What is the best protection?

Packard bell / Easynote r1000 notebook
September 24, 2009 at 02:23:54
Specs: Windows XP
I have never had even a semi-serious outbreak or infection concerning spyware, viruses and adware in general
I run Windows XP and have AVG antivirus and the windows firewall, i also use regcure and spybot - search and destroy
And my email is scanned before opening

Im real sure i have anything i need, but can anyone recommend any better programs to use?
Or anything to add just for the extra safety


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#1
September 24, 2009 at 08:20:35
u can use avast antivirus as well as comodo firewall . These are free to use

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#2
September 24, 2009 at 08:35:22
computer crazy,
actually you should only have ONE anti-virus running at a time on a PC. Even though I myself believe that Avast is a better real-time protection than AVG I would only suggest it as an alternative. :)

Jenova20, I would suggest Ccleaner (slim....no toolbar) which is also free and set it so that it cleans your PC every time you boot up or reboot and also WinPatrol which is also free. It will keep track of what is trying to load onto your PC.

I add those to every PC that I clean for clients and they work great.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#3
September 25, 2009 at 07:07:03
What does CCleaner do?
is that somethin to do with my harddrive?
And winpatrol?

Also can you post the proper websites for these if you know them

thanx
-your friendly neighborhood spider-eatin man-


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#4
September 25, 2009 at 13:28:04
Hi your friendly neighborhood spider-eatin man
All those free progs are listed on one page in my signature link for easy access...ENJOY.

Ccleaner gets rid of unused files and junk on your PC and also cleans out the cookies. It's also good to click on the registry icon and let Ccleaner delete all unused registry entries thus keeping the PC running at it's best.

WinPatrol is a watchdog and will pop up and bark when something tries to get loaded onto your PC and run at start-up. You have the option to allow it or stop it.

For more info you can type your enquiry into http://www.google.com/
and find out how things work and what they are for
Good Luck

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#5
September 25, 2009 at 13:32:34
Thanks
You have all been very helpfull

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#6
September 30, 2009 at 01:09:23
In the way of a firewall i only have windows firewall, should i switch to zonealarm?
I have heard Comodo Internet Security is better though
Any thoughts?

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#7
September 30, 2009 at 10:06:29
I think that Comodo firewall is far to heavy , although the firewall can be lowered , I have just been dealing with a problem on another forum where Comodo was set to high .

PC-Tools make a nice firewall ( free ) for 32 bit XP , Vista 32\64 bit , 7 32\64 bit .

http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

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