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What Software do I Need to be Protected


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#1 nick_kjaer

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:26 AM

Hi,

I have just bought a new laptop and have installed AVG Free 8.5 and Spybot - Search and Destroy.

Could you please advise me what anti-virus, spyware and malware programmes are recommended, or point me in the right direction of a post which already discusses this.

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:37 AM

If the AVG you are using doesn't have a firewall, I would add a third party firewall and use Malwrebytes and SuperAntiSpyware as on demand scanners.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:54 AM

Nick,

Some excellent reading and advice HERE.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:05 PM

I suggest you use Firefox as your browser, along with the WOT and Adblock Plus addons. This can prevent a lot of malware from entering your computer in the first place.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:59 AM

I suggest you use Firefox as your browser, along with the WOT and Adblock Plus addons. This can prevent a lot of malware from entering your computer in the first place.

+1 and also use the No Scripts add-on and also do a search for the free program called Spywareblaster.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:50 AM

Use a HOSTS file.
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File and HostsMan that lets you manage your Hosts file.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 07:42 PM

I would also consider Spywareblaster - prevents spyware from being installed on your PC.
Find it in our list here Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

I usually go with 1 A/V, 1 Antispyware active like Malwarebytes or Superantisptware..
3rd party firewall, I use Comodo (in the list)
and Spyware Blaster
Firefox is safer than IE
Keep windows and security tools updated and scan often.
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