suggestions for anti spyware/anti adware sw

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i'm setting up a new laptop and want to install the necessary anti-virus, anti spyware, and anti adware software on the front end before we start using the computer. i've already installed norton anti-virus, which i am comfortable with. any suggestions for spyware and adware software? thanks.
 

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thanks for the great suggestions. i'm thinking that the average user only requires three or four programs to provide a pretty good level of security from adware and spyware, so can someone give me a short list? also, between norton anti virus and your suggestions, how much RAM do these programs use up in resident memory? Many thanks.

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thanks; how do i choose the best three or four for spware/adware?
 

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thanks cheeseball...just wondering, once installed, do those four do their work, or do i have to run them periodically?

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You should check for updates weekly. I do a scan maybe every 2-3 weeks. Depending on how my system is running.
 
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