Your security program looks fine to me, but I do have some comments and suggestions.
With the amount of security programs you have installed, it seems like a lot to me. I see you only have 512MB of RAM and I'm not sure which have real-time protection enabled but normally, you would want to have one real-time protection, an on-access Anti-virus program, a firewall and one or two on-demand scanners. Too much might cause system performance problems.
You have an anti-virus and firewall software which is good.
Anti-Malware: AVG AS version 7.5 , Spybot 1.4 , Ad-Aware 2008 version 188.8.131.52 , SpywareBlaster 4.1 , Malwarebytes' 1.3 and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition 4.22.1014
I personally like: Malwarebytes-anti malware, Superantisypware and Spywareblaster.
I'm not sure if AVG AS 7.5 is even updated anymore as it's no longer available at the AVG website.
If I were you, I would leave a real-time protection such as Spybot and remove AVG anti-spyware and Ad-aware. Just my thoughts on it. Too much security programs is sometimes a waste of resources and space.
Also note that only having good security programs is not enough, I think that safe surfing
habits is the best protection of all
No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.
*Note that having multiple antispyware programs is encouraged, but not multiple antiviruses.
Quietman7 has a speech for preventing infections which you might want to read:Preventing Infections in the Future
Please also have a look at the following links, giving some advice and Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
- Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
I recommend you regularly visit the Windows Update Site
- Lots of Hacking/Trojans use the methods found (plugged by the updates) that have not been stopped by people not updating.
- By updating your machine, you have one less headache!
- Update ALL Critical updates and any other Windows updates for services/programs that you use.
- If you wish, you can also use automatic updates. This is a good thing to have if you want to be up-to-date all the time, but can also be a bit of an annoyance due to its handling and the sizes of the updates. If you wish to turn on automatic updates then you will find here is a nice little article about turning on automatic updates.
- Note that it will download them for you, but you still have to actually click install.
- If you do not want to have automatic updates turned on, or are on dial-up, you can always download updates seperately at: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
It is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector
and Calendar of Updates.
Hope that helps.