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#1 GoTwins

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:56 PM

Ok, simple question I was wondering, am I protected enough?

I used to have McAffee and apparently it wasn't spyware/viruses that was slowing my comp down, it was my McAffee service!

So I got these 2 programs to replace them (from someone here that told me to):

Comodo Firewall
AVG Antivirus

So here's my question, is it ok to just keep those two? Or do I need other programs...? I also regularly scan my computer with spybot search and destroy, and clean my registry with a registry cleaner.

Also...I have Adaware installed on my comp. Is it all right to delete that because I don't need it?

Opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

I would keep your programs. Spybot & AdAware, along with AVG & Comodo will keep your PC secure.
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 l McAfee Total Protection l Super AntiSpyware Free Edition l AdAware SE Personal l Spyware Blaster l Spyware Guard l Safe Eyes 2007

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

The only thing that I would is to get superantispyware free and install that to go along with the AdAware and Spybot S&D. On the registry cleaner, dont mess with the registry unless you are having problems.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:26 PM

You could also put in Prevx1

This is a good backup for your firewall and anti virus, as it runs in the background and immediately stops any programme that acts in a suspicious way stone dead. Handy for stopping root kits and trojans and other nasties that may slip by your other defenses.

http://front.prevx.com/

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:27 PM

Oh, thanks!

So, from what you guys are saying, should I be using Adaware as my MAIN anti-virus...? Cause my set up right now is Comodo AND AVG as my main set up. Should I disable AVG and put in Adaware as my main anti-virus? Or does it really not matter...? I have Adaware still on my comp because some guy who checked out my comp installed and left it on my PC, so I never really got rid of it. It just sits in a folder on my desktop and I don't ever use it, unless I want a second opinion scan from another program.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:44 PM

my 2.. Running these will give you an excellent setup

Antivirus (Update weekly and before a scan)
AVG ... http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

Spyware/hijacker/trojan (Update weekly and before a scan)

AdAware SE
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
SpyBot S&D
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
Spywareblaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
SuperAntiSpyware (Free Home User version)
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...ANTISPYWAREFREE

Firewall Comodo
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Comodo Manual
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/Com..._User_Guide.pdf
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

No. continue to use avg as the main anti virus AdAware is an anti malmare program (ads, popups, keystroke loggers, etc) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware

you still should run regular scans with the programs.
here is a good page to read, here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/1628/simple-steps-to-keep-your-computer-secure/
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 12:05 AM

Alright, sounds good. Thanks boopme for those links, definitely will use some of those. So, I'm just gonna keep my set up and just start up and run Adaware to run scans correct? I don't need it up and running all the time? Because it's not ever up and running unless I start it up manually.

Thanks for the quick responses guys! Greatly appreciated!

-Don




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