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Old 10-31-2010, 05:09 AM
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Default how much do i need to protect my computer?

I have been happily using the free firewall software from zonealarm, which I like because it doesn't have a lot of pop ups - i find those things annoying. My friend said I should upgrade to the firewall pro - but I don't know if it's worth the money. The pro version from zonealarm is only $30 and it comes with antispywear and identity theft protection - but I'm still not sure why upgrading is necessary. Can someone please tell me if I really need the additional security software and if so, why?
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

Just saw this post hasn't been answered. Here's the scoop. A free firewall such as Zone Alarm is fine for what it does.

In addition to a firewall you should have an antivirus program installed and up to date.

I also recommend scanning your system with one or two antispyware programs on a regular basis.

All of these can be gotten for free.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

You will definitely need to spend a bit much to get all the stuff you need for your computer. It is easy actually to get things a long as it is affordable for you.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

McAfee is probably all you need...and maybe a MalWare remover or AdWare remover like MalwareBytes or StopZilla
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:28 AM
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Im using antivir for my pc and im satisfied already.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

With the disturbingly, increasing rate of online identity theft, I personally would encourage you to purchase additional security software. In terms of protecting your identity, I do not think that there is a limit. It would be best to do what you can to protect yourself instead of having to deal with the aftermaths of being victimized by identity theft.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:57 AM
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If I were you I would definitely purchase additional security softwares even if it cost much but will surely give an assurance that will protect your computer from any viruses.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:54 AM
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Nothing can protect your computer if you dont buy firewall. its helps you to be safe from spammers.

Some of the cyber spammers theft your personal details from you and sale it to other company.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

I would advise you not to be pennywise and pound foolish. Installing anti-virus software and firewalls is a necessity. It is totally non-negotiable particularly if you do a lot of web-browsing and/ or use it for your business. Do not procastinate- the results could be disastrous.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

If you have Windows 7 (or higher), it comes with its own firewall. You also really do not need anything other than Microsoft Security Essentials, which is going to take care of your computer just fine. If you want to be sure that you did not contract anything else, run Malwarebytes and Hitman pro from time to time, both are free.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:46 AM
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In protecting your home, the first rule is: don’t leave doors unlocked and windows open. In protecting your PC, it’s: don’t leave security holes open. Keep the operating system and all your software up to date. The vast majority of Windows hacks are based on exploiting holes that Microsoft closed months or even years ago. Yes, sometimes there are “zero day” exploits for which there is no patch, but these are worth a lot of money and mainly used on high-value targets.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:18 PM
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KasperSky Internet security is all in one package. You can get it for about $29/year. its very powerful and effective. It also have camera block option and alarm incase some one hacked your pc and using your camera. Anyways its very nice anti virus and you should go for it.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:40 AM
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kaspersky works fine for me
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: how much do i need to protect my computer?

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McAfee is probably all you need...and maybe a MalWare remover or AdWare remover like MalwareBytes or StopZilla
Arent they old? what about Trend?
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