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What is the BEST anti-virus/malware software combo?


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bcollier

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I'd appreciate comments and recommendations on the best, most bullet-proof software to keep malware and viruses off my PC.

I currently use:
- Grisoft AVG antivirus
- SpyBot Search and Destroy
- Ad-Aware Personal
- Windows XP built-in firewall

I don't mind spending some money to get something that will prevent problems.

Your feedback is appreciated!
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jrom727

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I dont think there's a bullet proof software that would keep malware and viruses off ur PC. :tazz:
But anyways, I'll suggest Webroot Spysweeper and AVG, possibly Zone Alarm for a firewall... and oh yeah, common sense is good as well :).

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Numb Remxed

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what you have right now is really solid. I would just consider getting spyware blaster to help prevent spyware from getting onto your computer.
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I would prefer ZoneAlarm to be my firewall software, maybe AVG for a free antivirus. Kaspersky and NOD32 for a paid antivirus. I also use Adaware SE and other programs.
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what you have right now is really solid. I would just consider getting spyware blaster to help prevent spyware from getting onto your computer.

I agree :tazz: adding spywareblaster.


I would prefer ZoneAlarm to be my firewall software, maybe AVG for a free antivirus. Kaspersky and NOD32 for a paid antivirus. I also use Adaware SE and other programs.

:)

One ACTIVE anti-virus is fine... then just run online scans from Kaspersky, Panda or other antivirus everynow and then.

Anti-Virus programs take up an enormous amount of your computer's resources when they are actively scanning your computer. Having two anti-virus programs running at the same time can cause your computer to run very slow, become unstable and even, in rare cases, crash.

If you choose to install more than one Anti-Virus program on your computer, then only one of them should be active in memory at a time.

There are basically two types of these programs:
On-Access and On-Demand

On-Access Scanners
As the name implies, are scanners that run in the background all the time the PC is turned on and running. The main function of an On-Access scanner is to monitor activity on your machine.

On-Demand Scanners
As the name implies, are scanners that only run when you ask them to.
Such as:
Online Scans and scanners that run on your machine but are not actively scanning your machine.


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Hi,

There is not a 'best' av etc. :)

Got to the top of the page and click the links after the blue questionmark. That will help you to do what is necessary. :tazz:

Good luck.
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There isnt?
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I don't think so. :tazz:

I have never seen a discussion at a forum about 'best' av, firewall etc. ending up in: we agree this is the best one. There are some good ones though.
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There are people that sit out which one is best though, it switches between NOD32 and kapersky in the top spots, theres a rank table for everything antiviruses are no different. Out of the free ones Avast and AVG or often considered to be the best.
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it's all really based on personaly experience i believe. Now getting back to topic, bcollier i would have to agree with Numb Remxed. You're pretty solid and all you need is to add for additional protection is spyware blaster and be sure to keep up to date and you should be fine as long as you use your common sense. :tazz:
thanx
James

edit: one last thing to add to that, don't add to much as it will being to slow your computers performance as well

Edited by james_8970, 17 January 2006 - 06:32 PM.

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