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hey i remeber there being a list somewhere of the best ones but i cant find it so can you guys recommend me some of the best ones out there.

i currently have norton, ad aware, spybot, and i just unistalled spy sweeper becaues my sub ran out :whistling:
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This may come as a surprise, but first start by replacing Norton. It's just been tested against a dozen others and came out near the bottom for dependable virus detection --- beaten by a fair margin by the free AVG. The magazine which ran the test said of Norton Antivirus "for a big-name retail product to show such poor performance is diabolical".

The free AVG Anti-Virus is here: (also lighter on RAM usage than Norton):
http://free.grisoft....2/lng/us/tpl/v5

AVG Anti-Spyware:
http://free.grisoft....e/lng/us/tpl/v5

For realtime rogue websites protection: SpywareBlaster:
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
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Hi. Try using the forum's search feature. I've responded to quite a few of these topics myself.
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I use Adware se and spybot search and destroy instead of antivirus program . So far no viruses in system, I run the aplications once a week.
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This may come as a surprise, but first start by replacing Norton. It's just been tested against a dozen others and came out near the bottom for dependable virus detection --- beaten by a fair margin by the free AVG. The magazine which ran the test said of Norton Antivirus "for a big-name retail product to show such poor performance is diabolical".

The free AVG Anti-Virus is here: (also lighter on RAM usage than Norton):
http://free.grisoft....2/lng/us/tpl/v5

AVG Anti-Spyware:
http://free.grisoft....e/lng/us/tpl/v5

For realtime rogue websites protection: SpywareBlaster:
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html


do you think i can keep em both? my sub runs out in like half a year so if i download AVG and ran them both together would it screw up?
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Yes, very likely. Counter-intuitively, more than one anti-virus application creates conflicts which may result in decreased protection, and almost always in a slower system. Use one active antivirus and one active antispyware for best results. Most of us keep several different antispyware scanners and run them as back-up to the main active program. This is OK. For really strong increased protection put a router with customized password between you and your internet connection. Router--Firewall--Active antivirus--Active antispyware, backed up by regular scans with several different utilities (Adaware,Spybot,Superantispyware, and Sophos are my choices), and the regular use of a system monitoring application like WinPatrol will keep your system clean, especially if using a more secure browser like Opera or Firefox supported by regular Hosts file updates. Naturally, it is best to stay away from known problem situations like peer to peer, and check downloaded files before running or installing at Virustotal: http://www.virustota.../en/indexx.html
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