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Am I Protected?


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#1 banditos4me

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:54 AM

I'm really worried my computer having enough protection. I am new to this and have used McAfee for the last 2 years. My subscription ran out, so I uninstalled it. I downloaded AVG Free Edition Anti Virus and Sygate Personal Firewall. I just need to know if this is enough to protect my computer. I have read several forums, but am completely clueless. If anyone has any suggestions as to if any other protection is needed, please advise.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:13 PM

May I suggest AVG Anti Spyware?
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:18 PM

Thank you. Any suggestions are welcome. As I said, I'm completely new to this.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

I just tell you what I have on my comp
Remember,what works for me may not work for you

I have NOD32 Anti Virus,AVG Anti Virus,COMODO Firewall,and Webroot SpySweeper

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:24 PM

So, I should run 2 anti virus programs?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:45 PM

Hello banditos4me,

You should run only one antivirus program. The reason is that more than one will create conflicts and may even leave your computer more at risk than less.

For the same reason, you should run only one firewall.

You may have 2 or 3 on-demand anti-spyware programs, but only one with real-time or resident protection.

What products work best on one's computer depends on the operating system, other software installed, and system specifications. What works great on one computer may be a disaster on another. The best way of finding out which is best for you is to try them out. You may find several free products tested by BC members here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:01 PM

Super Anti Spyware is excellent.




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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:10 PM

Also include SpywareBlaster 3.5.1
Prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:37 PM

the real problem with so many good options is trying to figure what each program is actually doing with each option

I just ran into a security expert complaining about some of these anti spyware programs putting too many sites in the restricted zone?

you need to be real careful about using every full feature, and especially careful with any advanced tools

the new program by malwarebytes looks interesting
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#10 banditos4me

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:47 AM

I just wanted to thank everyone for the advice. It's amazing how much faster my computer is without McAfee running on it.




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