Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:45 PM
I want to know what you guys think is the best spyware protection available.
The best spyware protection is not a single product, it is a group of products working together called 'layered protection'. This involves using 1
Anti-Virus program, 1
Firewall and many
Anti-Spyware programs, supplemented by occasional online Anti-Virus scans. All of these programs are available free from the BC
compendium of Recommended Freeware
. The freeware programs on this list are widely used and recommended by the members of BC. (See my sig for the ones I use.)
You may already have been infected by malware which leaves your computer open to other garbage installing itself by circumventing or crippling security programs so you really need to be sure your system is clean before installing your layered protection. The best way to be sure of this is to post a HiJackThis log to the HJT forum here - this is a free service that will give you expert, step-by-step advice on how to clear all the malware out of your system - but you will have to be patient as the volunteers there are very busy.
If you wish to post an HJT log then please read the 'Preparation Guide'
before posting to:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Hij...alysis-f22.html
Always remember your anti-malware programs are only able to do their best if they are kept updated. Use their "search for updates" functions regularly.
Edited by Rimmer, 21 March 2006 - 07:50 PM.
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Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.