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Anti-Virus/Firewall Questions--*d'oh*

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by beckster, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. beckster

    beckster Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2007
    Okay...so after a major virus/spyware scare, I want to do everything I can in the area of preventative maintenance, but I want to make sure I've all my bases covered. On the expert advice of MFDnNC, I've downloaded the following:

    SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html

    SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html

    AdAware 2007 http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...art=dl-AdAWARE

    MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en (XP and only)

    Now as far as I know, these programs basically specialize in spyware/malware. DO I need an additional virus program (such as AVG--or feel free to suggest something better)? And currently I have only Windows Firewall...should I be using something else?

    Thanks for helping this computer-ditz. You guys rock.
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Mar 3, 2004
    Yes you need an active anti-virus program without a doubt. I use AVG and love it.
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