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Which Antivirus To Keep?


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#1 rach0718

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:11 AM

hi.. i have a windows xp. here are the list of software i have:

ad-aware
spybot
spywareblaster
zonealarm
avast antivirus
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mcafee

i just wanted to ask which software should i keep or do i still have to add more?
avast said that only 1 antivirus should be running or it would cause problems? should i let mcafee go? avast has detected a trojan that mcafee wasnt able to....
mcafee also has a firewall so would it clash with zonealarm? :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:52 AM

They are right. Ditch MacAfee. It is a resource hogg. Avast will do you a very good job. Go to the MacAfe site for instruction on how to uninstall MacAfee.
I would keep everything else and add..

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
A Squared Free
cCleaner

and would install and regularly use these online scanners..

Trendmicro's Housecall
Panda's ActiveScan
F-secure's Virus Scan
SyGate's Trojan scan

All of these are freeware.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:55 AM

Only use 1 antivirus, and 1 firewall.
Having 2, or more, will cause conflicts, possibly rendering both inoperable.

Firewall, and antivirus programs are really a personal choice.
Find one you like, then use it.
Since no antivirus program can catch everything, it's a good idea to run a couple of online scans occasionally.
Use the list acklan supplied

For spyware/malware protection, I use:
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard
The last 2(Spywareblaster & SpywareGuard) are good at preventing spyware from being installed in the first place.

Useful Tutorials:
Using Spybot S&D
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:39 PM

I thought you may be interested in some more freeware...

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition AntiVirus Freeware

Antispyware
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot
AdAware SE Personal Edition
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial(2000, and XP only)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall
Panda's ActiveScan
F-secure's Virus Scan
SyGate's Trojan scan

Utility
cCleaner
Everest home (hardware and software information)
(Diagnostic and system resource)
Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
Digtal Dolly (Hard drive utility)
www.bootdisk.com

Firewalls
[url="http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10434530.html?tag=lst-0-4"]Zone Alarm

Best of all... they are free.
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 12:06 AM

i tried the panda online scan. avast popped up and said there was a virus from panda...

i cancelled the scan... i didnt get the filename but was that really a virus?




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