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I Just Got Embarq Dsl Their Security Package?

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#1 ebrid001


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:47 AM

When I linked through to the Embarq security from the "My Embarq" page,it said,in red letters,to uninstall all the stuff I have now.

Right now,I'm using these programs:

--Zone Alarms's free firewall
--Ad Aware 2008 free
--Spyware Blaster free
--AVG anti virus free

Is what I am using now enough?

If it's not,and I download the Embarq security,

1.Will it conflict harmfully with anything I have installed now?

2.Will it slow down my computer?


Thank you.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:56 PM


The programs you have now are enough. :thumbsup:
See here for information about prevention this site too: http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiem...prevention.html

Edited by superbird, 23 May 2008 - 12:57 PM.

#3 jgweed


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:44 PM

I am no fan of security suites for at least two reasons: 1) the components, generally purchased from different companies, are poorly interfaced and clunky; 2) the modules are often uneven in quality and security performance.
Their request to uninstall what you have now, if you elect to use their security suite, was made to avoid conflicts between two firewalls, AVs, etc..

Personally, I would recommend you stay with what you have.
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#4 ebrid001

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:47 AM

Thank you both.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:07 AM

I would get rid off Ad-aware, and throw in SUPERAntispyware. Ad-aware is past it's prime; SAS is the best!


Edited by 3xist, 25 May 2008 - 04:08 AM.

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