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Living Room / Re: The Great Firewall Hunt ... frustrating ...
« on: December 02, 2005, 03:38 PM »
I've been using ZoneAlarm Free for several years, and Avast Free for one.  I have few complaints with either program, all things considered.  Avast is very configurable and has daily updates.  From what I can tell, I've been virus-free.  Occasionally I run the Trend Micro online check to get a second opinion.

My wife and I both use XP SP2, and I set the security up identically on both systems.  A recent ZoneAlarm update to V6.xx cause occasional blue screens on both systems.  The most-recent update, from a couple weeks ago, seems to have corrected the problem.

I use CounterSpy (a REAL memory hog) and TrojanHunter as well.  The combination of these four security programs appears to be conflict-free on our two systems.  CPU and RAM usage don't appear to be a significant problem.  My wife has an "aging" Athlon 850 with 768 MB RAM, and it's surprisingly zippy running multiple applications in XP.

You want a memory gobbler - sometimes an hour of heavy surfing with Firefox will get me into three-digit megabyte readings in Task Manager.



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Thanks for those links.

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It's an updated version of Calypso, which I've used happily for several years.

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Official DonationCoder.com Reviews / Re: Best Anti-virus
« on: November 07, 2005, 10:16 AM »
I haven't measured its "resource consumption", but Avast seems to do a fine job on my system and doesn't cause any significant slowdowns.

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