Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:17 PM
I know this topic has been has been discussed to death, but after looking through the most recent posts I can't find an answer to my questions. If these questions have been answered before, forgive me for not finding them on my own. They are:
1) Of the following applications, is AVG Free edition the only "full time" product:
-AVG Free edition
-SAS Free edition
-Malwarebytes Free edition
-Avira Free edition
-Bit Defender Freeedition
(I have all of these and just want to make sure only one runs all the time so as not to slow down my system)
2) Is AVG Free only for antivirus or does it stop other things as well? If it is only a anti-virus, can anyone suggest another free "fulltime" application that blocks spyware, malware and virus as well?
3) I currently only have only the Windows XP Firewall running and from what I have read on this site that is not very effective. I have seen many people praising Comodo but I really don't know anything about it, other than a few people have have claimed that it is complicated to use. For someone that is not very tech-saavy, would you recommend Zone Alarm over Comodo?
I curently have a pending HJT log waiting to be reviewed and thought I would do some research and get some opinions while I waited. I realize the choices of what to use are up to me, but would appreciate any feedback in helping me make an educated decision.