Re: Internet / Computer Secutity
From: sh4d03 (sh4d03_at_TPG.com.au)
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:20:25 +1100
> Robsten wrote:
>> Thomas Lees skrev:
>>> I am coming to the end of my subscription with Norton Security 2004.
>>> But before I go buy the upgrade or otherwise, I want to know what I
>>> am using really is the best?
>>> I went to http://www.hackerwatch.org/probe
>>> And noticed many ports were open, I am on a router btw.
>>> I did the same scan on Mcafee Security and all was green for me. So
>>> what would be best for me? Norton Security 2005 or Mcafee Security
>>> 2005. I even noticed for a cheaper price ZoneAlarm do a full
>>> security package? What as the general public, would you recommend?
>>> I want anti-spam, anti-virus, firewall and privacy control. Just
>>> wonder what you would suggest.
>> I think F-secure has a package, it,s far better than Norton, McAffe is
>> better too. Norton sucks!
> I'm sorry for people who hear me say this a lot but I totally agree with
> Tom on Norton. I don't know if there's a brown paper bag full of cash
> handed over to Computer magazines who do AV reviews, but Norton IMHO
> should NOT receive the high respect it does. I'm a computer technician
> who time after time will remove a completely updated, installed
> correctly and running correctly version of Norton AV or even NIS and
> install an Antivirus solution which we recommend (VET Anti-virus which
> is the Australian distribution by Computer Associates) and VET will
> instantly find about 10 viruses lurking on the computer that Norton was
> completely happy with. Norton Firewall - pfft. If it blocks anything I
> usually find it blocks EVERYTHING there's no happy medium. I'm not very
> used to McAffee's solution so can't really comment. All I can say is you
> MUST be better off with something other than Norton. I find Norton Ghost
> and Norton Disk Doctor to be fantastic applications. As far as the
> System Security etc Norton is about as effective as Solitaire.
> I'm personally a user of Firefox when using Windows (I prefer Linux/UNIX
> but am an unoffical Windows Technician). VET Anti-virus keeps me well
> out of trouble and I can find out if they ship to any other country
> (haven't checked to see where you're from). I use AdAware SE, SpyBot SD
> 1.3 and SpySweeper to remove SpyWare and SpyWareBlaster to help prevent
> it from coming back again. I use Thunderbird for my Email and with some
> simple filters set up with Thunderbird 1.0 I have no trouble with SPAM.
> All in all, my work can see VET for $66 first up and then Computer
> Associates charge AUS$44 per 12 months to keep the application totally
> up to date - that means engine, program, signatures, patches - the works.
> AdAware SE 1.05 Personal is free
> SpySweeper I can't remember what the cost is but it's not too bad
> SpyBot SD 1.3 is free
> SpyWareBlaster is free
> Firefox is free
> Thunderbird is free.
> VET Antivirus does a sterling job of cleaning incoming Emails and is
> constantly doing background scans which are NOT as resource intensive as
> that of Norton, McAffee or ZoneAlarm.
> Long story short, IMHO steer well clear of NIS _AND_ NAV as neither are
> worth the effort.
> If you want more information on anything I've said please feel free to
> follow the instructions below _carefully_ to contact me.
> Best of luck,
My apologies, I mis-read and it was infact Robsten who spoke the truth
-- If you require more assistance or if my suggestion works please E-mail me at sh4d03 [at] TPG [dot] com [dot] au. Additionally, if you are able to provide assistance to me and wish to E-mail me directly please also feel free to contact me in this manner. Please ensure you include "Newsgroup_sh4d03" in the subject line. Please pay attention to the capitilisation. Emails sent to this the above address which do NOT contain "Newsgroup_sh4d03" in the subject line will fail to reach me. Thanks, Sh4d03