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  1. #1
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    Internet Security Software reviews

    I was searching a good internet security solution for my home network. I have tried 3 softwares, and here are some reviews about them. Hope this helps someone...

    Also love to see some reviews from other users in here...


    Symantec (Norton Internet Security)
    I have used Norton Internet Security long time. Like since 2002.
    Pros:
    1. Stable.
    2. Trusted.
    3. Provides fairly good protection.
    4. User friendly.

    Cons:
    1. It is slow.
    2. It iiiss ssloooowww.
    3. Uses way too much resources.
    4. Doesn't catch all the viruses.
    5. Did I metioned that it is SLOW. And it makes your pc slow.

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    This year, I decided to go with a faster alternative. After a short search, I purchased Panda Platinum...
    Pros:
    1. Fast.
    2. It catches more viruses than Norton.
    3. Also provides phishing, malware, adware protection. Also cleans up malicious cookies.
    4. User friendly.

    Cons:
    1. The software is stupid. It never remembers old settings after an update (which is everyday). Even when you set permissions "ALWAYS ALLOW" for a program, it will ask you again and again everytime.
    2. It freezes the computer frequently.
    3. Horrible support. Every email I have tried to send them bounced back to me "No Such User!!!!"

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    And about a month ago, I have purchased ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5... And that was the end of it. All I can say about the product is:
    Pros: Everything, Cons: Nothing..

    It is fast (1 hour scan time - 487,677 files, with firefox, thunderbird and dreamweaver running)
    It is stable
    Using very little resources.
    and everything.
    A real two thumbs up product..
    Closed for winter...

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    hi there.. thanks for the review.
    I've used trial versions of all of the above. But I settled with Kerio (it is free ).


    If you are a home user it is the best as there is very little you need to do when it is on. I would say that ZASS is very good but for advanced users only, an intermidiate or a new user will most probably get lost in its options and will need help configuring it.
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    BurakUeda, have you tried Grisoft's AVG Antivius (Free Edition)?

    I've used both Norton (for a brief period of time) and McAfee. I can't speak for virus detection (both picked up any viruses I fell victom to), but Norton was considerable slower.

    If anything, I think McAfee's e-mail security was lacking a bit. No harm done in the end though.
    - Matt

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    Originally posted by Blankwire
    BurakUeda, have you tried Grisoft's AVG Antivius (Free Edition)?

    I've used both Norton (for a brief period of time) and McAfee. I can't speak for virus detection (both picked up any viruses I fell victom to), but Norton was considerable slower.

    If anything, I think McAfee's e-mail security was lacking a bit. No harm done in the end though.
    I think BurakUeda was talking about Internet Security Softwares.
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    Yeah, I was. But they are all bundled with a antivirus software also. So Antivirus -only- reviews are welcome too ...

    Also easternBrain: I couldn't see much difference in configuration options. They are pretty much similar. Can't tell that ZASS is particularly difficult to configure..
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    Well BurakUeda even I din't find ZASS difficult to configure but that is because we come into the category of "advanced users" but there is a big segment of PC users for whom the options and periodical messages that ZASS gives sound like Greek. I found installation and setup of kerio to be very newBee friendly.
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    Review of NOD32

    Pros:
    -The most highly rated anti-virus software
    -Fast
    -Light memory usage
    -Easy updates
    -%100 in the wild viruses caught

    Cons:
    -Nothing really, I'm actually very happy with it

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