Assistance concerning AV Programmes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DeeBeeS, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. DeeBeeS

    DeeBeeS OSNN Addict

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    I have been told by my ISP that Broadband is now available for my area. This system will be 'always on' and not dialup. I have decided because of this to upgrade my security on my computer.

    I have installed Sunbelt Firewall-AVG Free-Windows Defender and Spybot. Is this sufficient or is it to much or not enough and will these programmes slow down my computer? I also understand that the router supplied has a firewall.

    Thanks for any help given.

    David
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    have not used subelt - so cant say - all the other stuff should be enough, would also suggest hijackthis! , this will show you and enable you to stop things from starting when your pc starts :)
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You can use Windows Defender to enable/disable startup items.

    My opinion: Windows Defender is enough. There is no need for a second malware only application. Most good AV products also check for malware now.

    I have no opinion on the AV program, though.
     
  4. _kC_

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  5. DeeBeeS

    DeeBeeS OSNN Addict

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    Thanks to all for that information, much appreciated. I think I will stay with what I have at the moment as I have paid for the better programes and see how it goes.
     
  6. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If you dont want to pay for AV software avg is really your best bet, but ESET nod32 or kaspersky would be your best bets for a paid subscription.