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More security than only an antivirus?

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Hello everybody...

Today I began to think... Is an antivirus enough for a computer security, and my answer was.... Ask OCN...

So I want to ask you guys, Is the antivirus enough? Or I should have others softwares like for spywares, adwares or any other kind of virus?

In this moment Im just using AVG Free 8.... Is there something else?



P.S. Sorry for my bad english
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Hello everybody...

Today I began to think... Is an antivirus enough for a computer security, and my answer was.... Ask OCN...

So I want to ask you guys, Is the antivirus enough? Or I should have others softwares like for spywares, adwares or any other kind of virus?

In this moment Im just using AVG Free 8.... Is there something else?



P.S. Sorry for my bad english
In all honestly the right ammount of security is whatever ammount makes you feel safe.

1) no ammount of security will make you safe. Anyone can be hacked. More security makes it a bigger pain to do it, and will discourage anyone who isn't SERIOUS about breaking into your network\\PC\\etc, but won't stop them.

2) I personally run nothing but a firewall (a VERY simple one called zone alarm) and only run that to block port scanning etc, as it get it on occasion and it makes my games lag, otherwise i woudln't even use that .

3) If you're concerned about it, an anti virus, a firewall, and a spyware remover is more than enough for the average user. Zone-alarm is a good firewall IMO, and then you could add Adaware or spybot S&D to cover things like tracking cookies. That should be a big enough "umbrella" to make you feel safe .
Edited by HatesFury - 6/25/08 at 4:35pm
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Oh.. antivirus... yeah, I should install that (running without it for more than a month now).

It all depends on the user. There is no better protection than the user. If you are careful about where you go, which links you click, and which e-mails you open, you don't actually even need antivirus, let alone any other the other tools.
    
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I don't use any antivirus and haven't in years...
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Ok, I always try to be carefully with the things I click and see... Maybe an Spyware remover I should get... Thanks for the replies
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