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03-Mar-2008, 11:01 PM #1
how many security software
hi, I can't find any good answer from search, just wondering if 1 brand of firewall (not the one come with XP SP2) should be enough from protecting the computer? I just read in the latest "greatest free software" from PCmagazine that we should have at least 2 anti malware software to work together to protect the computer. interesting. won't they conflicting with each other?

anyone can help out with some simple answer? thanks

btw, the URL from PCMagazine is http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2260070,00.asp and the article is located in home>product guides>software>the best free software
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04-Mar-2008, 01:11 AM #2
1 firewall, 1 antivirus, and as many antispyware programs, as you want.
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04-Mar-2008, 03:26 PM #3
hi,
1 antivirus + 1 firewall ----always on start up
1/ more antispyware--dont keep them on startup , just do weekly scans & get rid of anything these programs detect ( i recommend : superantispyware( free ) , counterspy )
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use an internet security suite like kaspersky but i will recommend that you use specialized applocations rather than a security suite.
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04-Mar-2008, 07:59 PM #4
Actually, because I'm little bit paranoid, I have three antispyware programs running in real-time: SAS (paid), a-Squared (paid), and ThreatFire (free), and they don't bother anything.
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04-Mar-2008, 09:39 PM #5
I have Mcafee Site Advisor and WebRoot Spysweeper. Site Advisor places a checkmark beside good google links and a red cross for bad sites. And its free. Spysweeper won awards I think.
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04-Mar-2008, 09:42 PM #6
Mcafee Site Advisor is not an antispyware program per se. It's just an Advisor.
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05-Mar-2008, 08:27 PM #7
Site Advisor is just an advisor, but prevention is better than a cure. If someone tells you its a bad site that downloads nasties onto your computer, then you'd steer clear wouldnt get infected in the first place. So thats why I include Site Advisor in my arsenal. Actually upon visiting a malicious site, Site Advisor automatically redirected me to their warning page, so I'm real glad I have it.
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05-Mar-2008, 10:27 PM #8
I didn't mean any disrespect. It's a very good add-on. I use it too.
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06-Mar-2008, 12:02 AM #9
I heard that Norton and AVG play well with one another, and that it can be argued that running a second virus scanner is actually viable because it counteracts malware that's designed to evade one algorithm or detection method.
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