Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Reinstaling Windows


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Tiili 26

Tiili 26

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:57 AM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:28 AM

My computer is slower then normal, i have disieded too format the computer.

Do anybody have some idea which security programs should instal.

I have some programs, but i want some other oppsens or/supplement that might work better.

The programs i have is :

Norton systems works 2005
ad-aware 6,0

My laptop has 800 mh cpu and 256 mb ram.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 jgweed

jgweed

  • Staff Emeritus
  • 28,473 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:10:57 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:25 AM

Here are some ideas:

1. A resident firewall (ZoneAlarm or Sygate---both are free).
2. Spybot Search and Destroy.

If you have additional hard drive space, there are additional anti-spyware applications you could install, but Ad-AwareSE and Spybot should find almost all the malware out there.
Connecting to the NET without a resident firewall is extremely dangerous in today's world; fortunately, there are several excellent firewalls from which to choose.

Regards,
John
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#3 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:09:57 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:55 AM

If I may expand on what Brother Weed has POSTed.
With the amount of security needed today you may want to conside bumping up to 512mb of RAM.
I would first uninstall Norton and install one of the outstanding AV programs recommend on this site. Norton is very heavy on resources. There are several AV and AS programmost of the members consider a must. Remember never run two antivirus or firewall programs at one time. Along side the antivirus and antivirus programs you should install the online scan software now, before you get infected. Once infected you will do go to run your scans much less install prgrams.
Here are a few I recommend...

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

Antispyware
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

Utility
cCleaner
Everest Home (hardware and software information)
Belarc Diagnostic Tool
Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
Digtal Dolly (Hard drive utility)
www.bootdisk.com
BIOS beep & POST codes
Firewall Security Test
Snap Backup (Backup Utility)
SpeeDefrag 2.1 (Restarts, runs, and shuts down Windows)

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.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users