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    Platinum+ Member veronica's Avatar
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    I turned off my firewall & anti-virus to upload on my new cable At Earthlinks request

    It worked. What should I do for a firewall and anti-virus? The anti-virus was

    Panda. The anti-virus and firewall were through 'System Mechanic Pro 4'. Did

    I configure them wrong? I do not see how I could have configured them

    differently. They interfered with my upload speed until I turned them off. I

    used a broadband speed test. Any sugestions? Thank you.

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    firewall, i'd say go with ZoneAlarm. It is one of the most user friendly and easy to setup.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp

    As for AV, go with Grisoft's AVG. They have a free version and it works perfectly. I am using it now.

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

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    Platinum+ Member veronica's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    firewall, i'd say go with ZoneAlarm. It is one of the most user friendly and easy to setup.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp

    As for AV, go with Grisoft's AVG. They have a free version and it works perfectly. I am using it now.

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php
    I had AVG. 2 viruses got through undetected. I think I Just configured Panda wrong. It blocks 74,000 different viruses. I already paid for 'System Mechanic Pro 4'. Does anyone know how to configure 'System Mechanic'? Thank you. Thank you too Mr Big B.

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    Glad you solved the problem.

    You have hit on a point that is important with anti-virus programs. You must have faith in the one you are using. My problems have always taken place with Norton. Oh, it found viruses, but it tended to conflict with other software and you have the expiration issue.

    I personally use AVG on everything. I also put it on many computers that I work on when that computer doesn't have an anti-virus program or the one that they do have is out of date. I regularly see two year old computers that have the original anti-virus software that has never been updated. The owners thought they were protected.

    In recent times, my habit has been to update AVG twice a day and run a full scan if there is one available. Most days there are updates available both times.
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