I'm new to all this.
I have suffered a virus or what-not that is being resolved in the "malware forum".
Before sending in my "highjack this" logfile, I downloaded so many programs I don't know what to keep anymore.
I have noticed slower performance (start up pf computer, opening websites etc)
Basics: I have windows XP with service pack 2. Auto-update selected.
Pertinent programs I have:
McAfee VirusScan Pro Version 10.0 with spamkiller Auto-update selected.
Hijack This 1.99.1
AVG Anti spyware 7.5 Auto-update selected.
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4
SafetyAlerter 2006 (dont know what this is)
VirusBurster 6.2 (dont know what this is)
Ad-Aware SE personal
IE version 6.0.2900.2180
The things i have read say to use more than one anti virus program reduces the efficiency...I don't know what to keep, what to delete. I must admit i don't know the difference between anti-virus/spam/spyware/adware....
I lived in blissful ignorance until i got the "bug"...
Does anyone have advice?
Does anyone have a good routine they use to keep updated and protected?
I thank you SO MUCH, in advance.