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#1 nforce

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:22 AM

I recently go a new laptop. I'm mainly going to program and do school related things on it. I want a pretty good all-in-one tool that will give me live protection from viruses, stop popups, spyware, etc. and doesn't take over my system like Norton and doesn't take up much system recources. Right now I have avast and Spybot and its doing fine, but I would like one that automatically runs scans quietly. I don't like having to do all the scans, updates, etc. Do I have the best protection tools or is there something more like what I want out there. Thanks.

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#2 fozzie

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:25 AM

Go through this post from Grinler. Unfortunally all in 1 security programs are"resource hoggers "and updating and scanning on a regular basis is one of the things attached to being on the internet.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:55 AM

i recomend McAfee (includes AntiVirus, Personal Firewall Plus, SpamKiller...). Also it does not require a lot of resources.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:39 AM

Well, thanks for the replies. I wanted something free and found AVG. It looks like its doing a good job at everything I wanted it to. Pretty simple gui though. Has anyone had experience with AVG? Is it all-in-one-ish and pretty good protection for basic browsing?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 06:19 AM

There are two free AVG products.

AVG Anti-virus
AVG Anti-spyware (used to be Ewido Anti-spyware)

So if you want to be protected against viruses and spyware you'll need both.

I would agree with fozzie that all in one protection suites do not provide as good protection as individual security programs. And don't forget to get a decent firewall.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:37 PM

I would get Avira Antivir for an antivirus, comodo firewall personal for a firewall, and super antispyware free version for on-demand scans. Spybot just doesn't cut it these days. it has a low detectin rate.




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