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#1 justy

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:11 PM

I was wondering, waht programms whould be best to use to be secure? Im currently using zone alarm free and avg. I could get norton, but a friend says, that it focuses more on stoping it from getting on the comp rather than destroying it..
So what combo would be best? I also use spybot, ad-aware..

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Can i steal your smileys and put em on my forum? :thumbsup: They are too cool :flowers:

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 06:41 PM

Steal away on the smileys. ZA Free and AVG are excellent choices. You should also install spybot and its teatimer app as well as adaware and run them both once a week.

Also install spywareblaster, update it, and have it protect everything

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:46 AM

You have a good AV, and a good firewall. That is important.
And you have two very good spyware programs installed.
Keep all these up-to-date, and you will have done as much as possible to keep your system clean. Using these, and using some good judgement should be all that you need.
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#4 justy

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:43 AM

gee, thanks :trumpet:
Good to know i figured what to use on my own ^_^
Yah, im actually most worried about keyloggers :thumbsup: I play an online game and if i lose my pass... A year down the drain :inlove: But i guess spyware and adaware and spywareblaster(which ill install in a moment) will keep me safe :flowers:
Thanks again.

Edited by justy, 22 November 2004 - 07:46 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:15 PM

good to hear from you, justy. I'd add A2 (A squared) if ever you want another anti-malware that doesn't conflict with any of the above. Enjoy your online games... and I love those smilies, too. They're the best. :thumbsup:post here about A2

Edited by phawgg, 22 November 2004 - 05:20 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:10 PM

and something else that nobody else mentioned... to stop
lots of the adware/spyware junk from getting on your
machine is to use mozilla's firefox as your browser...
Mozilla's homepage... and where to download Firefox!!!

happy security!

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Freefall (gooood webcomic)
reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:22 PM

--rex, I happen to agree with you. I wouldn't visit half the sites I do in searchin' for answers to the HJT log riddles without it... I swear I'd be spendin' way too much time runnin' every other anti-malware program I have on a daily basis if I did in IE. Even the way it is now, fully patched, SP2 & configured well. Firefox works for me. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#8 justy

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:42 PM

I use firefox all the time :thumbsup: Only times i use IE is when i have to do something i cant in foxy... Like go to ftp sites and some other things.. Heh, funny how on the windows installation thingy it tells you how great and secure IE is :flowers:

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 06:35 AM

Firefox is cool, the best browser out there.

Other free AV alternatives are AntiVir and Avast.




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