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too many virus & ad scanners?


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I have Spy-bot,Ad-Aware SE(the free version),Windows Defender,ccCleaner, & Easy Cleaner all on my XP....do I need all these?
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I would say CCleaner and Easy Cleaner are optionals
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You should have one anti-virus program such as AVG or Avast and one decent firewall such as ZoneAlarm or Outpost. The native Windows firewall is deficient. Running multiple malware detection programs is fine.
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throw in spywareblaster...a blocking tool ...
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html

and a firewall...I use zone alarm

http://www.download....2-10039884.html

and a anti virus...I use AVG...

http://www.majorgeek...ownload886.html

and you are good to go...keep everything updated at LEAST once a week
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ok.......so isnt spywareblaster like spy-bot?And when I got my XP I bought it from a friend that works for HP in the tech department so he installed some of these programs so I have no idea which firewall (I dont know what a firewall is exzactly) I have on my puter.I dont think I have one really.But quiet a few people have suggested zone alarm.So I definately will be installing zone alarm ASAP.Also I used to have AVG (the free version)but someone else said it wasnt necessary.but I know I absolutely MUST have an anti-virus program,yet I thought spy-bot was an anti-virus program.

So in conclusion.....I should also install AVG,spywareblaster & zone alarm,correct?
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You should install an anti virus programme, a firewall and spyware blaster is good, spybot is not an anti virus programme

The ones you mention are suitable and you will find them in the centre section

http://www.filehippo.com/
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alrighty...so im dropping spy-bot & easy cleaner,& downloading those suggested.Then that should do it right?(& I'll keep them updated weekly as well)
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You can keep Spybot because it is an anti-spyware programme, isn't large and works well with ad-aware se and spywareblaster
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You should get Ewido
http://www.ewido.net
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