What kind of security should I put my money on?

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throse

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With so many Antivirus and Spyware available to purchase, which program should one really invest their money in? Please help us spend our money wisely.


Joe
 
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Go free

Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates
and then run AdAware, MS Defender (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize
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And for a free AV

Get the free AVG 7 install it, check for updates and run a full scan

AVG 7 - http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
 

throse

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So I guess I shouldent shell out the bucks to keep my Norten updated then. What about Ewido, Spy Sweeper and Prevx. These are all programs that I've been trying out since I've had my own issue with viruses.

Joe
 
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They are all good - Ewdio will work after the trial just in maunal, not sure about Prevx

I use the ones I linked and have not had a prob!
 

redoak

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Be careful when/if you remove Norton. Go to the Symantec site and look for the proper removal method for your application. This is not made easy by S., unfortunately!

Below is what I have used for some time. I recently replaced "SpywareGuard" with "WinPatrol" following a comment by "hewee."

"MFD--": Would you comment re "SG" vs. "WP?" Thanks.

{redoak}

ZoneLabs free firewall
AVG anti-virus
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spybot S and D
SpywareGuard
SpywareBlaster
EWIDO- extended trial version
A-squared
CWShredder
Bazooka

All of these are free or have a free/trial version.
 
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