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Old 02-01-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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I have norton internet security suite, lavasoft ad aware and spybot S&D, will this be enough to keep my computer clean of viruses, adware, spyware etc? if not, is there anything i can get to decrease the chance of getting my comp infected, i have only just got this laptop and dont really want it full of adware etc. p.s. i use the mozilla firefox web browser and think that it is more secure than IE, less ads etc, is this right and is it a good idea to use this over IE?
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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1st of all having a good anti-virus program on your comp. is the most important thing.

Go with a well trusted name such as Norton/Mc afee/ . As long as you keep the definitions up to date , then you will be protected.

But threats can also be from not using a good firewall too. as far as spyware goes..The best ones are Spybot search & destroy/ Adaware personal edition/ & spysweeper/ you can try CW shredder & Spyware blaster to cover the bases.

once that in place, if you are still using I.E , then download the new Microsoft spyware/ I heard it's good.

Since you are not & using forefox, just make shure your settings are correct.
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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Even store bought computer's, have spyware on them allready...Most people didn't even know this....So use the spyware links & get that crap off your comp.
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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yes, all you need to do is keep updating and you will be fine
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Default Re: Virus threats?

i have norton antivirus, adware and spybot S&D, thanks for the response, i shoulod be ok then? i have just bought a new laptop and dont want it to have anything on it like spyware etc. is there any other freeware that i can use to control this or are the 3 above ok?
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:11 PM   #6
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you should be ok, with those three, but if you want to be absolutley shure you get em all, use spyware blaster & CW shredder...they are good too.

and if your using I.E for a browser, then get the new spyware program from the microsoft website.

I heard it's really good !!
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i only use IE for windows update, thats all. ill try spyware blaster, sounds good.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:04 AM   #8
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by the way its a good idea to have a full system scan every week
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Also instead of using IE use firefox/mozillia
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that is a very good idea, it was only the other day FireFox stopped a website from installing Spyware.

IE lets most spyware through
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Firefox is a great alternative to IE but you still need to keep a close eye on your machine if you do a lot of heavy browsing.

I just read an article about how Firefox is likely to become a victim of its own success. Its expected by mid year to start seeing spyware that specifically targets Firefox.
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yes that is a very good point, keep your Spyware scanner and Anti-Virus up-to-date so if you do get anything while you are on the internet you can get removed as soon as you can.
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change your operating system completely! most viruses / spyware / adware is written for windows. change operating systems, it won't run on your computer.

if it's possible, when you first get your computer you need to start taking secuirty measures right away. my sister learnt the hardway dispite having pleanty of secuirty there's still stuff she can't get rid of.

when installing these these programs, it's good to make sure you're computer is clean you can get a free virus scan from http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm

there's pleanty of products out there to keep your system clean. try and stick to the known names, the price may be a bit higher, but it's usually worth it. compromising secuirty to save a dollar isn't the way to go.
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you don't need to go that far
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