[SASAG] Free AV & Firewall

Adam Quigley adquig at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 10:45:47 PDT 2009


I recently discovered combofix.  I was amazed at how well it worked.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

-adam

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 8:52 AM, <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the suggestions! I've used AVG for a while, but Avast is
> something I haven't tried so I'll give it a whirl.
>
> On a side note, what free tools have people found useful for detecting and
> cleaning malware/spyware?  I've used Ad-aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and
> Hijackthis in the past.
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>
> On Sat, 4 Jul 2009 16:29:17 -0700, Glenn Stone <technoshaman at liawol.org>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 09:49:08AM -0700, eric at kahklen.com wrote:
>>>I am looking for suggestions of free AV & Firewall for a Windows XP
>> system.
>>> I've seen so many reviews of which is the best of the free choices so I
>>>thought I'd ask the group what they've found to be the best choice.
>>
>> The guys on the motorcycle group list I'm on (who are by and large fairly
>> geeky) recommended Avast! and the standard Windows firewall when I got my
>> netbook.  Hasn't done me wrong yet.  The nice thing about Avast! is that
>> it's not a memory pig like Norton or whathaveyou... doesn't noticeably
>> slow
>> the system down.
>>
>> -- Glenn
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