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Hello all, I was wondering if you guys could tell me your opinion on which is the best antivirus and the best firewall? Also, on my current firewall, there was a port scan attempt, does any one know what that means?

It means somebody was targetting you, usually.  ppl scan your ports to see which ones you have open so that they may probe and possibly attack you if you are vulnerable.  If you have a firewall, they'll usually pass you by, so i wouldn't worry too much.  port scanning is bad news though, if you get it anymore, i would contact your ISP to let them know.  I don't think it's legal, or at least it is frowned upon.  Have you made any enemies on the Internet?? lol.

The general consensus seems to be:

good free firewalls: ZoneAlarm, Sygate, Outpost

good free antivirus: AVG, avast

Each serves the same purpose though, its boils down to preference.

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no enemy's online, my firewall blocked the port so there was no problem. I currently have Panda Titanium antivirus, got it when i got my computer from the shop, they gave it to me for free, seems pretty good, has the firewall in it. Just incase, I wanted to change it in the future, have you guys heard of that antivirus.

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Hello all, I was wondering if you guys could tell me your opinion on which is the best antivirus and the best firewall? Also, on my current firewall, there was a port scan attempt, does any one know what that means?

If you are looking for a free solution, always remember that you get what you pay for (in this case, what you don't pay for).

If you want hardcore protection that blows all contenders away, I recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 2006. It offers the best protection against viruses, leads the field in detection, and has a feature rich firewall built right in. It's also very easy on the resources.

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For Windows I'd say ZoneAlarm Pro for the firewall, and Norton Anti Virus. Norton in my opinion does not do alot of things well, but they do have steller AV IMO. As for your port scan you shouldn't always be alarmed sometimes if you are on certain websites that require certain ports to be open for a transaction or service to be fullfilled the server may port scan you to see if you are good to go so to speak. I'm not saying to ignore it , but get familiar with all the ports, and services that go with those ports so you can judge when it's an intrusion attempt, and when it's not.  ;)

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i would have to say NAV and its entire NIS check this out below why i its best for me....

all manual deletes were tests i was doing with infected files i downloaded intentionally...

AVG pro didn't pick up any of the following when tested manually (scanned files)

Category: Threat alerts

Date,Feature,Threat Name,Action Taken,Item Type,Target,Suspicious Action,Virus Definition Version,Product Version,User Name,Computer Name,Details

7/21/2005 5:46:18 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.A,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:46:18 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Spybot.Worm,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:46:18 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:46:18 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:40:55 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Spybot.Worm,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:33:42 AM,Virus scanner,Trojan.Dropper,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,er,

7/21/2005 5:05:02 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:03:04 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 5:03:03 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,e

7/21/2005 5:03:03 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.C,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/21/2005 4:27:51 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/20/2005 10:34:05 PM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/20/2005 10:33:09 PM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/20/2005 10:28:55 PM,Auto-Protect,W32.Alcra.B,Automatically deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/20/2005 7:06:23 PM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/20/2005 7:01:59 PM,Virus scanner,[email protected],Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4

7/20/2005 7:01:59 PM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.B,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507200017,11.0.11.4,

7/16/2005 3:26:11 AM,Auto-Protect,W32.Alcra.B,Automatically deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507150033,11.0.11.4

7/14/2005 1:44:45 AM,Virus scanner,W32.Alcra.C,Manually deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507130017,11.0.11.4,

7/14/2005 1:43:58 AM,Auto-Protect,W32.Alcra.C,Automatically deleted,File,N/A,N/A,200507130017,11.0.11.4,

6/3/2005 9:49:00 AM,Script Blocking,Suspicious script,Blocked,Script,N/A,Windows Script Host Shell Object : Run,Unknown,Unknown,er,ARTCENTER,Source:

C:program filessupport.comclientlserverserver.vbs

6/3/2005 9:33:15 AM,Script Blocking,Suspicious script,Blocked,Script,N/A,Windows Script Host Shell Object : Run,Unknown,Unknown,er,ARTCENTER,Source:

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The intergrated firewall works great. That's the one I was talking about.  ;)

EDIT: Running two different programs (one for anti-virus, one for firewall) has to be resource heavy. Even if both programs are light on the system, together they become a hog.  :(

ok thank again. had to download the KIS. i had the KAV which didnt have firewall.

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How much is Kaspersky Internet Security 2006 gonna be (not beta)?

Around $50.00. That's what I'm guessing.

Kaspersky Personal Security Suite costs $49.95, and it contains anti-virus & anti-hacker (firewall). Two different programs that install together.

KIS2006 is built on different technology and includes far more protection features in one neat package.

It may cost more, or they might release a KIS2006/KAV2006 Professional Edition which would be more for sure.

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I vote for Sygate and NAV. Wouldn't recommend McAfee though...messed up my puter  :angry5: :angry5:

Yeah i tried mcaffee one time, it came with a free trial, and it froze my co,mp up, and slowed it down so much to the point where i couldnt use it so i had to uninstal it.

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I uninstalled NIS along with NORTON SYSTEM WORKS without any trouble and all of it is nowhere to be found on my compuer..... I installed Kaspersky AV and personal firewall and let me just say that when i believed that i had a virus clean computer with NAV guess again i didn't..... I had 24 virus infections and a few trojans Wow i was impressed and realized how bad Norton is'

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