Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:32 AM
As someone was so helpful about my last enquiry, and reading some of the great help here, could someone just hep me sort out my confusion about Protection Methods.
I am currently running Norton Internet Security, which has integrated firewall and antispam.
I also have Spyware Doctor running
I have Ad Aware that I use for back up scanning
I have just downloaded Avast which I really like, but it conflicts with Norton so one of them has to go
My problem is this. I would like to get rid of the Norton totally, and use Avast instead.This means I will lose the Norton Firewall as well, so is my Windows firewall adequate or should I download another and disable the Windows?
Are Avast and Ad Aware enough protection in conjunction with Spyware Doctor?
If I uninstall Norton, whats the actual process- should I exit it, reboot so Avast is working fully, then uninstall the Norton completely? Do I need to be connected to the Internet to do this and will I be protected during the uninstall?
Sorry to be such a lamer, but I really am computer illiterate although trying very hard not to be. I have the added problem that my computer speaks mainly Italian as I am based in Italy.
I really appreciate any help offered, as I seem to be spending all my time now in a state of anxiety about antiviruses and etc, and very little time actually enjoying my computer..thanks guys once again