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I use:

AVGFree
Zonealarm
Windows Defender
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I use nothing...don't download or go to messed up websites and im good
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Common Sense v3.0, Windows XP Reformat Disc. Best tools ever.
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post #15 of 45
AVG and Ad-Aware is all I use.
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The first thing you want to do is use common sense, backup data regularly, and have recovery/OS discs.

However, if you insist on security software:

Kaspersky is awesome... if anything go with their Anti-Virus... they once put a virus into their automated system that would normally take a single core processor about 20 years to come up with a solution and it solved it in 5 minutes. Past that Windows firewall, AVG is good for a free product, Spyware Doctor for Anti Spyware, and if you go with something else I have heard many say AVAST, but I haven't tried it personally.
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Common Sense v3.0, Windows XP Reformat Disc. Best tools ever.
i hear that.. lol it's what i've used for the longest time.. but i figure i should just have one small AV program to break the vicious cirlce of reformatting.. i don't think i've ever kept an OS past like 10 months
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I have a nice baseball bat under my desk.
post #19 of 45
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i just keep avg on there so that windows would quit bothering me. defender = garbage.

as long as your smart and have a decent router and keep the firmware upgraded you dont really need anything. keep windows firewall on and that all you really need. if someone is hellbent on getting on to your system its not that difficult if your stupid about what you click on.

before i installed vista i didnt have any av/asp. i would just run an av test form a bootable cd once a month. never had a problem at all and have been doin that for almost 3yrs now.
I concur. AV SW is highly over-rated. A router will protect you. I run AVG because it has a small footprint unlike some AV SW which seems to think the whole purpose of the PC is to run AV SW.

If you are a Networking nut the easiest way to protect your entire LAN is by using a Dummy PC as a front end and use that as a Browser...it could be any outdated rig you can find...how much power does webbrowsing take?

Keep your HTPC/Cruncher/Gamer rigs offline: that's ultimate safety, or connect through the Dummy PC. Anything nasty coming in will only take out your sacrifical rig.
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I concur. AV SW is highly over-rated. A router will protect you. I run AVG because it has a small footprint unlike some AV SW which seems to think the whole purpose of the PC is to run AV SW.

If you are a Networking nut the easiest way to protect your entire LAN is by using a Dummy PC as a front end and use that as a Browser...it could be any outdated rig you can find...how much power does webbrowsing take?

Keep your HTPC/Cruncher/Gamer rigs offline: that's ultimate safety, or connect through the Dummy PC. Anything nasty coming in will only take out your sacrifical rig.

That is a pretty nice idea, but how does one go about doing this?

Make the other computers connect via a proxy that is set up on that computer?
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