I have just bought a new Compaq laptop (OS XP Pro) and following the security breaches on my old desktop (OS Win 98) am quite paranoid about connecting to the net without sufficient security measures. I subscribe to Norton Antivirus and have Adaware SE Personal installed on the machine.
Can anyone please recommend any other "must-have" softwares that I can install to improve my machines security as I have heard that Norton is quite good but not an exhaustive / comprehensive solution.
Appreciate any suggestions anyone may have.
Also, are there any Compaq owners out there whose machine came loaded with nearly 3Gb of Software Setup Options (in SWSetup folder). Can I delete these to free up the hard-drive as none of them appear in the least bit interesting / necessary.