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Microsoft Antispyware- Enough?

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#1 rach0718


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Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:43 PM

i only have microsoft antispyware, ad-aware and norton antivirus. is that enough? do i need to download other stuff like firewall............etc?

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:04 AM

Certainly having a resident firewall (many are free for the downloading) is as major a part in protecting your PC as is an Anti-virus, as this BC Tutorial indicates:

I am not a great fan of MS's attempt at an anti-spyware application, preferring to use BOTH Ad-awareSE AND Spybot Search and Destroy. because both seem to provide wider and more timely coverage. Because there is as yet no universally accepted definition of what precisely Spyware is, different companies will find different things on your hard drive; the non-overlapping instances of found spyware may be significant.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:51 AM

I agree with jqweed but I would go a step futher with AČ and Ewido. Both are ran manually, but are worth the time. You should also setup for the online scans so you have them at your finger tips in case you need them.
I see several members swear by SpyBlaster and SpyGuard. Althought I do not use the daily, I believe they are valuable and recommend them. Most of the users I deal with have computer with minimun resources and I sometimes have to draw a line as to to how many programs can be ran at a time.
Here is a list of programs that are recommended. Good luck

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

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot Tutorial
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
SpyBlaster Tutorial
SpywareGuard Tutorial

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall Internet Explorer Only
Trendmicro"s Housecall FoxFire Only
Panda's ActiveScan Internet Explorer Only
F-secure's Virus Scan Internet Explorer Only
SyGate's Trojan scan
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner Internet Explorer Only

Removal Tools
Kaspersky Removal Tools
AVG Manual Virus Removal tool
MacAfee Stinger Virus Removal Tool
Symantec's Viurs Removal Tools
BitDefender Removal Tools Free

Firewalls(Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate Personal Free Edition (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Jetico Personal Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall

Best of all... they are free.
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#4 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:58 PM

I would get rid of Norton. It is a powerhog and does not detect viruses.
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