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New computer - which security programs should I keep?


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#1 aer

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:02 PM

Hello,

 

Just bought a Dell inspiron 15 5000   My last laptop - HP I had some problems a while back with infections.  With the help of bleeping computer I was able to get my laptop back.  Now I am wondering if i should put all of the security programs on this one.  I have Norton Security running as the anti-virus.   My old computer had:

 

Malwarebytes anti malware  - I paid for the real time version and will be transferring that.

 

CC Cleaner

Wipe

System Ninja 

super anti-spyware

rkill

unhide

unchecky

speccy

 

I am trying to keep this computer as clean as I can but that seems like overkill!  

 

I also need advice on what bloatware to remove - not sure where to post that.   I also have to limit the start up items but I have forgotten which ones are important!  Obviously I am not a computer expert.  I just want this computer to run as efficiently as possible. 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:26 PM

Is this win 10 OS ?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

Only Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware are real security programs. RKill and Unhide are specialized tools. RKill is really only needed if you cannot run your security tools. Unhide is an older tool created and designed for a very specific rogue anti-spyware family that was making the rounds several years ago so unless you're affected by that rogue it is not needed.

Unchecky is a program which is designed to automatically uncheck bundled software and unrelated offers, such as toolbars, potentially unwanted programs, offers to change your browser homepage or search engine. The program is more for average users who are not careful about reading prompts, messages, etc and accept all defaults when installing programs.

The rest are just useful utilities.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

Thank you!  Yes, it is Windows 10.   I don't want to transfer everything over - trying to be smart about it!  



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:16 PM

CC Cleaner - keep for cleaning cache files when Firefox reaches 18,000+ cache files

how did you use System Ninja on the older computer?  I'm voting to let it not get onto the new computer.

super anti-spyware - good, however, maybe not as good as it once was?

unchecky - keep; Quietman7 said it best, this utility helps best during custom or advanced installs.

minitoolbox & speccy - great log-creators when having OS, operations, problems.


Edited by RolandJS, 28 January 2017 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

Any opinion on Wipe (privacyroot ) they have 4 different programs - one for startup etc.  I think it is similar to CC Cleaner so not sure I need both.  

 

I hardly used system ninja, it was one of the programs when I went through cleaning my laptop from a virus/infection.   I was told to run it once a week or so but I have to admit, I did not do that, I did run occasionally.   

 

Thank you again.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:03 PM

I installed Wipe -- removed all checkmarks, I'll use it as one of my reporting tools, it will not be a cleaning tool, for me anyhow.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

I'd keep

ccleaner

Mbam

 

i'd add

spywareblaster

Antivirus of some sort Avast free is good.

MVP Hosts

 

For your browser

Avira browser safety

https everywhere

 

I run windows 10 with these no problem and my specs are low.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

OP said he was running Norton Security so avast or another solution is not necessary.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

I installed Wipe -- removed all checkmarks, I'll use it as one of my reporting tools, it will not be a cleaning tool, for me anyhow.

Is that just to check on your computer?   I am not sure I understand.  Is there any part of Wipe that looks useful?

 

So far it looks like agreement on MBAM and CC Cleaner.   Will I be ok with those plus Norton?

 

Getting used to the new computer and to Windows 10.  I am trying to transfer just what I need.  I wish that computers would have some common features - like the keyboards would all be the same!   It is so much faster but sometimes the Internet is very slow loading, I am told that is a Windows 10 problem.  

 

Thanks again!  

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

"I installed Wipe -- removed all checkmarks, I'll use it as one of my reporting tools, it will not be a cleaning tool, for me anyhow." - rjs

"...Is that just to check on your computer?   I am not sure I understand.  Is there any part of Wipe that looks useful?" - aer

That utility gives a lot of information -- files that can be safely deleted, or files that are simply good to know about.  It's basically a SlimmerTrimmer utility, which is why I only use as a reporting tool.  I do not believe in using SlimTrim/GoFaster utilities.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:49 PM

Wipe removes junk files, browser cache, index.dat files, Internet cookies, autocomplete-history, temporary Internet files, etc similar to CCleaner. Neither are really security programs but they do help with erasing Inte rnet activity and protecting privacy. Wipe Pro offers a few additional features if your are willing to purchase it.
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