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The best security setup for your computer

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    Today Iím a peaceful person, well at least from the computer security point of view. Whatís more is that I carry out online financial transactions with complete peace of mind. Having seen countless people losing their login information for maybe a social networking website or even giving up their credit card details to a hacker in some other part of the world, it becomes a necessity to have some level of security while going online particularly from windows operating system based computers. One should be aware of the countless hazards which they expose themselves to as soon as they connect to the internet. Be it a virus, a Trojan, a keyloggerÖ. the list is endless, and the person affected to the full fury of hackers is the windows user. I used to be a troubled manÖ virus infections every few weeks, system hangs, whole system formats, believe me Iíve seen it all! So one would assume itís impossible to be fully secure while online, but thankfully Iíve found the feat quite achievable and the best part is thatís its completely free of charge!

    For a secure online experience, all you need is a good antivirus, and a bidirectional firewall with HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System). Having tried most of these solutions in the past 5 years, Iím glad to say that Iíve landed on the perfect antivirus that is the Avira Antivir Personal Edition (Free for home use). As far as the firewall goes, itís Online Armor Free Edition. Avira has one of the best detection rates in the industry (occasionally throwing up a false positive as well) and my system formats were already down to once or twice in a year after I installed this great application on my computer. However the infections completely ended when I installed Online Armor. It is one of the best free bidirectional firewalls available. What that means is that it will filter all outgoing and incoming traffic on your system, meaning that an application would require the userís consent before connecting to the internet, including any malware trying to transmit your credit card details or login information to some hacker or maybe even trying to download more malware after your system has been infected. But this would only happen if the malware gets past Avira as well as the HIPS. What the HIPS does is that it would require the userís consent before any piece of unknown and possibly harmful software runs on your computer. Hence the user can identify strange activities on their systems and block the virus before it even has the chance to run! Hence saving you the time as well as the agony of performing a cleanup operation after your system has been infected.

    I do not say that it is absolutely impossible for your system to be infected, but this setup is one of the most secure, while maintaining system performance, available.

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    Nicely explained.

    I believe that a good antivirus + a good bi-directional firewall + a good antispyware + windows defender + windows updates are more than enough to secure your Computer from a malware or a hacker.

    Right now I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (paid) which has all the first three features (improved from the previous versions). Never formatted the Computer since last 10 months. No infections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Nicely explained.

    Right now I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (paid) which has all the first three features (improved from the previous versions). Never formatted the Computer since last 10 months. No infections.
    dude use 2010. its latest.
    "LIFE IS LIKE AN ICE-CREAM SO ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS U CAN"

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    Does the free version of avg avast kaspersky provide any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    Does the free version of avg avast kaspersky provide any help?
    Avast is good. AVG not recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    dude use 2010. its latest.
    I know about it. Heard good reviews on this forum itself. However, I'm too lazy to upgrade it.

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    Ok but I did mention free I'll try using kaspersky 2010.

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    There is a trial version of Kaspersky 2010 for the period of one month on its website. However, some third-party vendors do provide time-to-time 3 months or 6 months Keys on their websites. Maybe you can try here: Free Kaspersky Antivirus 2010 license key for 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    I know about it. Heard good reviews on this forum itself. However, I'm too lazy to upgrade it.
    :lol::lol::lol:
    "LIFE IS LIKE AN ICE-CREAM SO ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS U CAN"

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    :lol::lol::lol:
    15 char rule was made to avoid single "lol" posts, here is a solution to that problem

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