I want to replace Norton Antivirus on my daughter's laptop.
I see there is a list of Free Antivirus Software, Free Online Virus Scanners, Free Virus Removal Tools for Specific Infections, Free Spyware Detection and Removal, Free Online Spyware Detection and Removal, Free Spyware Prevention, Free Firewalls, Free Rootkit Detection and Removal.
My question is: can I pick one from each of the above categories? I.E. do they cause any conflicts, there was a note that said only install one Firewall...
So can I select one product from each category?
Like Avast, Panda, SuperAntiSpyware, Ewido, Spyware Blaster, Comodo Firewall.
Will these all work together ok?
Thanks for you help.
I am not an expert, but the main areas of security are anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall, so you can have one anti-virus, one firewall, and one MAIN anti-spyware. You could use one anti-spyware as your primary one that runs around the clock securing your computer from spyware, such as the recommended SuperAntiSpyware. However, you could periodically use other anti-spyware programs from the list to check your computer manually. Some of the other ones may find something that SuperAntiSpyware missed. However, you only want one of each of the 3 categories running around the clock, such as Avast, SuperAntispyware, and Comodo. Also, SpywareBlaster is something that you should always have running on your computer and keep updated.
However, Panda and Ewido, if I am correct are online virus and spyware scanners. They are programs you run when you want to check your computer to see if the above programs let anything through, so you could just use any of the scanners from the list periodically. Different scanners may find different infections. And if Panda or Ewido find a virus or spyware on your computer, you would use one of the removal tools listed to remove them.
Again, I am not an expert, but this is a little background I have picked up, which I hope is accurate.