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Microsoft Security Essentials
Window's Firewall
Common sense?
CCleaner:)

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool is great program to use too.

I used to use AVAST! but there where to many problems with online gaming and avast, got sick of it.
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Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, and Comodo Firewall
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avast is also very good
    
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my combo i use for last 4 year has been avast + malwarebytes
and ccleaner monthly
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MSE + Malwarebytes. /thread

only had 1 piece of malware and was gone in a couple of seconds.
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Currently MSE and windows firewall. Spywarebalster to lay down some passive rules just to help keep from falling into the wrong site by accident. And I have a Smoothwall protecting my LAN.

Spybot S&D, but I only use it for the nice GUI for controlling startup applications. Yep, there are other ways of doing this but it is what I like to use. CCleaner for keeping things cleaned up. MBAM for an occasional manual scan just to double check, maybe every three months or so.

As for FW and AV I have used pretty much all of them at one time or another. I always have to end up switching periodically because they all get bad at times. Bogging down my system in one way or another. MSE seems to be fairly light at the moment, which is why I am using it. Ran Comodo FW and eventually the suite for some time, but it got so bad I was about to smash my system. tongue.gif Avast, AVG and ZA are no exceptions. Still running Avast on my HTPC because it is XP64 and MSE doesn't support it, but Avast is 99% disabled.

Actually I have really gotten so sick of resident security applications. I used to be obsessed with security, but it has gotten so that you have to be bubble boy to step out on the internet. When it gets so bad you can't even enjoy your system constantly having to fight bogging down from all the protections it just isn't worth it anymore. I have a dedicated Smoothwall box protecting my LAN, I have an old machine with Linux I use exclusively for banking, screw it, if my main system gets infected I will just restore a backup image or wipe it and reinstall.

My Linux install runs the built-in FW with Firestarter GUI, and whatever AV that comes installed. Not really worried about it in Linux.

If you are running windows most people should be running some kind of AV and FW. Whichever one you choose. After that, good sensible browsing and email habits, staying away from porn sites and illegal P2P.
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avira / malwarebytes
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post

AVG, That is what i WOULD use anyway, Atm i use this cool program called common sense biggrin.gif
that is purely stupid and impractical for someone who also uses their bank account and other high risk things. You might think common sense but some websites you go to could be hacked and infected you could get a small script that tracks your things and you wouldn't even know. I highly doubt all you do is game and a little youtube if you do wow lol ... haven't you ever done any research and searching on Google and often click many different links to unknown websites? Any of those websites could lay a root kit

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