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Old 02-18-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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I run both Ad-aware SE personal and AVG 7.5 Are there any other anti-virus/spyware/trojan, ect programs I shoud run, or do those cover them all?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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I've got a packet of condoms, those cover everything.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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I've got a packet of condoms, those cover everything.

Coming form a moderator, that was quite uncalled for.



I'd download ZoneAlarm, it's a firewall, it's pretty good and catches some stuff.
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AV = NOD32
Spyware = Spyware doctor, XsoftspySE, Spysweeper
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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I use AVG for Antivirus and I like it. For spyware, I'd use Spybot Search & Destroy along with ad-aware.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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I use both of those programs and the Windows firewall (ZoneAlarm is more secure, but I'm fine with the Windows one, and I've got a router as well) and I have never gotten a serious virus or spyware infection since getting them. I also scan with HijackThis about once a week:
http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3...-10379544.html

And analyze the logfile here:
http://www.hijackthis.de/

NOD32 is the best paid Antivirus.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help

Uk31337, do you mean like this?
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If you want more protection and are willing to pay for it then NOD32 is the way to go! Also I'd recommend AVG anti spyware, there's a free version but it comes with a 30 day free trial which has all the features in it. I've been using it for a few months and its been great so far. I think your setup now is fine though.
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Sypsweeper is good, but it uses up a little too much resouces for me. Windows defender tho is a great grab, its virtually invisable.

as for anti-virus, like Raffaz and troy said, go with NOD32. I'm using the 30 day trial, and i love it. soo much better than my NAV was, and uses less than 1/8 of the resources.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:54 PM   #10
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I use Avast for antivirus and Ad-Aware for antispyware.
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