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Discussion in 'General Security' started by njelimetz, Mar 3, 2008.

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  1. njelimetz

    njelimetz Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. Broni

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    1 firewall, 1 antivirus, and as many antispyware programs, as you want.
     
  3. jitenkm

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    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.
     
  4. Broni

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    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.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    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.
     
  6. Broni

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    Mcafee Site Advisor is not an antispyware program per se. It's just an Advisor.
     
  7. lunarlander

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    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.
     
  8. Broni

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    I didn't mean any disrespect. It's a very good add-on. I use it too.
     
  9. taskmgr

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    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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