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rosepetal

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Hi,
I have Norton antivirus 2002, zone alarm, adaware, and spybot.

Do I really need to have all of these if i have the nav2002?

I'm running low on memory and need to uninstall some programs.
Need to know which ones I should keep .

rosepetal :rolleyes: :confused:
 
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Spybot and adaware should use no memory if not running unless you are using adwatch. Zone alarm is a firewall which is different than an antivirus, so yes I would recommend you keep it. Norton itself is a pig, but if you have it you might as well keep it.
I say yes keep them all, but that is just my opinion.
 
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I agree with skivvywaver that you should probably keep what you have.

I know that NAV and ZA have reputations as resource hogs so, if you are feeling adventurous, you could look at the free AVG antivirus from Grisoft and one of the other firewalls. Unfortunately, NAV and ZA also have reputations for being difficult to uninstall cleanly but I don't know if that's true.

I have all the programs you have plus a real time anti trojan and a couple of things monitoring my Registry on a 450Mhz, 128MB RAM Win 98 box and don't get many 'low resources' warnings.

Have you done any 'housekeeping' lately, such as getting rid of Temp files and old downloaded stuff?. Depending on which OS you use you should have built in cleanup tools, in Win 98 it's called Disk cleanup and is in Programs/ Accessories/System tools.

There are probably better cleaners that you could download, some freeware, but you would have to be very careful in using them. Because I only have a 12GB HDD I use a cleaner called Window Washer to free up space but it's not free to use.

PS. If you have 'msconfig' you could check to see that you really need everything in your startup to be running all the time.
 
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