Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:01 AM
I was advised by a well respected local"Tech." that I should use ATF.EXE as a must in my anti malware artillery, utilities, etc.?
I run the following, security programs and Utils. now, and can't imagine adding much more?
Spybot S & D
Also, I do not use a internal or software Firewall, as I use a wired Linksys Router?
I have not had problems, not been easily removed in the past 2 years plus, with the above regime.
Plus I use several other programs to clean the hard drive, registry and defrag.
Vopt 8 as a Defragger, optimizer, and registry compactor.
System Mechanic by Iolo
Registry Booster 2 by Uniblue
Speedup My PC 3 " "
Do I really need Atf.exe? And would appreciate any advice, criticism, or opinion on my practices as listed above?
May be you guys have a suggestion for a must have Utility or Security Program that I should GET?
Is it that critical that I do not use a firewall to monitor what I might be sending out? The Router is good enough as an External Firewall for what is coming in as it changes my Ip adress dynamically, correct?
Should I really use a internal firewall like Zone Alarm too? I tried once and it gave e so many problems blocking my program use, inspite of my telling it which programs to allow?
I am a novice, although I have a 4 computer Home Network, with a Cable Ethernet Wired.
3 of the 4 computers run Win XP Home and 1 uses Win XP Pro.
Thank you very much for your support regarding this question on ATF as a necessity? And what you think about the other utilities? really appreciate your opinion and help!