Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:28 PM
Compaq Presario 5000, Model 5BW220, Made 7/19/00, Windows XP Pro, 15 Gig master drive, 37 Gig slave drive, 512 MB RAM, 631 MHz Intel Celeron processor, Compaq 06C0 motherboard
I have a number of antivirus software questions. I included all the questions I have in one post because itís easier that way. Answer whichever ones you feel like. Whatís the difference between anti virus scanners like AVG, Avast, Norton, etc. and firewalls like ZoneAlarm, Comodo, etc.? Donít the scanners operate constantly just like the firewalls? How many scanners are adequate? Iím using AVG and Avast. I also have Symantec. Doesnít Symantec interfere with Avast? Symantec keeps turning back on after I disenable it. Symantec regularly quarantines Trojan Horse viruses, so is Symantec worth keeping? I also have AT&T Online Protection. Do I need this? Should I just delete it? I am currently using these anti virus programs and utilities: Free Internet Window Washer, Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, Spybot Search and Destroy, IE Spyad, MVPS Hosts File, Winpatrol. Are these sufficient or overkill? Do you recommend others? Thanks for any replies.