The age old question.....

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giulio

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Let's TRY to solve this once and for all.......

Hi guys and gals, i would like to start off saying this site is the greatest support site i have ever seen, I have worked in customer service and this the greatest tech support of all time. Now let's get down to the nitty gritty, I got hit with viruses and trojans and all the rest of that stuff for the first time and I was not prepared for it. Now I think we should have a debate: (keeping in mind there are no perfect answers and software is constantly evolving as well)

What Apps should a person have on his/her PC to have a chance in the war against Viruses, Ad-Ware, Trojans, Malware and the rest of that junk?. As well, what other actions should a person take, how many times a month should a check be done? I think there are so many tools out there that it can become overwhelming for a person to pick and choose and in the end it might just end up hurting the person's PC (using up resources and so on).

So let's get everbody's take on things and lets put a scenario... If you would have 75$ to spend and have a new computer to protect what would you guys do?
 

Cheeseball81

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Hi there :) I have edited the language in your thread. Please be aware that this is also a family forum.

This is also an excellent thread to view:
How to tighten your computer's security settings:
http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html

What I usually recommend:

Free anti-spyware programs:

Ad-Aware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
SpyBot S&D: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
Spyware Blaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Microsoft Anti-Spyware (Win2K and XP only): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en&Hash=RDXMHB6
Ewido (Win2K and XP only): http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
SpySweeper (2 week trial): http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/index.html?acode=af1&rc=4129

Free online virus scans:

Panda: http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Housecall: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

An active anti-virus program (with up to date definitions)
An active firewall.
All Windows Updates and Service Packs installed.

Check for updates weekly.
 
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