Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:44 PM
I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum but if instead it should be in Windows XP, please transfer.
I have Windows XP, Home edition (service pack 3 ) as my operating system with only 256 mb of memory.
I always keep it up to date and have all the anti-virus/removal tools included in the updates.
In addition, I have the following applications , all of which are up-to-date and used:
McAfee Security Center, Virus scan and Personal Fire Wall
AVG Anti Spyware 7.5 (premium )
Spybot Search and Destroy
SmitFraud Fix and RRT
I also clean files etc regularly with Easy Cleaner, Clean Disk and system disk clean. I will also occasionally use Autoruns.
I have never had any conflict problems except when I had Ad-Aware installed which I no-longer use.
Everytime McAfee sends updates, almost everything else stops or slows down considerably until the update is installed. Also, my computer (Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop) runs rather slowly.
Am I "over-killing" my security? Are my problems insufficient memory? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.