Just a general question.
I only just began using Vista... seeking YOUR opinions here...
lately I've been using mostly: FireFox, uTorrent, DownLoad Accelerator, and HTML tidy for any "work" I do (nothing heavy).
On a wireless (unsecured) network (shared across a whole house of apartments). It's not my router, but I'm invited to use the signal.
What is a good (free) FireWall? (I've always used ZoneAlarm)
---any known troubles with Zone Labs?
what're YOUR opinions? good? bad? ugly?
(any OTHER good free-ware that you'd recommend?)
Right now I have installed on it: SpyWare Terminator and it's integrated AntiVirus 'ClamAV'
also, I activated it's "WebSite Monitoring" facet.
again, ---any KNOWN troubles with SpyWare Terminator?
(and or it's sub-parts AntiViral, WebMonitor)
and--- YOUR opinions? good? bad? or ugly?
(any other good (free) substitutes that YOU like?)
Since I AM "just beginning" to use Vista, are there any other GENERAL security and setup/protection/backup issues that are TOPS on your minds? (that I might NOT understand 'till too late) If so, please just list them or point me to areas to look at/consider.
I already try to maintain any "important" information OFF the main hard drive, so, ultimately if I lose the main H.D. (to hardware failure or infection) I just reinstall the O.S. and off I go...
Thank you for your consideration.