I tried installing Jetico twice, prior to installing any AV & both times it b0rkd the system. First time I installed it, i rebooted & was locked out of all accounts, even admin, in safe mode too. Second time it disabled my ethernet & try as i might i couldn't get it working again.
I got totally fedup with Symantec - product kept dying on me with subscriptions issues a month after I bought it - support much worse than useless- Since switching life has been very calm and very secure :D and that is worth the money alone. I was a ten year symantec customer... no more.
I am waiting for Outpost Firewall to be released for Vista X64,its the best Software FW i have used.
Dunno how far they've gotten but they have released a security suite for XP X64 so.. heres me Hoping they release one for Vista X64 asap
I started off with Norton back in the late 90's. Got fed up with it after a few months - it sucks up way too much system resources. Than I switched to ZoneAlarm and was pleased up until about 3-4 months ago when they released a new update which gave me problems. All this under XP Home. Than I switched to F-Secure! Excellent user interface without using much memory. Very pleased with it. In about a month I will build my new Vista 64 system and wanted to use F-Secure Internet Security 2007. Currently they support only 32 bit. BUT, I am waiting...
i'm actually using the bit-defender all-in-one beta 2008 (antivirus, antispyware and firewall) for my vista ultimate x64. before this i used symantec client x64, i wasn't satisfied with this becaused it turned itself off too much.
That's a thing many people do not understand. Desktop firewalls are for controlling which prg/proccess may access to the internet. NAT firewalls only control ports for traffic, not prgs/proccess permissions.
I've tried Kaspersky and it gave me a BSOD once so I uninstalled it. What I found curious is that I'm running AVG 7.5 (free edition) and Kaspersky didn't find any viruses that AVG didn't.
As much as I hate the bloat from ZAP, I really like the protection it gives. If they offered a 64-bit version of it, I'd probably use it. Vista's firewall is pretty good, but it fails most leak tests. Still, I think you're pretty safe with it, especially if you have a router connected as well and I do. Still, I'd like to have a good software firewall aside from Vista's default one.
what version of kaspersky did u try,I had probs with version 6,but there is a version 7 (beta) u can get from their site which is the one i have,with no issues at all,might be worth u trying it if u used ver 6
I'm not sure, I deleted it, but I'm sure it wasn't the beta, and it was in the 6 range, but I can't tell you exactly, only version 6. Yeah, I got a BSOD with it for some reason and that was enough to turn me off pretty fast!
Anyway, I actually really like AVG, but while the Vista firewall is ok, it's not that great too. Maybe I'll give Kaspersky beta 7 a try. There aren't that many Vista x64 antiviruses and firewalls available as of yet.