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Is my security program combanation sufficent?


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saraveza408

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I have spybot, ccCleaner, advanced systems care, Avira antivirus, bazkkoa scanner & eusing free registry cleaner to protect my XP Pro. Ive used this combanation for years now & I keep them updated & run them often. I havent had anything slip by these programs yet(knock on wood) but Im wondering if there is a better combination of (free) programs that can keep me even safer?

I also use firefox instead of IE because I hear its safer than IE.

In case this helps I use my XP to feed my craigslist addiction & to research items Im selling or buying on Craigslist. And sometimes I'm on MySpace but I dont use graphics & all that MySpace crap from those myspace crappy graphic / widgets sites because I create my own graphics with Photoshop so I dont have to risk those polluted sites.

So how safe is my laptop & how can it be safer?

Please & Thank you!
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Rorschach112

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I'd recommend removing Eusing Registry Cleaner, it used to be a rogue program that would give false positives. It is also way too aggressive at fixing the registry.

Bazooka Scanner is no good either.


Spybot is too out-dated these days, and Advanced System Care is another "cleaner" that really does nothing.


Have a read of this for some tips

http://www.geekstogo...ng-t225044.html
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ok so i went to add remove programs & i found some weird program called "FFPremier advertising Platform" & it says last used in 2073 (see pic included) ?!?! What the...? And its a huge program. What is this & what do I do with it?

And also The registry program & bazooka dont seem to want to uninstall.How do I get rid of them?
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Edited by saraveza408, 05 August 2009 - 08:31 AM.

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post an OTListIt log in THAT forum.
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Ok Im doing all it tells me to do. When Im finished & I still have uninstall problems or that FFPremier advertising Platform is still in my add remove programs I take it to the malware forum & post these problems there with my OTL log right?

((thanks BTW, Im not to much of a expert at this stuff so I know my questions can be so armature. Thats why I love geeks to go. EVERYTIME Ive had problems or questions I find the best help here. And I LOVE the way the staff doesnt make me feel stupid & really takes the time & necessary steps to help me. thanks again & again!))
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try this to uninstall it and any other programs


Download and install Revo Uninstaller
  • Double click the Revo Uninstaller icon on your desktop to start the program
  • Scroll through the listed programs and Right Click on the program you wish to uninstall
  • From the pop out menu choose Uninstall
  • Click Yes to the confirmation dialogue
  • In the next window select the Advanced mode
  • Click Next to start uninstalling the program
  • Answer Yes to confirm the uninstall
  • When the program has completed the four steps, click Next to allow the program to search for leftovers
  • Once complete, click Next, then Finish
  • Repeat the above steps for any other programs you wish to remove.


Then go post in the Malware Removal forum for the malware issue
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WOW! I love that Revo uninstaller! It took care of all the programs I had trouble uninstalling! And it seemed really thorough! It even took care of that weird program I had!
Thanks!

So I did everything you said & posted my logs in the malware forum.

Many many thanks for all the help here!

untill next time.....
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