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Currently I have AVG anti virus and ad aware SE personal.
Can you recommend anything else I should have to protect my computer, or will these 2 programs do the job?
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Peer Guardian and Zone Alarm and you will be set.
    
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peer guardian is good if you do p2p stuff...but otherwise, almost useless...and zonealarm is useless as well if you have a router.

If you have a router, I'd recommend turning off any firewall programs and let the router do the job.

The best way to protect yoru computer is just to not click on stupid ****.
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I highly recommend you use peerguardian, Spybot S&S, Hijackthis, Ad-aware, and if you want some really nice internet security, I personally use and prefer Kaspersky I.S over any other Internet security utility.
    
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
peer guardian is good if you do p2p stuff...but otherwise, almost useless...and zonealarm is useless as well if you have a router.

If you have a router, I'd recommend turning off any firewall programs and let the router do the job.

The best way to protect yoru computer is just to not click on stupid ****.
It is always nice to have the extra protection, kind of like wearing two-condoms instead of one, its smart
    
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gr1mo got my list XD

also, if you can get ahold of it. HD backup software, pretty much anything from a DVD burner, a WD MyBook, something to save a set-up, working copy of your HD (reinstalling windows then all the other bits is always annoying)
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post #7 of 22
Bitdefender works very well and I have had problems with alot of other software. Kapersky / Mcafee. Mainly with games.. such as having to hard reboot because Mcafee will not accept the fact that need for speed carbon is on the acceptance list.
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post #8 of 22
I have ended 99% of my woes by not using Internet Explorer. I use Opera, but, a lot of people prefer Foxfire. When I do a fresh install I open IE only once... To get to Opera's web site and hit download. Now when I run AVG, Spybot and Adaware I get nothing bad. Before it was almost a weekly accurance.
post #9 of 22
The best program ever = your brain.
    
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post #10 of 22
Currently I have absolutely no "protection" except Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy...no anti-virus and no firewall. If you have a router, but are not sure if you need to get a firewall program also, I would recommend going to THIS LINK.
Run the "Security Scan" which will take a couple of minutes and see if it discovers any real big holes....if everything is good, then you seriously don't need to hog up system resources by having a software firewall. Most routers today come with nice hardware firewalls that block all the hijack attempts and such...

However, I would recommend an Anti-Virus program if you are iffy on the internet...I personally don't use one, and haven't for a year or so...and I haven't become infected...*Knock on wood* I find that most virus scanners hog my valuable system resources that i am running low on anyway, so i steer clear of strange web sites and use good old common sense.
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