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(Msg. 1) Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:05 pm
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Are there any free security suites or programs that contain a good AV
plus firewall you can recommend?

Thanks,
Otis

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In message <fu9cbo$k5a$1@aioe.org>, Kayman
<kaymanDeleteThis.TakeThisOut@operamail.com> writes
>On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:05:50 -0400, ferrante276-otist.TakeThisOut@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>> Are there any free security suites or programs that contain a good AV
>> plus firewall you can recommend?
>
>'Assembling your own 'security suite' is a better alternative.
>Here are some suggestions (you didn't mention your OS).
>
>Win2000.
>WIPFW from:
>http://wipfw.sourceforge.net/ or (if you don't need to do any local
>networking) shut down your network services. There are several tools
>available to help you do so - one is SeconfigXP (works also for W2K).
>
>WinXP SP2.
>For the average homeuser, the Windows Firewall in XP SP 2 does a fantastic
>job at its core mission and is really all you need if you have an
>'real-time' anti-virus program, [another firewall on your router or] other
>edge protection like SeconfigXP and practise safe-hex.
>
>The windows firewall deals with inbound protection and therefore does not
>give you a false sense of security. Best of all, it doesn't implement lots
>of nonsense like pretending that outbound traffic needs to be monitored.
>
>Activate and utilize the Win XP SP2 built-in Firewall; Uncheck *all*
>Programs and Services under the Exception tab.
>Read through:
>Understanding Windows Firewall.
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
>Using Windows Firewall.
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/winfirewall.mspx
>How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP.
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308127
>How to Configure Windows Firewall on a Single Computer.
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/smallbusiness/prodtech/windows
>xp/cfgfwall.mspx
>
>In conjunction with WinXP SP2 Firewall use:
>Seconfig XP 1.0
>http://seconfig.sytes.net/
>(http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Seconfig-XP-Download-39707.html)
>Seconfig XP is able configure Windows not to use TCP/IP as transport
>protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving TCP/UDP ports 135, 137-139
>and 445 (the most exploited Windows networking weak point) closed.)
>OR
>Configuring NT-services much more secure.
>http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html
>
>Vista.
>You are not going to find anything better than the Vista FW and Vista in
>itself due to the advanced features the FW and Vista are using.
>
>PFW Criticism.
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_firewall#Criticisms
>
>"Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
>http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html
>
>Jesper's Blogs-
>At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
>http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/19/at-least-this-
>snake-oil-is-free.aspx
>Windows Firewall: the best new security feature in Vista?
>http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/05/01/426921.aspx
>
>Exploring The Windows Firewall.
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/VistaFirewall
>/default.aspx
>"If you try to block outbound connections from a computer that's already
>compromised, how can you be sure that the computer is really doing what you
>ask? The answer: you can't. Outbound protection is security
>theater—it's a
>gimmick that only gives the impression of improving your security without
>doing anything that actually does improve your security. This is why
>outbound protection didn't exist in the Windows XP firewall and why it
>doesn't exist in the Windows Vista™ firewall."
>
>Tap into the Vista firewall's advanced configuration features
>http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6098592.html
>"...once you discover the secret of accessing its advanced configuration
>settings via the MMC snap-in, you'll find it to be far more configurable
>and functional. At last, Windows comes with a sophisticated personal
>firewall that can be used to set up outbound rules as well as inbound, with
>the ability to customize rules to fit your precise needs."
>Or
>Configure Vista Firewall to support outbound packet filtering
>http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid45_gci124713
>8,00.html
>Or
>Vista Firewall Control (Free versions available).
>Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing
>activity, controls applications internet access.
>http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/
>
>There are many good free AV applications available, and almost everyone has
>his favorite. Most of the users are emotionally attached to their av
>application and will have excellent reasons for not recommending any other
>brand.
>The most important thing here is that all of the available choices listed
>here are better in some respects than in others, and which choice is better
>for *you* depends on what you do, how you work, and which features you use.
>The way you use your PC is different from others.
>Have a look at this:
>http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
>and be guided accordingly.
>Good info can be obtained here:
>http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
>and here:
>http://www.av-comparatives.org/
>
>If the above is too deluging consider this:-
>Real-time AV applications - for viral malware.
>Do not utilize more than one (1) real-time anti-virus scanning engine!
>Disable the e-mail scanning function during installation (Custom
>Installation on some AV apps.) as it provides no additional protection.
>
>Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
>http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
>
>Avira AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - Free
>http://www.free-av.com/antivirus/allinonen.html
>You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
>http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
>or
>Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition
>It includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs
>Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class
>GMER technology.
>http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
>(Choose Custom Installation and under Resident
>Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.)
>or
>AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
>http://free.grisoft.com/
>(Choose custom install and untick the email scanner plugin.)
>or
>Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 7.0 - Not Free
>http://www.kaspersky.com/homeuser
>or
>ESET NOD32 Antivirus - Not Free
>http://www.eset.com/
>and (optional)
>On-demand AV application.
>(add it to your arsenal and use it as a "second opinion" av scanner).
>BitDefender10 Free Edition (*NOT FOR VISTA*)
>http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html
>
>David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE (Vista and XP)from the URL:
>http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
>http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>English:
>http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-m
>ultiple-anti-virus-for-free/
>
>A-S applications - for non-viral malware.
>The effectiveness of an individual A-S scanners can be wide-ranging and
>oftentimes a collection of scanners is best. There isn't one software that
>cleans and immunizes you against everything. That's why you need multiple
>products to do the job i.e. overlap their coverage - one may catch what
>another may miss, (grab'em all).
>
>SuperAntispyware - Free
>http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
>and
>Ad-Aware 2007 - Free
>http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
>http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html
>and
>Spybot Search & Destroy - Free
>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>and
>Windows Defender - Free (build-in in Vista)
>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
>WD monitors the start-registry and hooks registers/files to prevent spyware
>and worms to install to the OS.
>Interesting reading:
>http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136195/article.html
>"...Windows Defender did excel in behavior-based protection, which detects
>changes to key areas of the system without having to know anything about
>the actual threat."
>
>After the software is updated, it is suggested scanning the system in Safe
>Mode.
>How do you boot to Safe Mode?
>By pressing/tabbing F8 (or F5 on some keyboards) during re-boot.
>Alternatively:
>click onto Start==>Run, type "msconfig" (without quotation marks), click
>OK. Then click onto BOOT.INI tab and 'check' /SAFEBOOT then OK and click
>Restart. To go back to Normal Mode, you must access the System
>Configuration utility again and click the General tab then click/check the
>radio button 'Normal Startup'- load all device drivers and services'.
>A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=315222
>
>A clarification on the terminology: the word "malware" is short for
>"malicious software." Most Anti-Virus applications detect many types of
>malware such as viruses, worms, trojans, etc.
>What AV applications usually don't detect is "non-viral" malware, and the
>term "non-viral malware" is normally used to refer to things like spyware
>and adware.
>
>Some more useful applications:
>SpywareBlaster - Free
>"SpywareBlaster is not a scanner application. It blocks the installation of
>most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other
>unwanted programs from the user's computer. SpywareBlaster works by
>blacklisting the CLSID of known malware programs, effectively preventing
>them from infecting a protected computer and also allows the user to
>prevent privacy hazards such as tracking cookies."
>http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>
>GMER - is an application that detects and removes rootkits.
>http://www.gmer.net/index.php
>
>Rootkit Revealer - Free
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx
>
>CCleaner - Free
>Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
>MRUs, etc. ...
>http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
>If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
>uncheck "Windows Defender".
>
>CW Shredder - Free
>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/CWShredd
>er.shtml
>
>For your consideration:-
>
>Win XP Pro SP2
>The most dependable defenses are:
>1. Do not work as 'Administrator'; For day-to-day work routinely use a
> Limited User Account (LUA).
>2. Secure (Harden) your operating system.
>3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
> updated/patched.
>4. Reconsider the usage of IE and OE.
>5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
> Remove clutter.
>6. Don't expose services to public networks.
>7. Activate the build-in firewall and configure Windows not to use
> TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving
> TCP/UDP ports 135,137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows
> networking weak point) closed.
>7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
>8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
>9. Regularly back-up data/files.
>10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and re-installing your
> operating system (OS).
>11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
> monitoring utilities/applications.
>12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - Sh!t happens...you know.
>
>The least preferred defenses are:
>Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.
>
>Vista.
>The best defenses are:
>1. Do not work in elevated level; Day-to-day work should be
> performed while the User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. Turning
> off UAC reduces the security of your computer and may expose you to
> increased risk from malicious software.
>2. Familiarize yourself with "Services Hardening in Windows Vista".
>3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
> updated/patched.
>4. Reconsider the usage of IE.
>5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
> Remove clutter.
>6. Don't expose services to public networks.
>7. Activate the build-in firewall and tack together its advanced
> configuration settings.
>7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
>8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
>9. Regularly back-up data/files.
>10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and with
> re-installing your operating system (OS).
>11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
> monitoring utilities/applications.
>12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - Sh!t happens...you know.
>
>The least preferred defenses are:
>Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.
>
>Peez of pith, really Smile

I've only got one comment on all this.
WOW!
Thanks (two comments).
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bertieboy

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:42 pm
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On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:05:50 -0400, ferrante276-otist RemoveThis @yahoo.com wrote:

> Are there any free security suites or programs that contain a good AV
> plus firewall you can recommend?

'Assembling your own 'security suite' is a better alternative.
Here are some suggestions (you didn't mention your OS).

Win2000.
WIPFW from:
http://wipfw.sourceforge.net/ or (if you don't need to do any local
networking) shut down your network services. There are several tools
available to help you do so - one is SeconfigXP (works also for W2K).

WinXP SP2.
For the average homeuser, the Windows Firewall in XP SP 2 does a fantastic
job at its core mission and is really all you need if you have an
'real-time' anti-virus program, [another firewall on your router or] other
edge protection like SeconfigXP and practise safe-hex.

The windows firewall deals with inbound protection and therefore does not
give you a false sense of security. Best of all, it doesn't implement lots
of nonsense like pretending that outbound traffic needs to be monitored.

Activate and utilize the Win XP SP2 built-in Firewall; Uncheck *all*
Programs and Services under the Exception tab.
Read through:
Understanding Windows Firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
Using Windows Firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/winfirewall.mspx
How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308127
How to Configure Windows Firewall on a Single Computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/smallbusiness/prodtech/windo...p/cfgfw

In conjunction with WinXP SP2 Firewall use:
Seconfig XP 1.0
http://seconfig.sytes.net/
(http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Seconfig-XP-Download-39707.html)
Seconfig XP is able configure Windows not to use TCP/IP as transport
protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving TCP/UDP ports 135, 137-139
and 445 (the most exploited Windows networking weak point) closed.)
OR
Configuring NT-services much more secure.
http://www.ntsvcfg.de/ntsvcfg_eng.html

Vista.
You are not going to find anything better than the Vista FW and Vista in
itself due to the advanced features the FW and Vista are using.

PFW Criticism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_firewall#Criticisms

"Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

Jesper's Blogs-
At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/19/at-least-thi...nake-oi
Windows Firewall: the best new security feature in Vista?
http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_johansson/archive/2006/05/01/426921.aspx

Exploring The Windows Firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/VistaFirewa...default
"If you try to block outbound connections from a computer that's already
compromised, how can you be sure that the computer is really doing what you
ask? The answer: you can't. Outbound protection is security theater—it's a
gimmick that only gives the impression of improving your security without
doing anything that actually does improve your security. This is why
outbound protection didn't exist in the Windows XP firewall and why it
doesn't exist in the Windows Vista™ firewall."

Tap into the Vista firewall's advanced configuration features
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6098592.html
"...once you discover the secret of accessing its advanced configuration
settings via the MMC snap-in, you'll find it to be far more configurable
and functional. At last, Windows comes with a sophisticated personal
firewall that can be used to set up outbound rules as well as inbound, with
the ability to customize rules to fit your precise needs."
Or
Configure Vista Firewall to support outbound packet filtering
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid45_gci1247...,00.htm
Or
Vista Firewall Control (Free versions available).
Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing
activity, controls applications internet access.
http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/

There are many good free AV applications available, and almost everyone has
his favorite. Most of the users are emotionally attached to their av
application and will have excellent reasons for not recommending any other
brand.
The most important thing here is that all of the available choices listed
here are better in some respects than in others, and which choice is better
for *you* depends on what you do, how you work, and which features you use.
The way you use your PC is different from others.
Have a look at this:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
and be guided accordingly.
Good info can be obtained here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
and here:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/

If the above is too deluging consider this:-
Real-time AV applications - for viral malware.
Do not utilize more than one (1) real-time anti-virus scanning engine!
Disable the e-mail scanning function during installation (Custom
Installation on some AV apps.) as it provides no additional protection.

Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

Avira AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - Free
http://www.free-av.com/antivirus/allinonen.html
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
or
Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition
It includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs
Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class
GMER technology.
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
(Choose Custom Installation and under Resident
Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.)
or
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
http://free.grisoft.com/
(Choose custom install and untick the email scanner plugin.)
or
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 7.0 - Not Free
http://www.kaspersky.com/homeuser
or
ESET NOD32 Antivirus - Not Free
http://www.eset.com/
and (optional)
On-demand AV application.
(add it to your arsenal and use it as a "second opinion" av scanner).
BitDefender10 Free Edition (*NOT FOR VISTA*)
http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html

David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE (Vista and XP)from the URL:
http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
English:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with...ltiple-

A-S applications - for non-viral malware.
The effectiveness of an individual A-S scanners can be wide-ranging and
oftentimes a collection of scanners is best. There isn't one software that
cleans and immunizes you against everything. That's why you need multiple
products to do the job i.e. overlap their coverage - one may catch what
another may miss, (grab'em all).

SuperAntispyware - Free
http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
and
Ad-Aware 2007 - Free
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html
and
Spybot Search & Destroy - Free
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
and
Windows Defender - Free (build-in in Vista)
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
WD monitors the start-registry and hooks registers/files to prevent spyware
and worms to install to the OS.
Interesting reading:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136195/article.html
"...Windows Defender did excel in behavior-based protection, which detects
changes to key areas of the system without having to know anything about
the actual threat."

After the software is updated, it is suggested scanning the system in Safe
Mode.
How do you boot to Safe Mode?
By pressing/tabbing F8 (or F5 on some keyboards) during re-boot.
Alternatively:
click onto Start==>Run, type "msconfig" (without quotation marks), click
OK. Then click onto BOOT.INI tab and 'check' /SAFEBOOT then OK and click
Restart. To go back to Normal Mode, you must access the System
Configuration utility again and click the General tab then click/check the
radio button 'Normal Startup'- load all device drivers and services'.
A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=315222

A clarification on the terminology: the word "malware" is short for
"malicious software." Most Anti-Virus applications detect many types of
malware such as viruses, worms, trojans, etc.
What AV applications usually don't detect is "non-viral" malware, and the
term "non-viral malware" is normally used to refer to things like spyware
and adware.

Some more useful applications:
SpywareBlaster - Free
"SpywareBlaster is not a scanner application. It blocks the installation of
most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other
unwanted programs from the user's computer. SpywareBlaster works by
blacklisting the CLSID of known malware programs, effectively preventing
them from infecting a protected computer and also allows the user to
prevent privacy hazards such as tracking cookies."
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

GMER - is an application that detects and removes rootkits.
http://www.gmer.net/index.php

Rootkit Revealer - Free
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx

CCleaner - Free
Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
MRUs, etc. ...
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
uncheck "Windows Defender".

CW Shredder - Free
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/CWShredder.shtml

For your consideration:-

Win XP Pro SP2
The most dependable defenses are:
1. Do not work as 'Administrator'; For day-to-day work routinely use a
Limited User Account (LUA).
2. Secure (Harden) your operating system.
3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
updated/patched.
4. Reconsider the usage of IE and OE.
5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
Remove clutter.
6. Don't expose services to public networks.
7. Activate the build-in firewall and configure Windows not to use
TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving
TCP/UDP ports 135,137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows
networking weak point) closed.
7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
9. Regularly back-up data/files.
10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and re-installing your
operating system (OS).
11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
monitoring utilities/applications.
12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - Sh!t happens...you know.

The least preferred defenses are:
Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.

Vista.
The best defenses are:
1. Do not work in elevated level; Day-to-day work should be
performed while the User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. Turning
off UAC reduces the security of your computer and may expose you to
increased risk from malicious software.
2. Familiarize yourself with "Services Hardening in Windows Vista".
3. Keep your operating (OS) system (and all software on it)
updated/patched.
4. Reconsider the usage of IE.
5. Review your installed 3rd party software applications/utilities;
Remove clutter.
6. Don't expose services to public networks.
7. Activate the build-in firewall and tack together its advanced
configuration settings.
7a.If on high-speed internet use a router as well.
8. Routinely practice safe-hex.
9. Regularly back-up data/files.
10.Familiarize yourself with crash recovery tools and with
re-installing your operating system (OS).
11.Utilize a real-time anti-virus application and vital system
monitoring utilities/applications.
12.Keep abreast of the latest developments - Sh!t happens...you know.

The least preferred defenses are:
Myriads of popular anti-whatever applications and staying ignorant.

Peez of pith, really Smile
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:02 pm
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ferrante276-otist.TakeThisOut@yahoo.com wrote:
> Are there any free security suites or programs that contain a good AV
> plus firewall you can recommend?
>
> Thanks,
> Otis


Hi,

for PCs with Win systems you can try AVG from Grisoft, it's free and it
works great for me.
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