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What Else Can I Do?

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#1 theparade


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:16 PM

I'm very worried about my computer's safety, so I have various computer security programs on my computer currently. Please tell me what else I can do to protect and scan my computer.

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Free
COMODO Firewall PRO Free
a-squared Free
Spybot Search & Destroy
Spyware Blaster
F-Secure Blacklight

Running XP SP2 + Firefox.

I uninstalled Ad-Aware 2008 because I've heard it is not a good program anymore. Your thoughts? However in the sticky it still says you should use it along side with Spybot S&D. What are your thoughts on it?

What else can I do to protect my computer? (Free programs only)

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:10 PM

There comes a point when, insofar as anti-spyware applications are concerned, the law of diminishing returns begins to apply. Since you seem to be a careful person, and no doubt practice safe surfing and downloading habits, no more than three anti-spyware applications will be all that you need.
The best defence against malware is not an over-reliance upon applications to keep you safe, but to follow best user security practices, and to stay somewhat knowledgeable about the various kinds of malware currently making the rounds.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

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