Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:41 PM
Here's what works for me with no conflicts whatsoever. My OS is AMD Athlon 2400+ 1GB Ram using Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. All of my security below is freeware.
Firewall = Comodo Firewall Pro v22.214.171.1248
Avira Antivir Antivirus ( I used to have AVG AV but find this one is better).
The above are all used as real time protection and kept up to date.
For malware removal I rotate the following two programs on a manual basis and up date them on a weekly basis as I use them;
(2) AVG Antispyware.
I used to have Spybot S&D and AdAware v8 installed also but they never ever found anything on my PC probably as my PC is very clean but nonetheless no1 above usually finds 5-6 tracking cookies on it's bi weekly scan while no2 usually finds 3-4 tracking cookies. Since using the mentioned security I have never found anything other than the mentioned tracking cookies.
I use Firefox as my main browser with Adblock Plus and NoScripts as addons. I only ever use IE for Windows Updates and my Hotmail account.
I also use the Autoruns program in conjunction with the Bleeping Computer start up list to keep my start up programs trim and tidy.
Another useful program I have which although not security related I find very good for keeping everything up to date is File Hippos Update Checker which is a nifty little program which scans your PC and lets you know of any updates available and a link to the downloads.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.