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free firewall software vs. paid version?

Question: free firewall software vs. paid version?

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 any of the features on the pro software are worth the upgrade:

ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010: Web Security with Spyware Removal and Internet Firewall Protection Software

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Preferred Solution: free firewall software vs. paid version?

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Answer: free firewall software vs. paid version?

Frankly, I find Windows Firewall completely and perfectly adequate and see no reason to use any 3rd party program (especially one you have to pay to get). Windows Firewall used with the proper security software - and there are excellent options that are all free if you want recommendations there - (as opposed to 3rd party commercial (paid) firewall software with features otherwise available), you can be very well (just as well) protected.

Although I didn't answer your question directly, I think you understand the meaning of the reply.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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hello,

Bitdefender Free has the same protection technologies that its paid version? The efficiency of the free version is same as the paid version?
 

Answer:The efficiency of the free version of Bitdefender Internet Security the same as the paid version?

I don't see why it wouldn't be, yes it has less features and is less configurable,
But you get the same award winning engine that powers the paid version.
 

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hello,

Bitdefender Free has the same protection technologies that its paid version? The efficiency of the free version is same as the paid version?
 

Answer:The efficiency of the free version of Bitdefender is the same as the paid version?

I don't see why it wouldn't be, yes it has less features and is less configurable,
But you get the same award winning engine that powers the paid version.
 

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For several days now, I've seen the words 'IPB image' in posts here instead of the picture in several places including Scarlet's signature. Other pictures show up just fine.

I right clicked on the words and was given the option to view the image. A new tab popped up, and then I saw "ad blocked by KPF." So now I knew that the firewall was blocking those images from appearing and identifying them as ads.

Unlike ZoneAlarm's ad-blocking settings which can be set for each site, Ad-blocking in the Kerio Firewall cannot be adjusted on a site by site basis; it's either on or off. Clicking on the 'set' button in the Kerio Firewall adblocking tab, a window pops up with a list of all the blocked ad types. Does anyone know which of these to allow in order to view the IPB images on Bleeping computer? The only option that I have discovered that works thus far is to stop the ad-blocking completely, but since I navigate to other sites when reading posts or articles on this site, I'm leery of doing that even though my default settings block all scripts.

Orange Blossom

Answer:Kerio Firewall Paid Version

I managed to solve the problem by clicking on the Set button on the Ad-blocking tab and removing the check marks in front of these two entries:.*/banners.*.*/banners/.*Orange Blossom

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I am still using AVG free.Has anyone upgraded to the pay version and what are th advantages?

Answer:AVG free or paid version

The only advantage as far as I am aware is that the paid for version has support whilst the freebie version does not.

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Looking for a new firewall to use with Windows XP - discovered that the Windowns version is very bad ! - any suggetions for which is best ?I'm running Avast Home if that helps. Thanks

Answer:Best free or paid for Firewall ?

click here ZoneAlarm or Kerio.

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I have been using Windows Firewall, XP Pro SP2, along with NOD32, Prevx 2, Sandboxie and SpywareBlaster.
I Want to know if there is a firewall compatible with this security array and will complement it. It must have a small RAMprint. I am behind a Linksys router.
 

Answer:Looking for firewall, free or paid

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Hi,Are those that use free firewalls such as sygate and zonelalarm less protected than those that have the paid-for equivalents? Is it worth the money to go for paid-versions?Same question for anti-virus programs; Are updates for norton (paid-for) relased quicker and more thorough than the AVG updates?This is just a question that has been on my mind.ThanksJohn T

Answer:Firewall/Anitvirus: Free Vs Paid-for

ive been using zonealarm for ooooooh ages now and (touch wood) have never had any problems yet.

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i have a dual core, win 7, 64 bit machine. i understand windows firewall is a good firewall but, if i were to get a stand along firewall to go with avast free AV, malwarebytes and iobit malware, what is suggested? the windows platform on here is in spanish, and altho i do read a bit of spanish i cant get the firewall to show event logs, so want a stand alone FW that i can read the logs.

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The paid version of Online Armor is being given away for free at
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/online-armor/
 

Answer:Paid version of Online Armor for free

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Windows Defender along with Vista's UAC do a great job and keeping your computer protected from Spyware. However should you feel the need or if your computer does get infested by spyware which Defender may or may not be able to remove, you may feel the need for an additional 3rd Party Anti-Spy !
WinVistaClub, a Microsoft Featured Community, in association with Emsi Software GmbH is currently offering the PAID Version Of A-Squared Anti Malware absolutely FREE ! If you wish to know the details, click HERE.

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Hi,

I am trying to tie up some loose ends after having to execute a Clean Install of my Windows 10 Home last night because of corrupted files I couldn't fix any other way.

To make a long story short prior to the Clean Install I had a paid version of Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my PC and was using Outlook as my main email address for the last few years. While trying to determine what was causing my corrupted files (I couldn't download or install any Windows Cumulative Updates since Aug. 31) some folks thought that maybe my copy of Office 2013 could be part of my problem.

While 'nosing' around Google this morning I found what I would call a free 'light' version of 'Outlook.com' and downloaded and installed it. After logging into my Outlook account I am able to send and receive emails using my Outlook email address. However, I can find none of my contacts anywhere on the email page.

That really doesn't bother me that much because I have backups of many of the addresses. What I really want to do is find a way, if possible, to save this version of Outlook to my taskbar as I did my paid version. With my previous version when I received a letter a small envelope would appear on the Outlook icon on my Taskbar alerting me to incoming mail. Is that possible with this free 'light' version?

Right now I am trying to decide between Libre Office and Open Office to supply my Word and Power Point needs. But if at all possible I would like to keep the sa... Read more

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Hi,

I am trying to tie up some loose ends after having to execute a Clean Install of my Windows 10 Home last night because of corrupted files I couldn't fix any other way.

To make a long story short prior to the Clean Install I had a paid version of Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus on my PC and was using Outlook as my main email address for the last few years. While trying to determine what was causing my corrupted files (I couldn't download or install any Windows Cumulative Updates since Aug. 31) some folks thought that maybe my copy of Office 2013 could be part of my problem.

While 'nosing' around Google this morning I found what I would call a free 'light' version of 'Outlook.com' and downloaded and installed it. After logging into my Outlook account I am able to send and receive emails using my Outlook email address. However, I can find none of my contacts anywhere on the email page.

That really doesn't bother me that much because I have backups of many of the addresses. What I really want to do is find a way, if possible, to save this version of Outlook to my taskbar as I did my paid version. With my previous version when I received a letter a small envelope would appear on the Outlook icon on my Taskbar alerting me to incoming mail. Is that possible with this free 'light' version?

Right now I am trying to decide between Libre Office and Open Office to supply my Word and Power Point needs. But if at all possible I would like to keep the sa... Read more

Answer:Difference between paid Outlook.com and free 'light' version?

This is what you get by paying. https://support.office.com/en-us/art...rs=en-US&ad=US

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Hello,

Right now I have the full CIS suite installed, before I had avast! paired up with the firewall but then went back to the full CIS suite. I liked how avast! had a web blocker. I do use COMODO DNS servers. I am looking to go back to avast! once version 8 comes out. That's if it is compatible. I sure hope it is

So please vote for which AV (free or paid) you would use with COMODO firewall. My opinion it's avast! but I would like to hear what other people think

If it is not in the list, please specify which one and say why
 

Answer:What free or paid AV to run along side of COMODO firewall?

A web filter isn't necessary. In order to infect your machine, malware must be executed. Any decent on-access scanner should be able to intercept this.

Filtering web access is only a drain on resources, for dubious gain.
 

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Hi there.
I've recently had STOPzilla downloaded but only the free trial. I've been told by many people that it's not very good and comes up with fake viruses to get you to buy it. However, I recently had an infection with 3AE.exe and the three trojans it's coming up with are supposedly related to 3AE.exe, even though I've had it removed.

So do you think I should keep the STOPzilla free trial or is it just malware? I also have McAfee, do you think McAfee is good? Because I have started to doubt it recently.
I have also tried MalwareBytes and Superantispyware as well, would you recommend I continue using them?

If you know of any good antivirus/antispyware programs, preferably free, ha, (though if you think a paid one is really good then please do say so), can you please tell me? It would be much appreciated.

Thank you, and if this really helps, I have Windows Vista Home Premium.

Answer:Is STOPzilla (free trial) and McAfee (paid version) any good?

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. Please see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.After reading that, scroll down and read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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Today Giveawayoftheday offers for FREE Tall Emu OnLine Armor 3.5.14 (full commercial version) one of the best personal firewalls more: Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Online Armor - Online Armor is basically for all internet users who want to protect your money, identity and your data.
Simply download the zip package and read the text file. You need to install the full commercial version in order to activate it.
Vista 64 bit is not supported

Answer:OnLine Armor 3.5 (paid version) offered for free by Giveawayoftheday

Thanks for the link, i'll download it.....never use this app but seems to be useful, i'll give it a try....

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Many of you have probably heard of this, but for those who havn't here is a website that gives away a free paid software everyday. The software that they are giving away is changed everyday, So book mark the site and check it everyday. You never know when you'll come across something you're looking for!!http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/Success Stories:QuoteMr. Google's:I had been looking for a good free DVD ripper for about 2 months, when all of a sudden, I went to my favourite bookmarked site, and there it was-Xilisoft Platinum DVD ripper!! I downloaded it and have ben using it ever since!! Now we need some more sucess stories ......

Answer:Free Paid Software.

Yeah, I visit that site every day but I only have about one or two things.

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This site has teamed up with software makers to offer a paid version of their product for one day only commencing at 8am GMT.If you take advantage of an offer, find and use the activate.exe before installing and you will have a fully functioning version.Appears to be safe and genuine and I have seen products retailing at up to $140 there, so could be worth a look.http://www.giveawayoftheday.comEnjoy

Answer:Paid Software For Free Each Day

I would be leery. Screensavers are notorious for installing "extras".

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i'm using a very old 2009 list for recovery programs Free & Paid for

Any free versions that can recovery a complete harddrive ?

What would you recommend ?
 

Answer:Recovery Software free/paid for

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I see comments once in awhile where members don't think free and paid software can be compared head to head. I don't understand the reason for this as long as it is suite vs.suite or antivirus vs. antivirus. I use a free option not because it is free but because I believe it is my best protection, if I thought I could get better protection in a paid product I would buy it. But it has never gone that way for me. When I use paid I have not been infected for the year and when I use free it is with the same result. I appreciate tests pitting free and paid head to head and definitely don't see free at a disadvantage just because it is free. Maybe I look at it wrong, what is your opinion?
 

Answer:Free vs. Paid security software

Well i'll let you out one of our secret, most of the folks here are paranoid (including me) heheh, but on a serious note Security ultimately comes down to first on the user and then the security products.

Not all Antivirus solutions are free for instance EAM, EAV, etc. Basically it comes down to preference and factors of features a user may want or require, for instance currently the best two free AV in my opinion is 360 Total Security and Avast, yet i don't really like 360 security(even though it's pretty good). Secondly it comes down what features you prefer in a suite or AV some may prefer HIPS or IDS, there may be free solution for it sure say Comodo but someone may just prefer ESET both are good but it comes down to what the user prefers and how the suite or AV on his/ her system performs.

Also you maybe have some decent knowledge on computer infections and how to be safe or to keep away from those pesky sites, but not everyone are upto speed on it, for them it's best to buy a robust solution which does all the hard work.

A scenario would be say where a user is a very basic user and clicks on scam mails or random links or keeps getting infection through external media, for such a user you may wablnt some of the premium features some suites provide you like say Privacy Management, Mail Scanner, One Click Optimizer etc.

So while picking an AV or Security Suite it all boils down to
1) The user.
2) The System and the type of network it's being in... Read more

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Hey,
Ive seen a few threads asking for alternatives for Photoshop or Microsoft word ect, so i decided to show you guys a website that shows you TONS of free alternatives to any program you can think of, paid or free.
I was looking for a website like this forever,and now ive finally found it.
Here it is guys:

Alternative software and apps to your PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, iPhone, Android, Web/Online and other platforms. - AlternativeTo.net

I think its a great website, just search for whatever program you want such as "Photoshop" and free alternatives will pop up.

Hope you like it.

Answer:FREE Alternatives to PAID Software!

Thanks, pretty good find, may prove useful

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My school gave each student a "free" one year subscription to McAfee anti-virus. I know eventually it will run out and I will have to reinstall it, but would it be better to switch to a free program?

Antivirus:
AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
Avast - http://www.avast.com/
AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/

Would you recommend one of these or should I stick with McAfee?

Answer:antivirus software: free vs. paid

Yes i would I would go with avg or avast
they both dont require you to have ActiveX enabled a well known security risk

as mcafee does

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Hello,Can the forum users please recommend a simple, free if possible piece of software for partitioning my HD please.I have heard that some allow you to set up a dual boot ?.Cheers

Answer:Partition software,free or paid for

i have used both partion magic and also free from the mag pargon both are good

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Well the more I am learning about security the more I am beginning to wonder if Paid software is sometimes better than free software. I am becoming almost convinced that it is possible to make your whole system secure without paying for any other security software. The thing that might be of benefit to of paying for security software might be that it's convenient and a good thing for the lay computer user to rely on.
 
One thing I did wonder about was real time protection. But there are some free ways of doing this too.
 
One tool that I did recently come across is K9 Web Protection. Not only is this a parental control program but it also has real time protection and blocks against malicious websites. This program seems to be doing the same thing that some premium software does but all for free. The only annoying thing I find about this though is the amount of time it blocks things prompting you to either allow or go back. But it's the ideal solution, especially if you are a parent or teacher. While I'm at it (And I admit I am digressing a bit here) I'd also like to mention a few other benefits of the program and that is it also blocks anonymizers, VPN's, Proxies, etc. And there is no way of bypassing the program unless you have the admin password. If your interested you can get this here: http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
 
Anyway what are your views on Paid software vs Free software. Albeit I do use premium stuff myself that I am very happy with but I am begin... Read more

Answer:[Windows] Paid vs Free Software

An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version. By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads. In some cases you may be able to disable annoying pop-ups through the anti-virus settings if the vendor included an option to disable them. If the vendor does not have such an option listed, then your only alternative is to switch anti-virus software if the pop-up ads annoy you that much.If using an older operating system like XP, then read...Forced to use Windows XP past April? 10 ways to make the best of a bad situation...those XP users left out there are wondering what they can possibly do to mitigate their risks as much as possible. The best course of action without a doubt is moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, but if you can't or won't make such a bold move, then here's the best of what's left on your plate of options.#1: Ditch the Free AV - Get a Paid Solution

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I use Diskeeper 2008 but I am thinking about uninstalling it and replacing it with either Smart Defrag or Auslogics Disk Defrag. Does a paid defragger really perform better than a free defragger or is the free version just as good?
 

Answer:better defrag software, paid or free?

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I often go to giveawayoftheday.com where each day a program is offered for free for one day, 24 hours exactly. The program is charged in other time. Different vendors put their software on this site, for promotion, maybe.

I would like to know is there any other site like this?

Or at least sites where I can get big discount for software, like boomerapp.com

Usually on boomerapp.com there is a program offered at 40% or less of its original price

And is there any other site like this?
 

Answer:Any other get-paid-software-for-free site?

Hi,
If you look at 'Hot Finds' at TechSupportAlert they sometimes spot specials like you're looking for. The site specialises in reviewing & comparing free legal progs so it's worth a look anyway. TechSupportAlert is an ad-free and pop-up free site that's easy to navigate with topics well organised.
Here's a link to Hot Finds to give you a flavour although some offers have expired it's worth checking from time to time.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/view/hot

Hope this is of interest?

Richard
 

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Hello everyone. How's everyone on my favourite forum?

This is probably a pretty straightforward question for you clever guys and gals on here, but one that's perplexed for a while..

I have in the past, when losing data, just shrugged my shoulders and put up with it. I was wondering if there an easy to use data recovery program that's worth buying/trying? One that works with Mac as well, would be nice (I've lost some data on my mother-in-law's Mac I need to get back!)

Many thanks in advance ;-)

Answer:Best free/paid for data recovery software?

Around the forums, Minitool Data Recovery has the best reputation and garners the most recommendations from members and users. It just saved my data drive last week, after I'd "accidentally" re-partitioned it while conducting an experiment. The software was able to recover more than 95% of the files from that drive, even after I'd reformatted it and re-partitioned it. You can get a free version of this tool, but it's not worth a whole lot because it only recovers up to 1 GB of data. If you have more than that to recover -- as I did on my data drive -- you'll need to pony up the $69 a full version costs. From recent personal experience I can say: "It's worth it!"
HTH,
--Ed--

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Just wondering, what's the best free video teleconferencing software up there for XP? And I'd also like to know what's the next best (and cheap) option to go if I want to pay a little bit of money?
 

Answer:Best, free video teleconferencing software? And what about paid?

Google Talk / Voice. In your Gmail settings there should be an option to call your buddies or to input a new number to call people. It's completely free and you can choose your number or use number portability through Google Voice.

It also doesn't require running Skype in the background.
 

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Hey guys, these are my needs and wanted to know what your thoughts were on whats the best ripping software and encoding software.

Purpose
I am building a NAS/DAS and I want to start ripping my family's DVD/BD collection for use on the network. My goal if I have space is to rip ISO and MKV/other media format but if space is an issue I will rip ISOs and convert to mkv or whatever when i want to use them as media files.

Loosing quality is not an option period. and features are a must like selecting codec/res/size. My dad does a ton of travel as well as my brother. We as a family need the versatility to take our videos with us so a 30-60GB movie does not always work I may have a 240GB flash drive able to do 100-160MBps but those are still HUGE files for week long trips sometimes out of the country.

My needs
*must support DVDs and Blu-Rays
*Beat DRM (given)
*no water marks or loss in quality (given)
*create ISOs
*create mkv/other formats at lossless quality and any quality of choice (res/compression/codec/filetype/bit rate/and so on)
*do multiple DVD/BDs at once (I have 3 BD drives)
*Free is preferred but i am willing to buy a software if it adds a much better user interface and features. If 20-50 bucks saves me time and adds useful features its worth it.

Questions and thoughts
Do I need or want CUDA support? I have a 980 TI and an intel i7 4770K I will be getting a better processor soon, either skylake or x99 K/E edition. I have tried make mkv and i can rip in 20-30 min... Read more

Answer:Best ripping/converting software (free/paid)?

DVDFab is my goto just finished updating to 9.2.0.5, and I don't know if you knew this but I am pretty sure cuda isn't on the newer cards like kepler. It is now a newer technology called NVENC. but needless to say you will get the best possible speed/quality with the nvidia card encoding it for you with dvdfab. I ripped a full Bluray movie over 2 hours of video and audio in around 45 mins. This was to an MP4 at native res and just a small bump down in bitrate. I will say this though it's not cheap but I will say it's worth it
Handbrake wont remove encryption so using it for ripping is a no go. But its one of the best reencoders out there for mp4 and quick as you can be for free...
I use it for making my bluray rips smaller for like my phone and tablet and not take up too much space. It does a great job at that with all the built in profiles.

As far as iso to mp4 or whatever, how are you making the iso. If you are using something like PowerISO and making an image from the disc to iso then that wont work, you need to rip it first from the disc so any encryption is removed and then you can have at making an iso so that you can duplicate the disc later. Handbrake should allow you to open a file and choose the iso and it will scan for video and audio files contained therein. from there you choose a profile you would like to convert it to and finally destination if you want it saved somewhere else and click start and it should use all your processors utilizing... Read more

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AV-Comparatives has released a detailed report comparing the differences between free and paid antivirus software.
https://www.av-comparatives.org/free-vs-paid-2017/
Hopefully this will settle all arguments.
 

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What a load of crap.

http://www.free-cloudsecurity.com/nc/news/article/article/1992-the-duel-between-free-and-paid.html
 

Answer:The duel between free and paid-for security software

Dieselman said:

What a load of crap.Click to expand...

Agree ... :great:

Paid solution are ok but a user can create a free security setup that will manage to give him the same degree of protection.
 

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I am looking at Acronis True Image 2011 & Paragon Backup and Recovery Free edition. Basically I'd just like to be able to image my laptop once I have it set up with all the software I want and don't want As far as I can tell, they can both do the same thing with a few more features for the paid versions. What am I missing with the free edition? I used Macrium in the past and upon a restore I hosed my MBR so it could be operator error or that was a limitation of the free version. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Free Imaging Software vs. Paid Versions

The Macrium problem was likely operator error, although imaging is never foolproof.

You can get a perfectly usable version of Acronis at no charge if you have either a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive--go to the Seagate or WD web site.

All you get by paying is more features that you likely would not need.

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i was just wondering what was the best paid and free remote desktop software was. on the free side, i heard that VNC was pretty good, but there may still be better. for the paid side, money is not an issue, i just want to know what the best one is.
 

Answer:Best paid and free remote desktop software?

lol, duh, i forgot to look in wikipedia!

thanks for the link, i would still like some personal opinions, though. what i am looking for is the fastest remote desktop software there is, with minimal lag. i would be using it to view and operate a windows xp computer from a linux computer
 

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Hello. I have a question.

What is the 'best' (Yes, your opinon... ...but please provide some concete facts based on your opinion.) computer testing software/hardware on the market -- free or paid (like trialware) software??? I say 'computer/hardware' meaning, ALL functional hardware components (motherboard, CPU, graphics card, memory, PCI cards, hard drives, optical drives (if this one is possible), Chipset, cache, etc.). For each of those components, I am looking to evalute at voltages, power, temperatures, data transfer speeds, RPM fan speeds, etc.). If it can run diagnostic tests, please indicate if yours or the one you know of can. I am looking for general (all components); all around, detailed/comprehensive information provided out there. Free or paid program is fine. If 'paid' as long as it is under $50-60 max. for it. Yes, this is for a 'home' user application.

Please reply.

Thank you!
 

Answer:What is the BEST computer/hardware testing software -- free or paid???

AIDA32
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AIDA32_-_Personal_System_Information_d181.html
Free and you dont have to install it
 

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Can someone recommend a free CD/DVD burning software?

I used to use IMGBurn - when scanned through virustotal website... too many results sayings it full of junk.

I've tried google - same thing

I want lightweight - nothing needing 500MB of space like Nero

I can use Windows built in - works fine
Problem: it doesnt burn Mac OSX ISO images (I'm using a PC laptop)

Thanks
 

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What is the Best paid or free software out there, that I can download YouTube Videos and convert them from .FLV to .AVI format to play on DVD players.

Answer:What is the Best paid or free software to download YouTube Videos?

Good afternoon MD507,The best free and convertible software for downloading you tube videos is most probably what i use;http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/This is the current program I am using, and it's fine!Helper.*Please reply back your results, thank - you's are welcome!*

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It's the battle of the big: MT's most popular and most talked-about default/deny solutions.
Both are free.
Let's talk pros and cons.
1 Effectiveness
2 Learning curve, user-friendly
3 Bugs
4 Compatibility issues
5 System performance issues
5 Other
 

Answer:VoodooShield Free version or Comodo Free Firewall 10

Are you comparing features like whitelisting, firewall, sandbox, HIPS etc?

Do they serve the same, different or overlapping purposes?

Correct me if I'm wrong. VS is meant to block/allow applications. Can it block/allow Windows processes (eg. Skype, One Drive, exe, dll etc) as well?
 

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Updated: Firewall Driver (security and other fixes)
Improved: Localization fixes
Improved: Stability and performance enhancements
http://sc1.checkpoint.com/sc1/za/release-history/zafree.html#13.3.052.000

If you are running ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13 to protect your Windows computer, then you should know that a new version is now up for grabs, bringing a number of improvements and updates supposed to add a new layer of security to your system.

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 13.3.052.000 updates the firewall driver with security and other fixes, as the official release notes reveal, while also bringing localization enhancements, as well as stability and performance changes that should make everything run smoother on Windows.

As you most likely know if you?ve already installed the app in the past, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is one of the most advanced security products of its kind, offering support for pretty much all Windows versions currently on the market.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/ZoneAlarm-Free-Firewall-13-Updated-on-Windows-452916.shtml
 

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I am trying to download this Belkin Advisor program so I can have it tell me the guts of my computer for... who knows whar reason really. I got to get this info to Garmanma for him to help me. I successfully completed the download to my program files and when I clicked to open it I got an error message that read "not a valid Win 32 application". As I've seen this before today I thought maybe I should try opening the file with this new IZarc program to maybe unzip it..? I don't know what I'm doing really. So then I downloaded the Belcan Advisor again but this time I put it in my systems Win32 file and tried to open it from there. That error message read "access to the specified device or path or file is denied". What the heck am I doing wrong now? I re-read the Belcan sites FAQ and there was mention that my "firewall" might be denying something. I don't know that I have a firewall but I do have Avast downloaded on this Win2000 Pro and it's the free version and it seems to run all the time and I have never had this problem before so I don't know the answer. Any help?

Answer:Does the free version of Avast have a firewall?

Download SIW [with installer] Free versionhttp://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.htmlDownload it to your DesktopDouble-click on it and it should start right upAvast Free is just an AV

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Hi there

I have the Outpost free version of firewall I have been very happy with it to date. However I noticed when I turned on my PC today the Outpost Icon which has always been blue is now green why? I noted if I right clicked on it and selected firewall pilicy it said Block Most (Im not sure what it said when it was blue). From memory it use to be blue with a white question mark where now its green with a white - sideways line on it as above.
 

Answer:Outpost Firewall free version help

When it was blue, the firewall policy was rules wizard.

To change it back; open outpost firewall, select settings. On the left hand side, select firewall. Drag the slider bar to the center dash -> click ok.
 

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Any one who used the old free version may like this.click here

Answer:New free version outpost firewall

I use NOD32, very user friendly and I feels safe!

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Hello All

Have been on the Avast web site but have not been able to determine if the free version includes a firewall. Should anyone know the answer that would be great. What would I gain by purchasing their premium version? Using XP SP3.

Regards SilverSurf
 

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There is an updated version of this Firewall now on offer if you have not already been prompted you can get it here http://smb.sygate.com/free/spf_download.php
 

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Hi,Now ZoneAlarm has finished supporting Win98/98se and ME I take it that the new free version 6.5.722.000 will only run on XP/2000 or have I misunderstood their support page.Cheers Chris.

Answer:Free ZoneAlarm Firewall Version 6.5 Question

Chris, no you have understood correctly, Zonealarm chose not to support win 98/SE and Me as microsoft has also stopped support of these operating systems.

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There is a new updated version available here for anyone interested
Free Download Link: http://smb.sygate.com/news/nwsdownload.htm
 

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There is a new updated version available here for anyone interested
Free Download Link: http://smb.sygate.com/news/nwsdownload.htm
 

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There is a new updated version of this firewall available now,if you havent already been prompted you can get it here http://smb.sygate.com/free/spf_download.php
 

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My ISP is offering free access to a McAfee. "$120 value".

Is this going to be as good as if I actually went to the store and bought it? Is it really the same thing?
 

Answer:Free virus software as good as "paid"?

It should be the very same as if you paid for it. But your ISP is who paid for it and if you change ISP's then the software will not update. Otherwise it's as good as if you paid for it.
 

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ZoneAlarm Free v.12.0.118.000:
New: Security Toolbar One-Click uninstall.
Fixed: Added logic so that Toolbar is not installed in Internet Explorer 11.
The Changelogs are posted here.

Download (ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall)
Download (ZoneAlarm Free Firewall)

Enjoy!!
 

Answer:ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall Version: 12.0.118.000 released:

Hi Littlebits. Your post prompted me to read user reviews for ZoneAlarm. The toolbar fix may rectify the most common complaint expressed by users. Since we use Bitdefender Free, Malwarebytes, Zemana Anti-logger, & Windows Firewall for our Windows 8.1 system, I wanted to ask: 1) What are your thoughts on ZoneAlarm? ..and 2) Do you see weaknesses in this, our computer's (freeware) armor?
 

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I have noticed that some forum members recommend the Agnitum firewall but don't know if they refer to the paid version or the free version(ver.1.0).Is the free version any good? Is this version as easy to configure as the full paid up version purports to be?I've been using Kerio(after ditching Zone Alarm, sick of the True Vector service crashing)for a couple of weeks now, but you have to be careful how you configure it and it seems resource hungry.I'm changing my h/d, so wandered if Outpost v1.0 would be any good or whether to stick with Kerio when I install firewall s/w on my new h/d.Cheers, dagwoood.

Answer:Agnitum Outpost firewall, free version-Any good?

i always had true vector errors/crashes with a previous version of zonealarm but i did like its ease of use.i switched to the free version of agnitum outpost and used it for about a year.it is a good firewall but can be quite tricky to set up correctly.im all for tweaking but it started to get on my nerves after a while as it was leaving ports unstealthed and no matter what i did could not stealth them.not for the faint hearted in my opinion.click here have a read of the guide to using and see what you think click hereim now back with the latest version of zonealarm and it doesnt give me any problems at all.

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ZoneAlarm Firewall 9 Free version for Windows 7 has been released.
You can dowload it from this page-- Check Point ZoneAlarm

Answer:ZoneAlarm Firewall 9 Free version for Windows 7 released

Thank you for this information. At this time of the year many people need to renew their firewall and AV and in these hard times a good free on line ZOne Alarm is a good choice.

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Hi
I installed KERIO Personal Firewall (Free version) yesterday on my pc and I seem to have the following problem:

Everytime I click on START, CONTROL PANEL I can't seem to accces the control panel for at least a minute. The Task bar also stops responding for a minute or so. But after that everything works fine. (No viruses or spyware found on system)
I uninstalled Kerio and the problems goes away.
Do you recommend another firewall or is there a solution to my problem.
Thanks for the reply.

My specs
HP a1532N
Pentium D (2*2.8)
250HD
2048RAM
Nvidea 7600 GT OC
Windows xp Media Center (SP2 All updates installed recently)
 

Answer:Problems with KERIO Personal Firewall (Free version)

I use kerio exclusively with no problem. Have you turned off Microsoft's firewall? Two firewalls can't coexist. That might be the problem. If not and you have continuing problems Zone alarm is a free alternative that is very good too.
 

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I'm just about to install avg 7 free version anti-virus software onto a pc running XP home.If all goes wrong how can it be uninstalled?As there is no support for it where do you go with any problems?Finally, is it any good?Many thanks in advance!

Answer:AVG 7 antivirus software (free version)

I had AVG for a couple of years, before going to Norton. It was a excellent package, and gave me no trouble at all. Go onto the site to update it regularly, (as you should with all anti-virus). If you wish to uninstall, it should come straight out using the standard windows uninstall program.AVG is the most popular free anti-virus program around, and should give you very little problem.

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now that Sygate has stopped development of their Sygate Firewall and Kerio has also left the consumer firewall business what is the best free firewall program out there?...I know zoneAlarm is good but it uses up too much system resources and Outpost free firewall has not been updated in years...whats the best option now?...is ZoneAlarm still as much of a resource hog or has it gotten better?

http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/11/symantec_to_dit.html
 

Answer:best free software firewall

ZoneAlarm, but software firewalls are bad IMHO...
 

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i am looking for the very best free firewall software that will not conflict with my current AV. Looking for JUST a firewall. Would love to find one where you could actually watch attackers try and get in your pc? Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Best FREE Firewall Software?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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My antivirus and firewall suite subscription is going to be up for renewal soon (I won't tell you which one, but I bet you can guess!).I regularly read suggestions from contributors to this forum that people should use AVG for antivirus and Zonealarm for a firewall - both of which I understand are free.Are these packages really as effective as paid-for software? And can they be set to update regularly and automatically?I'm prepared to pay if I know that the level of protection I get will be better, but if I can get top-notch protection for free...!Incidentally, I also use Windows Defender, Spybot S & D and Adaware.What do you think?

Answer:Is free AV and Firewall software really OK?

I run ZA, and avast with no problem. There is an issue that avast and ZA have, but your asked about that when installing then together.Considering that they are free, they are both very good, and I'm sure others will agree.If your looking at running Avg and ZA, that will be fine, I used to, but I prefer Avast.

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i am looking for the very best free firewall software that will not conflict with my current AV. Looking for JUST a firewall. Would love to find one where you could actually watch attackers try and get in your pc? Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Best FREE Firewall Software?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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I currently use the free version of Zone Alarm. But I find it frustrating that it strictly looks to the IE for updating. Even worse, the IE7 shows a blank page and says 'connecting' and stays there, putting CPU usage 100%.

I'm considering looking for a potentially good, but free firewall progra that might do better than Zone Alarm and not connect to IE everytime for update. Any ideas?
 

Answer:best free firewall software?

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Hi

I've been given an Avocent DSR2010 KVM switch to play around with an manage some home servers etc.

I've got all the hardware etc, but I've just realised I need some kind of management software. Obviously I'm not going to pay thousands for DSView, so can anyone recommend a free alternative?

I've done some searching and seen a few pepople mention AVWorks - will this allow me to remotely manage the servers?

Thanks

Phil
 

Answer:Avocent DSR2010 KVM Software...is there a free version?

I tried for months to find even a pirated version for a similar model. Couldn't find a thing. I ended up eBaying it.
 

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hiCan anyone recomend free full version software to convert movie files to mp4?on my other post people kept recomending software that was only trial or could only convert part of a movie.hope someone can help?Thanx

Answer:need free full version software to convert to mp4

Videora iPod Converter will convert your videos to MP4, and you don't HAVE to own an iPod to be able to use it.click here

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9 well-known PC software vendors present the ultimate Easter&Spring gifts until Mar 31, 2016.
Software list:
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I just got a new laptop with Vista, and i don't really want to keep the windows firewall. I tried Zone Alarm free (version 7.1 which is supposedly Vista compatible), but i gave me a BSOD on installation, and after googling it, it appears there are problems with Zone Alarm and vista.So does any have any suggestions for free software firewalls that are problem free with Vista?

Answer:Free software firewall for Vista?

This is the latest info on Comodo 3, click here

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Hi,
Just wanted to know I have a new computer it has Norton on it, but I wanted to know what is out there that is free for internet security etc...thanks alot..dano
 

Answer:What is the best free firewall security software ?

I love ZoneAlarm. I have used Kerio Firewall and I wasn't that impressed.

Here is a link to Zonealarm Free http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conte...st_za.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=nav_za
 

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I just got a new laptop with Vista, and i don't really want to keep the windows firewall. I tried Zone Alarm free, but i gave me a BSOD on installation, and after googling it, it appears there are problems with Zone Alarm and vista.So does any have any suggestions for free software firewalls that are problem free with Vista?

Answer:Free software firewall for Vista?

Just look in the Vista forum click here

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I've been given a Mcafee 3.0 firewall but have no idea how to find out how to install it. When I click on the install thing from the menu shown, I get "use windows explorer to display files showing this root then double click on SETUP.EXE." I'm lost already - I found Windows explorer but I can't work out how to do anything more - I've just got broadband so I know I need a good firewall. Any help would be appreciated - thanks y'all.

Answer:How do I install free Firewall software?

If it's on CD,open Explorer in folder view,navigate to the drive containing the cd,click it to display the contents in the righthand pane,find the Mcafee folder,open it to display contents and doubleclick the setup.exe as per instructions.Regards

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I am looking for excellent free virus protection and firewall. I have decided to stop paying for Nortin products in August.
 

Answer:free viral and firewall software

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Hi, just wanted to know if there's any good 64-bit firewall software out there, 'cause I'm finding difficulty finding anything other than 32 bit, and none of them have worked yet. Thanks for anyone that knows something.

Running Win XP Pro 64bit

Answer:64-bit Free Firewall Software Recommendations..?

Comodo has a 64bit version
Youll see it on their free firewall download page.

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I have recently been testing the Beta for Comodo Firewall & Antivirus for Vista. They are pretty good and have recently been rated number 1. Another one I'm testing is Eset's Smart Security wich I would also recommend.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Free Firewall & Antivirus Software

Have you looked at BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps?

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I have been using the paid version of Online Armor for some time now but I'm ready to dump it. It is such a nuisance. I can't do anything without getting the popups asking me if it is ok. I click on "remember this" but it forgets! I will tell it to trust this program but it doesn't do it. It is so bad sometimes I have to shut it down to make it stop. My subscription is about to expire and I'm ready to replace it with another. I realize it has to learn but it has been almost a year now and it is still hasn't calmed down! Is there one out there that will give me the protection I need without being such a nuisance? I thought about getting a router with a firewall and then using the Windows XP sp3 firewall with it. Would this be sufficient? I do my banking online, etc. I have my virus and malware software installed and will still be using it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Nuisance free firewall software

I have Online Armor firewall and I understand your frustration and my subscription is about to expire as well. Ever since Mike and Tall Emu sold it it hasn't been quite the same.

However, there are some good tweaks you can do to help lessen the frustration levels. So my recommendation is to go to Online Armor's forums and post your issues. Let them know in bullet point the details and why you will most likely drop it.

It is a very helpful community. You should receive answers quickly.

As for XP's firewall just one word: NO. It is very poor. Hopefully you have been using a router all along anyway.

Another free and good firewall is Comodo though you'll need to tweak its configuration for your system.
 

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I'm sure most of you have heard of it, but for those that haven't
About:

Giveaway of the day is a win-win solution for both publishers and clients
The idea behind this initiative is that many sites and publishers offer trial downloads; but only we offer giveaway downloads. What does that mean?
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The software product will be presented in its full functionality, without any limitations save for those mentioned in Terms and Conditions.
The download link will remain on our web-site for the agreed period of time, together with the review of the software product and the information about other products from the software publisher presenting the giveaway title.
Both reviews and the information on the product line will remain active even when the Giveaway period is over.
The information about Giveaway of the day and the participants of this initiative will be included in our newsletters and distributed among our visitors and subscribers.
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Answer:Giveaway of the Day ---Free Full Version Software Daily

Yes I know of this. Earlier they used to give good softies, but now I hardly see good one's being offered.

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Hi,I know it has been asked many times before but you anyone recommend current free versions of Anti-Virus and Firewall software, either as a combined package like Norton Internet Security or as seperate pieces of software that work well together?I've been using Norton Internet Security for a number of years now and although happy with how it works and it's performance it does bug me on how resource hungry it is. One of my PC's is still running Win98se which also means I can't even use the lastest version of Norton anyway.So just to recap I'm after Free (preferably) Anti-Virus and Firewall software that has a good track record, is not resource hungry and will work on both a Window 98se and Windows Home XP. BTW these two machine are networked together and the Win98 machine provides an internet connect for the XP machine in case this makes a difference?Thanks very much in advance for your suggestions. :)

Answer:"Free" Anti-Virus & Firewall Software?

avg is good at click here

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Any recommendations for the above, for a friends computer running windows 98? Preferably ones that don't conflict with each other or anything else. Thanx

Answer:Best free anti virus and firewall software

anti virus click herefirewall click herebest goingobbit

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I am looking to build a clarkconnect firewall or the other big one people talk about(I forgot the name). I found the hardware requirements for clarkconnect but thought it left a little to the imagination.
http://www.clarkconnect.com/info/requirements.html

What do you guys recomend for mhz? Or even maybe more memory? I just do not want to see slow downs from the firewall because of a slow machine. It will be supporting no more than 10 (3 which are servers) computers.
 

Answer:ClarkConnect and other free software firewall requirements?

I haven't used CC in years. I like to keep the firewall seperate from the servers just so there isn't a change of an issue with speed and useage. Currently the firewalls I have been building lately are compaq'a with 466mhz with anywhere from 32 to 128 MB of ram. Mainly it's a cost issue. I've been picking up these boxes lately for $35.

The other system your looking at wouldn't happen to be SME server would it? I've been looking at it but haven't done anything or checked it out personaly yet but like what I'm seeing and the solutions that it provides. Almost like Microsofts Small Bussiness Server. Want to find someone with it and see what their unbiased opinion is about it. Looks real promising.

*EDIT* SME server site is http://contribs.org/modules/news/
 

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I have a D-Link firewall router and am presently using the Xp SP2 firewall but will turn it off when I install a 3rd party item. The Zone Alarm 5.5 used to lock up, drop the connection, crash and all kinds of other bad things. I ditched it. Does the 6.0 version do the same ?

I have heard good things about Sygate, Kerio and a few others.

What are your recommendations, experiences ?
By the way, Please just give me your take and no links to sites or threads, I have read a lot of them already and no review mentioned the ubiquitous and often-mentioned zone alarm bugs. So I am really looking for your opinions from using a firewall for a while.

Thanks,

B.
 

Answer:Advice: good free software firewall for XP

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Nero releases free burning software version released.
Nero now offers a free but stripped down version of its burning software. The free version has the basic data disc burning and copying capabilities for your CDs and DVDs.
You can only burn, copy and erase a disc. It has no advanced options, no dual panel, no overburn. You can't even select a specific speed, nor burn ISOs.
Its a 55 MB download.Visit Nero - Free Version .
If you wish to unsinstall it, use Nero General CleanTool to delete all remaining Nero entries from your system.
You may also want to check out alternate freeware like ImgBurn or CDBurnerXP.

Answer:Nero releases free burning software version released.

I do not really see the point of this from Nero when there is better free burning software able to do much more.

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Hi
I have a Medion TV Tuner 7134 mk2/3 card and i would like some software i can use the card with to watch tv on my pc, does anyone know of any software that i could try? I used to use a program called cyberlinks power cinema but the disk came up with an error and now i dont know what to do, so if anyone knows where i can download that program from or can send it me i would be most grateful.

Cheers Mark
 

Answer:Tv software and or where i can download a free version of cyberlinks power cinema

i believe your card is listed here.maybe you should try chris tv
http://www.chris-tv.com/cards.html
 

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I currently run Windows XP Home and have Norton 2003 installed for my AV and Firewall software, however, I am on the lookout for free software which will do the same job. Can anyone recommend good, reliable alternatives? I have been told about free AV software from AVG and would like to know if this is a good program. Also, is the Windows Firewall program sufficient or is it best to install another?

Answer:Advice on free Anti-Virus and Firewall Software

The windows firewall only operates in one direction. It does not monitor outgoing traffic. You need (free) Zone Alarm. Don't forget to turn the windows firewall off AVG is good as a virus checker but some find difficulty in obtaining updates from the free version web server. I suggest you try (free) Avast first. It works like a dream

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Was just wondering what everyone's opinion is on what are currently the best free antivirus/malware and firewall programs? Please only discuss FREE applications in this thread. No trials or whatnot. Looking for 100% free.

Here is a list of the ones that have already been mentioned in this thread (in alphameric order):
Advanced SystemCare Free
avast! Free Antivirus
AVG
Avira Free Antivirus
Commodo Internet Security
Malwarebytes
Microsoft Security Essentials
Panda Cloud Antivirus
Spybot-S&D
 

Answer:Best FREE Antivirus/Malware/Firewall Software (2011)

I still think that Microsoft's Security Essentials is excellent as an antivirus & malware on day to day use since I rarely get anything horrible.

I use the default Windows 7 Firewall until someone can recommend better here though...
 

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Hey, guys. Can you tell me what the best FREE software there is our there for Anti-virus, Firewall, Security, etc. that's out there on the web? Thanks for your help!

Bob
 

Answer:Best FREE Anti-Virus, Firewall, Security Software

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Ok, I use Windows XP SP2.

Modem -> Main box.

There are two NICs on that box. From the 2nd NIC, internet is shared using WinXP builtin ICS to a hub. From that hub it splits to two more computers.

The other two computers use Kerio Personal Firewall. Works great. But doesn't seem to allow ICS (tried it on the main rig, wouldn't work)

I've tried Kerio Winroute. Possibly because I'm a moron, I had a lot of problems getting it to work with various programs, notably Steam (for cs). No matter what I tried, it kept blocking random ports regardless.

I run a CS server off my main rig. To do so I need to give out my IP address... obviously this is not so good when I have nothing but builtin winxp firewall

So I need to a recommendation on something that will:
1. Allow WinXP ICS
-or-
2. Has its own ICS that hopefully works easily with Steam.

Not an option:
1. buy a router (I don't want to among other reasons, but I realize this would be easiest)
2. put the hub first (I only get 1 IP)
3. Put an old computer up as a linux box and run mono or something (I don't have another I'm willing to convert to Linux... sorry guys )

Thanks!
 

Answer:Best (free preferably) Software Firewall that allows WinXP ICS (or has good builtin)

ZoneAlarm is ICS compatible. I used in a similar setup in the past.

I know you said that you didn't want to buy a router. But for $40, it's going to be the bvest solution.
 

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Hi folks. What I'm trying to do is just to increase my overall security. As simple as that. Maybe because I'm feeling I'm little unsafe? Maybe I don't know. Anyways, this is what I have now:

My router has a built-in firewall
I'm using Avast free edition
Windows defender is there and regularly updated
Windows firewall is on

Pretty much the usual. So, what I want to do is to install an extra firewall software to add one more layer of protection. Reasonable? What do you suggest?

Is there a trouble free decent firewall software that is user friendly and free of charge that will make it harder for (say hackers) to get into my PC?

As of this moment, I'm looking at zonealarm firewall and tinywall.

I'm open to questions, suggestions, corrections, comments....etc

Thanks.
 

Answer:Free decent firewall software to add security to existing windows 7 PC

Why would hackers want to get onto your pc anyways? Highly unlikely unless you store and contain information that is really wanted, but then a firewall won't protect you from them, it will just give them another hurdle to jump over.

PFsense?
 

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Hello,

I've had the Outpost Free firewall installed for a few days now, and things are going well. I'm just wondering if it plays nicely with the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. I would be interested in hearing from other users of Outpost Free firewall who have run Microsoft's malicious software removal tool. Any problems/conflicts?

This is on a Windows XP Pro SP2 system, running AVG free 8.5 and Malwarebytes resident, with no conflicts with the MS software thus far. But I haven't used it with Outpost yet. I run the MS software monthly with the Windows updates.

I'm asking because back when I used ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, I never saw anything untoward, but when others on their forums mentioned a problem, I check my Event Viewer and, sure enough, there were errors, so I stopped using the MS MSRT while I had ZASS.
 

Answer:Outpost free firewall, MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

OK, since I've run the tool now, I'll answer my own question in case anyone else is wondering about this. There were no problems at all between OP and the MS malicious software removal tool.
 

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Lots of people will suggest no need to use paid for packages, however, as I'm not experienced with computers I'd rather have one package that updates and does everything without me having to ask / think.

Can I ask experienced members, which of the paid for versions offers the best protection at the best price, at the moment I'm using Norton, but it's expensive to renew.

I've looked at Kaspersky, but that seems just as expensive, avast is even more expensive, maybe if anyone had a code I could use that wil bring the price down I'd be very grateful, the important aspect is tho is knowing which one to choose.
 

Answer:Paid version protection

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I have been using the free version of this software for a while and am generally happy with it. i have used zonealarm, mcafee and norton in the past and to my liking this one serves me well. questions:
is the paid version that much better? i am annoyed that i can not schedule scans and updates and paid version provides that. also, i will need a 3 computer licence and i really need to put security on my home network. would the paid version provide for that?
when i had zone alarm i could not put the protection on the network because then the other computers could not get to the network. i also could not deal with zonealarm. it was way over my head.
your input is greatly appreciated. thank you
 

Answer:avg antivirus paid version - do you like it?

Yes, the paid version is better and it doesn't cost that much. They have a special at the moment. Its exactly what you need, 3 computer licence and for a period of 2 years. I also had the free version but it does not really protect you. The full version has the features - anti virus, spyware, spam, firewall, rootkit, mail scanner, link scanner, web shield, resident shield, ... Set up is very easy and managable. Just with some time of checking out what each feature does for you, you can set it up and leave it. Sometimes it is a bit annoying with its warnings but that too can be controlled.
I am very satisfied with the product. It only lags the system when it comes to a full system scan, but this is scheduled for once a week when I'm not busy with important work, like Saturday afternoon.
Verrrrrry Goooood.
 

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I bought a used Compaq running Win7 and am thinking about buying a firewall/av. In the past I used to use the free versions of (at different times) Zone Alarm & AVG. Been using a Mac for a few years so haven't kept up with things like that.

If you were going to actually purchase a full-scale package (not just use the freebies), which would you prefer between the two of those and why?

Or, if there is another purchased package brand (not named Norton or MacAfee), what would you recommend and why?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Which paid version prefer: AVG or ZA?

Hello, in my opinion out of paid security I would choose Avast or BitDefender because they seem to be very reliable and thorough. Out of AVG and Zone Alarm, again this is just my opinion, AVG wins hands down on detection out of the two. Hope this helps.
 

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I just tried out CCleaner, free version, and it did a great job of cleaning out all the crap in my Win 7 install. After that, I was finally able to upgrade to Win 10. So I'm wondering if the PRO version is even better.

Why do you use the PRO version?

Thanks.

Answer:Do you use the PAID version of CCleaner? Why?

The "Pro" just includes support from Piriform. Stay with free

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Does anyone have the paid version of MalwareBytes and if so, how is the updating? The reason I ask is apparently I've been spoiled with the virus programs, etc. automatically updating. I had been using the free version of SuperAntiSpyware and got tired of having to update it manually. I checked the settings, etc. and saw that with the paid version it would update at startup and every 8 hours. It had such good reviews so I trusted it and made the mistake of purchasing it. But, AFTER I had purchased it, I found out that if you're not online when it tries to update, you're out of luck. If you get an update, you have to do it manually. I had assumed it would try again if I wasn't online when it tried but I was wrong. How does the purchased version of MalwareBytes update work? Do I have to be online at the right time with it or if I'm not, will it try again later? I was no better off with the paid version of SuperAntiSpyware and I don't want to make that mistake again. Thanks for your time.

Answer:MalwareBytes paid version

I don't understand. When you do go online SAS will always notify there is an update if there is one more current than what you are running. All you have to do is click on update. Why purchase another product?

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Does anyone have the paid version of MalwareBytes and if so, how is the updating? The reason I ask is apparently I've been spoiled with the virus programs, etc. automatically updating. I had been using the free version of SuperAntiSpyware and got tired of having to update it manually. I checked the settings, etc. and saw that with the paid version it would update at startup and every 8 hours. It had such good reviews so I trusted it and made the mistake of purchasing it. But, AFTER I had purchased it, I found out that if you're not online when it tries to update, you're out of luck. If you get an update, you have to do it manually. I had assumed it would try again if I wasn't online when it tried but I was wrong. How does the purchased version of MalwareBytes update work? Do I have to be online at the right time with it or if I'm not, will it try again later? I was no better off with the paid version of SuperAntiSpyware and I don't want to make that mistake again. Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:MalwareBytes paid version

I don't use paid version but found this at Malwarebytes forum.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=45177
 

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I just tried out CCleaner, free version, and it did a great job of cleaning out all the crap in my Win 7 install. After that, I was finally able to upgrade to Win 10. So I'm wondering if the PRO version is even better.

Why do you use the PRO version?

Thanks.

Answer:Do you use the PAID version of CCleaner? Why?

The "Pro" just includes support from Piriform. Stay with free

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Hi all,My Incredimail is stressing me out at the moment. It is closing frequently, it is not able to download a small number of legit. emails from the server when I use advanced account access.I am inclined to reinstall it, but am concerned about all my folders and the messages. Any ideas for this?The PC is clean otherwise.Your thoughts are welcomeNick

Answer:Incredimail (paid for version)

Incredimail is the work of the devil. Do your PC and all your contacts a favour and uninstall it and use a client that doesn't turn your email into eye-bleeding horrors. If you insist on continuing to use it, though, back up your data, and here Google is your friend: I found this page click here in about two seconds flat. And then uninstall and reinstall.

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