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which programs do you run?


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#1 thespankguy

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:02 PM

i currently have mcafee security center which has a great firewall and a virus scan. i also have adaware, spybot s&d, spyware guard, mcafee stinger, spyware blaster, microsoft antispyware, and cc cleaner. i don't want to run them all at the same time because it uses a significant amount of ram when i do that, and and a lot of the programs give me the same notice if something tries to access the internet or if a registry value is changed. i was just wondering what all programs you guys would recommend i run all the time, and which ones just to use periodically to scan for spyware and viruses.

edit: when i say "all the time" i mean like have them running in the background with the little icon in the system tray

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:27 PM

The only things you have listed, that run "all the time", are Spyware Guard (uses very little resources[6,352K]), Mcafee Security Center, and Spybot's TeaTimer(7,324K), if you have that active.

The others, Ad-aware, Spybot's scanner, Mcafee Stinger, and CCleaner, only run, when you decide to run them.

Spyware Blaster only becomes active, when it detects something that needs to be addressed.
Microsoft Antispyware, I'm not sure of, since I don't use it.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:57 PM

currently norton 2005, ms antispy, search n destroy

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:09 PM

I have Anti-Vir running, along with RegProt, SpywareBlaster, and giving Agnitum Outpost a test run at the moment. I guess I have Adaware's active guard running also.




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