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#1 GreenEyezzz

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:26 AM

Hey,

I am currently performing a clean install on my other PC. I have read through your extensive antivirus etc... resource but it is
a bit too much ;-)

Therefore this small question :

What programs should I install to be "safe"? (ignoring the OSI Layer nr 8, which is the user himself :thumbsup: )

I previously had ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, AVG 9 Free edition, Spybot SSD and Threatfire running.
Does that offer me enough protection? Are there any other (better) tools to use?

I use 2 accounts : one has all the admin rights (I use it when I need to install software) and the other is low rights (for normal usage). A friend once gave me this tip.

Any more tips on a "safe" system?

thanks!

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#2 BlueGazoo

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:16 AM

HI,

I'm doing the same thing on my computer, and this is the first time i've been on bleeping computer.com.

This web forum is really nice with some great Tutorials and Instructions. Read this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/simple-steps-for-removing-malware/

However, i have a question to add to yours: Does BleepingComputer.com recieve any benefits for recommending any Malware, Spyware, AntiVirus, etc?

#3 RedDawn

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

Hi Sven,


Plenty of good info in the links below, that can be used as a guide:

http://naut.homestead.com/files/Free/free1.html
http://dottech.org/headline/3174
http://blogs.computerworld.com/15280/defen...ting_priorities
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archi...re-attacks.aspx
http://www.getsafeonline.org/
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/default.aspx

#4 Blade

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

Hello.

Does BleepingComputer.com recieve any benefits for recommending any Malware, Spyware, AntiVirus, etc?

No. We recommend the products which we, in our experience, have found to be effective. BC does not receive any sort of kickback from such a recommendation.

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#5 Grinler

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

BC is completely neutral in our recommendations of software and services. We do make affiliate commissions on some links in various sections, but we do not at any point recommend these products unless we actually believe they will be of use in the particular situation.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

BC does not receive any sort of kickback from such a recommendation.

Which explains my dismal salary. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:17 PM

LOL @ Andrew.

We do make affiliate commissions on some links in various sections, but we do not at any point recommend these products....


Grinler, so does that mean that just because BC advertises 'ABC Company' somewhere in the forum, that doesn't mean BC actually thinks ABC Company has a good product? In other words, unless the ad says "Bleeping Computer recommends this product", it's just an Ad and not a recommendation?

If that's true, hats off to you guys! I hope it stays that way.

Edited by BlueGazoo, 14 July 2010 - 04:20 PM.


#8 Grinler

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

Correct. Unless we specifically endorse something, it should just be treated as an ad.

Anything we endorse we 100% stand behind.




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