but was confused by the different(and sometimes overlapping)
programs listed there, not to mention the out-of-date list. Tho,
I must thank this site for the post; it was very informative! ^.^
I am using avast! and I really like it. I want to stay with
it for a few months before considering AntiVir or another.
I have MBAM (LuV iT!), tho it seems I also need something for
rootkits as a supplement? Can you name three for consideration?
I plan on getting SUPERAntiSpyware to supplement avast! (I was
sorry to hear that avast! needed anti-spyware supplementation.)
I have been using the firewall that XP came with, but apparently
I should have a better one (with two-way protection)? I wonder
what the current options are? What about a hardware firewall?
(I expect they aren't free, but I don't really know why one or
the other might be a better way to go? I don't mind paying for it.
I don't know what ActiveX is so of course I don't quite understand
the need for SpywareBlaster or similar? I expect I will be getting
this too, and likely it's companion SpywareGuard, which I also do
not understand the need for. Can anyone explain/elaborate the needs?
My Tentative Plan:
avast!, MBAM, SUPERAntiSpyware, SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard,
something for rootkits, and a better firewall. Did I miss something???
Please let me know what you think of my plan or might alter, and why...
BTW, All-Seeing Eye looked interesting and potentially useful? Opinions?
Topic #2: I need to update drivers (I expect), but I have never done this,
so I don't know how. I just reinstalled my OS, and little else so far.
I used a disk for my ATI video card driver and my D-Link wireless driver,
but I haven't updated these. I have a SB Live! sound card but have not
DLed any drivers for, tho it seems to be working. How did those drivers
get there w/o my knowing? I don't know what else I have that might need a
driver DLed/updated? Is there a way to find out? Also, what's the best way
to go about updating drivers? How do I find the specific driver I need? ex:
Creative Labs had several drivers, I didn't know which one I needed to DL.
(This is my first time reformatting - I think that's what it's called? LOL)
Anywhoznwhatsnit... Thanks in advance for any advice/information offered. ^_^
Edited by NomDeKeyz, 16 October 2009 - 09:42 AM.