What can you believe with Antispyware and security?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:50 PM
Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:44 AM
A simple solution is to run with an all-in-one Internet Security package - something like Norton Internet Security, Panda, McAfee, F-Secure or Kaspersky. These all have their own quirks and problems and share of stuff they don't find so you should read user reviews and take some of them with a pinch of salt.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:49 PM
Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:54 PM
I use almost the same things you do: AntiVir for antivirus, Comodo as a firewall, I actually don't use spywareblaster - I just don't like it, and for AS I use SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:16 PM
As Neil previously stated, there is no sure way to 100 % protect your computer. I would never suggest to anyone to purchase a program that will make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside, yet not offer any more protection than a free one (norton comes to mind ). I use AVG for quite a while now, and have had no problem. For Anti-spyware, I use SpywareTerminator, and have had no issues with it(offers realtime protection and daily updates). I follow that up with weekly runnings of ATF and AdAware.
Hope that helps
Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:55 PM
Incidently, thanks to all for your replies and the assurances you are giving.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:02 PM
Results of his testing of security products:
Myself, I use AVG free behind the Comodo firewall, supported by SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard, with full-time active protection by the commercial version of A-Squared anti-malware.
A2, Webroot Spysweeper, and AVG Anti-spyware seem to be among the top-rated commercial active clients going today. I think that the dollars spent for a full-time anti-spy/mal/ad-ware client are well-spent.
Of course, I also scan with Spybot, Ad-aware SE, SuperAntiSpyware, and Panda on-line every week just to be sure, but usually nothing is found.
For ultra-secure browsing, use free Sandboxie: http://www.sandboxie.com/
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