I will be reformatting my Computer this weekend, and hopefuly have everything back to normal by monday afternoon, before i go to school.
Firstly i need help to compile a list of the best free and downloadable programs that will protect me agains't Malware.
I currently have Nortan 2003 (i am no longer impressed of this anymore)
I just downloaded AVG free version and ran a scan with and found well over 26 viruses ( i am still scanning right now)
I will be using P2P programs and i am aware of the viruses and other malware that comes with it and etc. (this is prolly why i got so many virsus
I also read that having multiple anti-virus programs conflict with eachother, so i wanna stick to having like 1 or 2 anti-virus programs.
I also want to have anti spyware programs, i heard that Search and Destroy and Adaware are the best?? if so can i get a link to download them plz.
I have a windows XP with SP1 CD, that i will be using to install windows, i am wondering is it good to have SP2?? i have had it before, about 6 months ago, and i didn't like it cos everything i did, i had to tell the program to Accept or Deny access and etc.
I also have a 160 gb WD 7200 rpm hard drive in my comp that is corrupted, meaning everything i install on it stops working saying certain files are corrupted, i have returned the HD and they gave me a new one, and the same problem occurs. I am planning on just removing it from my computer for now.
I will be using my 120gb to serve for my needs for now.
I also got a quick question, i was using my 160gb HD to download stuff and it possibly got virsus from downloading, and i used my 120gb, which is split 20 and 100 to run windows and my programs, will viruses jump from my 160 HD to my 120 HD, thus creating more problems?
Thanks in advance