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What kind of security should I put my money on?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by throse, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. throse

    throse Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. MFDnNC

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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
    ==================

    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/
     
  3. throse

    throse Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. MFDnNC

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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!
     
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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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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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