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My Current Protection Setup (recommendations & Suggestions Happily Received)

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#1 Maabsta


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:05 AM

So I have been researching Protection Methods ever since I received my computer almost a year ago. I have tried random programs and this is what I currently use. My question(s) is this: Do I have too much protection? (IE overlaps in protection that isn't needed or stuff that will just slow my computer down) Do you have any suggestions of programs I do not have or programs to swap out? What I am looking for is a maximum level of security that will not slow down my machine. I have 3.0ghz processor speed, 2 gigs of ram, and a Geforce 7600 GT graphics card if any of this helps in your analysis. Thanks a lot BC for all your help ;) Frankie.

Anti-Virus: AVG Free Edition
Firewall: COMODO Firewall Pro (Just changed from ZoneAlarm)
Anti-Spyware: Ad-Aware 2007 & Spybot - Search & Destroy
Anti-Trojan: a-squared Free
Real Time Anti-Spyware: SpywareBlaster & Spyware Guard
Browser Add-Ons (Firefox): Adblock Plus, Mcafee SiteAdvisor, NoScript
Random Tools: RootkitRevealer, LSPFix, HijackThis, cwshredder, autoruns, & AVG Anti-Rootkit Free

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:47 AM

As long as you follow computer security best practices, you seem to have a very sound and layered protection from an application standpoint. I might suggest adding AVG's AS application, but that is entirely up to you.
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