Essential Apps ?

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#1
Ok, so I've not exactly been keeping up to date with XP recently, and now there's a Windows machine in my computer room, I need to know what you would all recommend as the essential apps to install (i.e. to keep the machine protected, etc)

So... fire away :)
 

tdinc

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Political User
#3
For Adware or Spyware

  1. Microsoft Windows Defender
  2. Ad-Aware
  3. Spybot
  4. SpywareBlaster
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Anti Virus

  1. AVG Free Edition

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File cleaner

  1. CCleaner
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Browser

Firefox
Opera

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If you need a Desktop Firewall:

Kerio
Outpost
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#4
Fx and Opera were put on there first thing, didn't want to ruin it by opening IE6. :p

Will try get Windows Defender, and the others you mentioned (Already have AVG) some time later tonight :)
 

LeeJend

OSNN Veteran Addict
#6
Eudora for Email (unless Mozill/Firefox has one built in I don't know about).

Ccleaner (you don't need it yet, but you will...)

Regcleaner (same as above)

Hijack this (same as above)

And a firewall that stops outbound traffic as well as inbound. Not sure if defender does that yet or not. The least offensive I have to offer is Zonealarm.

Archivers - Winzip, WinAce and WinRAR since something that is incompatible with the other 2 will always come up.

FTP - Server and client (G6, Cuteftp)
 
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Johnny

.. Commodore ..
Political User
#8
tdinc said:
For Adware or Spyware
  1. Microsoft Windows Defender
  2. Ad-Aware
  3. Spybot
  4. SpywareBlaster
-------------------------
Anti Virus
  1. AVG Free Edition
------------------------
File cleaner
  1. CCleaner
------------------------
Browser

Firefox
Opera

------------------------

If you need a Desktop Firewall:

Kerio
Outpost
This is what I use; except Opera, kerio, and outpost. I use the windows firewall.
 

LeeJend

OSNN Veteran Addict
#10
Vanquished said:
I only use spybot and firefox, i have never had any viruses thus no need for norton or any virus protection
I never had diverticulosis so I never ate high fiber food. Then after 4 surgeries, 26 days in the hospital and $200k in medical bills I now understand what prevention is all about...
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#11
Have got most of what was recommended installed now :)

Is there a free outgoing traffic blocker? I used to use Krio Personal firewall, but that's now payware, and looks rather crappy.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#15
im pretty sure, I don't do much with it, i just scan stuff, last time i checked it did

pretty sure if u checked there homepage it would say
 

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