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Recommended programs (freeware) for reasonable safety?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Eilenach, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Eilenach

    Eilenach Thread Starter

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    I currently have the following set installed:

    * AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
    * COMODO Firewall Pro

    * SpywareBlaster
    * SpywareGuard

    * HijackThis


    Anything I should get in addition? Or get rid of?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eilenach

    Eilenach Thread Starter

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Eilenach

    Eilenach Thread Starter

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    Some feedback and suggestions? :)
     
  4. lunarlander

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    AVG Free is a good antivirus program
     
  5. stantley

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    You could add a few of spyware scanners, they seem to catch different things.

    Spybot - Search & Destroy

    SuperAntiSpyware

    AdAware 2007
     
  6. TOGG

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    I suppose 'reasonable' safety would include not using IE, avoiding the 'social' sites (MySpace, You Tube, Facebook etc.) and not doing file sharing or visiting porn or cracked software sites.

    I choose not to entrust my safety to free antivirus software so I use NOD32, but I do use the free Comodo firewall and BOClean plus SpywareBlaster.

    It is really a question for you to decide, depending on your surfing habits and how much you have invested in money and time in your present setup.

    If you have imaging software (Acronis True Image?) and an external hard drive to store your images, you can be reasonably relaxed about security.
     
  7. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Add SpyWareBlaster to your list
     
  8. Tokar

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    Add Spyware Terminator to the list as well.
     
  9. prime1

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    My regards fo those who replied.
     
  10. Eilenach

    Eilenach Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all the answers! I'll have a look at the suggested programs.
     
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