Protection for Mac Users using Windows Vista in Parallels 4.0

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JARinRussia

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I am a Mac user that also uses Windows Vista in the Parallels 4.0 environment. Along with the new Parallels update came Parallels Internet Security powered by Kaspersky. My questions are these: since I have the following protection programs loaded in the Windows/Parallels environment, which ones are the best, which ones should be kept, and which ones should be uninstalled?

* Parallels Internet Security powered by Kaspersky
* AVG 8.0 free edition
* Spyware Blaster
* Spyware Guard
* The Cleaner Free
* Winpatrol
* Windows Defender
* WIndows Firewall

Thanks for any help that can be provided. Simple, non-technical language would be appreciated ;) Free programs are also preferred.
 
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Is the Parallels Internet Security powered by Kaspersky an antivirus program? If so it may have conflicts with AVG.
 

JARinRussia

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Is the Parallels Internet Security powered by Kaspersky an antivirus program? If so it may have conflicts with AVG.
Yes, the Parallels Internet Security contains an antivirus program, along with a firewall. Since I have upgraded to Parallels 4.0, it appears that the Parallels Internet Security program has turned off both AVG 8.0 (free edition) and Windows Firewall, but Windows Defender remains on. I decided to remove The Cleaner Free and Winpatrol but have kept Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard.
 

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get pc tools iantivirus from pctools.com for the mac os and avast home and comodo internet security for vista
 
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