD32.

I'd also recommend K9 Web Protection if he wants to install some content filtering software to prevent his 13 year old from encountering any of the less savoury content the internet has to offer.

I've used it on my kids PC's for a couple of years now. It blocks inappropriate content very effectively, has lots of configuration options so you can block sites depending on their content (e.g. porn, gambling, violence etc.), and has very few problems with false-positives (i.e. blocking a site which is actually OK). Best of all it's free. :)
Cool,

Thanks for that. Whats the best free av? The AOL kaspersky right?

edit: also, does K9 work with firefox?
 
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Everybody's got their own opinion so here's mine. I can't afford to shell out for software and as much as I'd love to subscribe to NOD32 I use AVG free edition, Spybot Search and destroy and CCleaner for keeping my system sharp :)
 
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stevechapman said:
lol Doran, the only time when mine pop's up with anything is when it has finished downloading updates, but it never affect's me when I am playing a game


i installed once and found that i was constantly getting messages from it. From telling me to enable windows updates to telling me to do a scan. I would prefer to do both of those thing when i decide to
 
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doran1801 said:
i installed once and found that i was constantly getting messages from it. From telling me to enable windows updates to telling me to do a scan. I would prefer to do both of those thing when i decide to

Obviously had it set up wrong :)
 
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Compared to a proper AV like NOD32 or Kaspersky, Norton is laughable. The only reason norton is popular is that the big chains push it so hard due to the big deals they do.

I had a client's machine in last week and i removed norton 2006 ( fully updated ) and put kaspersky trial on and did a full sweep ( also did a full sweep with the norton ) and kaspersky found 5 virus's that norton had not detected. Useless TBH.
 
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