Best Protection

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Alright, my computer runs great. I keep good care, because I know how to.

    I watch what I do.

    I use AVG Antivirus, Windows Defender & CCleaner.

    Is it bad or good to use 2 antispyware programs (whats a good one) I used to have Spybot?

    I don't really need anything, but thought I'd like to know.
     
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I use AVG Pro AV plus Spybot, Ccleaner and Lavasoft Ad-Aware on my puter at home. I use Tend Micro AV plus Ccleaner and Spybot on my laptop. So as for using 2 or more anti-spyware proggies, I would say that as long as they don't conflict with each other then why not. Just have one antispyware proggie running resident and use the other as a redundant second pass. In case one misses something. Basically what I do.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So is Spybot still good? Or is there better?
     
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  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I so wanted to post that. But I lost the "woody", errr nerve. :p
     
  6. Grandmaster

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    I couldn't resist, you are far more resistant than I am sir :p

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    Bman, I've been using NOD32 for the past 3 years on XP. It's the best anti-virus I've ever used and ultralight on resource use. Highly recommended. Also, I don't think you'll need another spyware program because SpyBot works well.

    So, NOD32 + SpyBot = FTW.
     
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  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    The Trojan Man has spit, errr spoken. :rolleyes:
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    In my experience not one anti-spyware program works well to clean out infections, but for preventative usage I'd say Spybot and smart/safe computing are OK.
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I was thinking about getting nod32, cause I tried it awhile back, but its not exactly free. Also thats virus protection, I am pretty happy with AVG.

    Antispyware I guess I will keep Defender running in the background as it is, and download good old Spybot.

    Thanks guys.

    (its funny for us to talk about this, all pretty main OSNN users, cause I'm sure we all know how to keep our computer clean and running great, just thought I'd add another program lol)
     
  10. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    heheh


    well.. just keep spybot... really... spyware isnt that big of a deal if u know what do to when u're online (and im sure u do)

    as for av... well.. if u want a free one, then u can keep avg, it's cool
     
  11. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I'm down with epk. I have Symantec Antivirus 10.1 (11.0 sucks) and Windows Defender. I'm not concerned because I practice safe browsing.
     
  12. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    You use Norton, and there products? Are you kidding?

    Friends come to me with computer problems (slow) and I remove that and its all good.
     
  13. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Symantec Antivirus != Norton Antivirus (as in NOT equal to)
     
  14. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    avg pro/eset nod32 and spybot search and destroy - and careful inet/email use
     
  15. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    really?... i never had any problems with it... i mean, it used to consume a lot of resources, but... like 7 years ago :p


    i think it just has a lot of bad press =]
     
  16. Bman

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    I haven't used it for a long time, and when ever I see it, the system runs like crap.

    Your saying Symantec Antivirus is different from Norton? Does Symantec not make Norton?
     
  17. Sazar

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    Use Vista, problem solved.

    :smoker:
     
  18. madmatt

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    Symantec = Business/Enterprise
    Norton = Home

    Symantec Antivirus = Just AV
    Norton = Bloat
     
  19. Bman

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    matt, WTF have you been my whole life? Why did I not know that back in the day when I used to use the stupid thing.
     
  20. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You were probably too busy setting up a LinkedIn account :cool:

    I don't use either because they are both pretty bloated.

    Kaspersky FTW !!!