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Ferrari

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Hi all,

As far as I'm aware of, Geekstogo doesn't provide much information for the common user about how adding more programs (specifically security programs) running in the background/realtime can use up some of the computers resources. I don't think Geekstogo recommends a program unless it has a small footprint, but adding many together can be quite a "drag" on the general all purpose computer. Many members probably don't have "fast computers" like some of us do.

Do you think this should be Noticeably noted in the Free Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Software thread and possibly Rorschach112's Preventing Malware and Safe Computing Guide?

I try to remember back when I was very new, trying to increase my security, and following some of the tips sure did improve my security, but my computer slowed down quite a bit too. A lot of the people that buy computers from me seem to only have a P4 maybe 2.0ghz processor, 512mb RAM.

Thank you.
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No one should be adding many real-time protection programs anyway. Anti-virus and firewall, yes. Something like MBAM can be on-demand or real-time, depending if they want to pay for protection. Some of the programs, such as Spywareblaster, shouldn't affect performance. Sometimes it may be a question of which ones are used together. No one should ever assume that the best way to protect themselves is to just install a bunch of protection, either - common sense can go a long way towards protecting oneself.
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I'm just a speed junkie Sari... I'll go back to my hardware forums now... :)



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