What is the best total internet computer security software?

I have norton that came with the computer (hp)…is that enough?

6 replies
  1. magic17fan4life says:

    Norton is ok but a Process/memory HOG…slows your PC down big time.

    i have used AVG anti virus with Windows firewall(built-in) and Ad-aware spyware for a years and i have not had any problems..

    You can use Symantec Antivirus but its pricy.

    i’d use freewware like AVG, Ad-aware, Super-antispyware.

    Has work great for for so many year as well as my clients.

    email me if you have any questions

    http://magic17fan4life.googlepages.com/l%26pcomputers

  2. MrZip says:

    NORTON IS VERY GOOD,I RUN IT ON ONE OF MY SYSTEMS AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER,I AM HAPPY WITH IT,I RUN THE NORTON 360,DO NOT CARE WHAT OTHER FOLKS SAY ABOUT IT,I AM TALKING ABOUT OVER 10 YEARS OF TRYING ALL THE PROGRAMS,SO I THINK YOU WOULD BE HAPPY WITH IT,NONE OF THE SO CALLED FREE STUFF IS GOING TO WORK NEAR AS GOOD AS THE PAID PROGRAM

  3. Nitom G says:

    Norton really slows down the computer , and I would use free protection.
    for example go to http://www.filehippo.com and for anti spyware get adaware and malewarebytes, for firewall get the comodo 2.4 version (dont get 3.0 those version’s will always bother you) and anti virus get anti avir the umbrella one (95% detection) and you will be protected and don’t have to have a slow computer or pay a penny.

  4. Dunbar Pappy says:

    Securing Windows operating systems from Internet assault & increasing predation, is not a single application, or a suite: and it’s not a “one step- 10 second fix” that so many want.

    It’s layers of protection, user habits, system configuration, real time protection; and most important, threat landscape awareness (because the internet is so fluid and dynamic, it changes almost hourly).

    Stand alone suites (CareOne, McAfee, or Norton) give users ‘feel good’ security, and lull them into complacency, which often has very bad results.

    Look through some of the suggested freeware here,
    http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwsecuritytools.html
    study up, and pick some of the frontline, real-time defenses. Create a restore point after each install, then run the system to verify that application’s ‘friendliness’ with your system before adding other applications.
    Make selections based on your skill level & system’s other configurations…an application you can’t work with is of little use.
    Generally speaking: as a system’s convenience, interactiveness, flexibility & complexity increase: security decreases.

    Core defense applications might include (but not limited to):
    Avast! (anti-virus);
    Zone Alarm (firewall);
    SpywareBlaster (snoopware prevention)
    >>>The #1 defense against malware: Firefox, with ‘NoScript’ add-on.<<< The key element or common principal is to keep the bad guys (all of them) out of your system in the first place. Most novice users do not like hearing this, but nonetheless, it's true: using Windows requires you to become a security expert, it's that simple. Something they omit telling you when you buy this system...

  5. Jessica Queller says:

    I know it’s convenient to think you can have an install-and-forgot security system, but the best “total internet computer security” isn’t some software you can install. It’s a lifestyle:

    1. Set up and use almost exclusively a limited user account.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/157962.aspx

    2. Google the phrase “social engineering” and read the first five results.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22social+engineering%22&btnG=Google+Search

    3. Install Windows updates automatically.
    http://www.updatexp.com/windows-automatic-updates.html

    4. Use Firefox with the NoScript extension.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/722

    5. Turn off autorun in Windows:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/967940.mspx

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