After downloading and running different security freeware programs recommended here, I've settled on the following combination:
Firewall: Zone Alarm Pro
Anti-virus: AVG Free
Resident programs SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard
On-demand programs: Spybot with Tea-Timer disabled
Ewido with resident shield disabed
The above so far seem effective and no conflcts as of yet.
My objective is to get (quoting one moderator here) a "solid wall of security" as is possible, having spent many hours undoing damage to infected computers. My question is; have I missed something? Any recommendations to improve/change/add to the above? I ask in all humility as everything I know about computers was learned through forums and tutorials on this website, and I have a long way to go.
Thanks in advance for any imput.