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TheMost

Simply.. Evolution !!
Need a powerful (Go easy) Firewall

Hi,

Been currently using Avira free + comodo Firewall with Defense+ disabled and Spybot S&D beta !!

Now i am worried whether i am enough with my firewall cause i have turned Defense+ -> DISABLED

The reason i have done so is that my Dad is an average user and he feels really annoying with those learning questions

Is there any other Firewall which is powerfull and also Does not not much of user input ?? I Do banking online !

Please help !

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sygeek

Technomancer
Re: Need a powerful (Go easy) Firewall

A simple solution, enable the Defense+ when needed. See the preferences there might be options for Firewall notifications.

For a recommendation, you might wanna go for ZoneAlarm.
 

SlashDK

MV VIP to the MAX
Go for Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 eyes closed. I got a 3 user pack for Rs 750.
 

abhijangda

Padawan
One thing you must know is that no computer is 100% secure, so you are not. But, I think you are using the best free combination you can get in security. I have been using it for years and found no problem.
Comodo is said to be one of the best firewall in world and Avira AntiVir needs no introduction. Just remember to use latest operating system (I think you are using Windows) and to keep your system updated for maximum protection.
Also, try Linux.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
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Yup, no AV can give you 100% security. User themselves need to be aware. Like downloading softwares from here and there, visiting adult sites, not verifying the URL's they are visiting etc. etc. lots.
 
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TheMost

TheMost

Simply.. Evolution !!
Yup, no AV can give you 100% security. User themselves need to be aware. Like downloading softwares from here and there, visiting adult sites, not verifying the URL's they are visiting etc. etc. lots.

Thanks ..
Can u suggest something about security suite ?
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
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I'd suggest KIS if you want to go for paid. Or if you want to stay on free, then you are using the best combination IMHO.
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
No you asked for AV suggestion, and I personally recommend KIS, as I'm using it from 3 years and I'm quite satisfied. Though I don't use Windows in my daily life.

And I said, that if you want something paid solution I'd recommend KIS otherwise if you want free solution, then you are using the same what I'd have suggested.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
If you do banking online then please turn on Defence+ when you use that and use a combination of Virtual and real keyboard to be more safe for typing account details.
Nothing is completely safe you have to keep an eye on what you are doing. See when your father is using computer teach him how to turn off Defence+ and then tell him to turn it on As soon as he has used the computer. I guess your father can understand that. :)
 

sygeek

Technomancer
Guys .. Coming straight

I'm Using Avira free + Comodo Basic Firewall with defense+ disabled
Am I secure from hackers ??

I Do banking online !
Can i go for paid ??

CAn i go for some Solid Protection from hackers ??

What do u suggest

IF u are gonna suggest me a firewall then u might wanna check this please http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/software-q/142002-need-powerful-go-easy-firewall.html
  1. No one would want to hack you. Even if your computer is affected by a virus, don't worry, keylogger/any such viruses are very rare.
  2. I do banking online with only avast/microsoft security essentials. No firewall stuff, not needed on my side. But as I said before you can go for Paid but try ZoneAlarm before that.
  3. Same as 1.
 

Garbage

God of Mistakes...
Also, try Linux.

This!
This is what you should do, if your work is not dependent on OS (which seems like).

  1. No one would want to hack you. Even if your computer is affected by a virus, don't worry, keylogger/any such viruses are very rare.

  1. Myth!
    Even if his credentials might not be used for something else, his computer can be used as zombie (part of botnet) or used to commit some cybercrime.
 

sygeek

Technomancer
^Botnets and hacking into someone's account personally is different. Botnet doesn't steal information from someone's account rather they're used for IRC Flooding/DDOSing a site (mostly). But they sure do slow down the bandwidth.

Cyber crime..Well out billions of people on the earth, a hacker sure will choose his. It matters really, a person should monitor his running processes constantly, like I do. I usually delete suspicious processes and keep a look at netstat -a.
 
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Garbage

God of Mistakes...
^Botnet and hacking into someone's account personally is different. Botnet doesn't steal information from someone's account rather they're used for IRC Flooding/DDOSing a site (mostly). But they sure do slow down the bandwidth.

Seems you didn't get my point. My point was, don't think that nobody will ever try to hack your computer just because you don't have any confidential / critical data. Its always good for a hacker/cracker to have 1 more computer handy for his/her botnet / crime activities!
 

sygeek

Technomancer
I didn't finish the post, re-read it. I'm not saying walk naked on the street, be secure but just don't be crazy about it by installing tonnes of stuff like firewall, internet antivirus, real time antivirus, anti-malware and at last a full featured bloatware anti-virus. A full featured paid anti-virus is just fine.

Even I don't keep myself nude, Microsoft Security Essentials (free) works fine for me. The security layer doubles with - constantly monitoring running processes, services and netstat (-a). Read last year's June issue's editor page.

Chances of someone getting hacked even for the purposes you mentioned is well 1 in a million.

I don't mean to argue, just some flat facts :).

But if you take the case of a super noob with no experience with the cyber world well then this argument serves just the opposite.
 
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Garbage

God of Mistakes...
Sorry for going a bit offtopic. Just wanted to reply to this post.

I didn't finish the post, re-read it.
When I replied, your post was already up. You "EDITED" your post "after" my reply.

I'm not saying walk naked on the street, be secure but just don't be crazy about it by installing tonnes of stuff like firewall, internet antivirus, real time antivirus, anti-malware and at last a full featured bloatware anti-virus. A full featured paid anti-virus is just fine.

Even I don't keep myself nude, Microsoft Security Essentials (free) works fine for me. The security layer doubles with - constantly monitoring running processes, services and netstat (-a). Read last year's June issue's editor page.
Agreed!

Chances of someone getting hacked even for the purposes you mentioned is well 1 in a million.
Do you think there is only 1 hacker hacking only 1 person in whole lifetime?
There are thousands of hackers hacking thousands of computers every minute. Now tell what are the chances you are talking about.

I don't mean to argue, just some flat facts :).

But if you take the case of a super noob with no experience with the cyber world well then this argument serves just the opposite.

Neither do I. I think I know just enough security. And I have already expressed my opinions. If you think you are offended, I am sorry.
 

sygeek

Technomancer
Do you think there is only 1 hacker hacking only 1 person in whole lifetime?
There are thousands of hackers hacking thousands of computers every minute. Now tell what are the chances you are talking about.
With that specifically in mind. There are thousands of hackers and the population of people using internet is billions! Divide both of them and you'll get a rough stat ;). My stat was made up on the spot, lol. But, literally I've not even met anyone who has ever been hacked.

Neither do I. I think I know just enough security. And I have already expressed my opinions. If you think you are offended, I am sorry.
No need to apologize dude. I'm not offended. Argument was the harsh word for this, I guess.
 
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