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Dear Guys,
I just wanted know if it is ok to have the following and also download CounterSpy? This is what I have:
AVG Antivirus
SpybotS&D
HiJackthis
SpywareBlaster
WinPatrol 9.7
FireFox
CCleaner
And looking for a good firewall!
So is it alright if I download CounterSpy and I dont think I have a firewall!!! So please tell me a good one!! And is CounterSpy only 15 days evaulation availble?
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Edited by Boo-Yeah, 11 August 2005 - 06:47 PM.

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Choose one of these for the firewall

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

You could add Microsoft anti spyware and Ad-Aware SE

http://www.filehippo...re/antispyware/

Have not used Counter Spy
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Oh Thanks before I download this firewall! How do I find if it already has a firewall, I think I have Windows firewall as I haven't downloaded anything else! And thanks for the other downloads as well!
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Should I get the BETA Version? Wont that stuff my computer up? If so, where can I get the original?
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Beta versions are prone to issues but lots of people have Microsoft anti spyware. They bought out Giant anti spyware and basically rebadged it.

If you install any of the firewalls, you should only have one running, so turn off the Windows one.

XP firewall only blocks incoming data, the possible theory being that if it does not let anything erroneous on, then there isn't going to be anything amiss going out.

All the firewall from the list check incoming and outgoing data, which has to be a better way.
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this might sound stupid but, how to disable Windows Firewall? And where can I get Microsft Antisoyware, because i dont want my computer to stuff up!
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Make sure you install the other firewall, that it is updated, if necessary and running.

Click start then control panel then security centre, click windows firewall at the bottom, select off, click OK

Microsoft Antispyware is here

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

It is only available in Beta but as before, a lot of people use it
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i dont have that icon, guess that mens i dont have windows Firewall on! So which firewall should I get?
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Click start then control panel then switch to category view, then you will have security centre

A lot of people use Zone Alarm
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Category view where's that?
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Click start then control panel and it is on the left
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Ok I got the category view, but I cant find security centre? I dont think I have Windows Firewall turned on? Anyway Im downloading the ZoneAlarm Firewall!
Thanks for all your help keith and im also getting TuneUp Utility!
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Edited by Boo-Yeah, 11 August 2005 - 08:35 PM.

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What shows when you click control panel
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When in category view The following shows:
Apperance and Themes
network and Internet Connections
Add or remove Programs
Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices
performance and Maintenance
Printers and other hardware
user Accounts
Date, Time, language and regional options
Accessibility Options
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The firewall will be good

Post a new topic for missing control panel icons
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