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#1 sbtechie


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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:53 AM


I am running Windows XP on Pentium dual core 2.5 GHz with 3 GB of RAM. I am already running Symantec anti-virus software as my default tool. I would like to know your suggestions on which other anti-spyware/anti-malware/firewall tools I should keep running in background in combination with Symantec ? This is just on everyday basis to prevent spywares/viruses/malwares from creeping in.

While not compromising on security, I would like to mention that I don't want too many programs either to hog resources from normal computer work.

Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:

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#2 arknaz


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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

Spyware blaster does some realtime blocking i believe.
Also SUPERANTISPYWARE is good for finding spyware (do short scan daily/few times a week, full scan at least once a month-There are portable versions on the website if you are short on space or want it for others).
Malwarebytes Good tool to remove a lot of forms of malware

With those 3 + my comodo AV i can usually remove anything that i get.

Those are all free too so its good


Edited by arknaz, 21 June 2010 - 11:17 AM.

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#3 prashantrana


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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

I would say you should get Norton Internet Security 2010 (Paid) it has firewall, browser protection, etc. , you are using norton anyhow, so just upgrade. Norton has really improved a lot in the last 2-3 years. I haven't used any other software apart from that and my computer has been quite virus proof. You can disable any feature you don't want so its quite customizable.

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