Internet Secutiy for a Newbie.. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Security | Computer, Devices, Software and Systems > Viruses, Spyware and Malware
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1
Default Internet Secutiy for a Newbie..

Brand new to the world of technology, so please forgive my ignorance.

I have a laptop that is running XP, and it has Norton Internet Security. I have been reading some of the threads here and have decided to ditch Norton.

I already have Webroot Spysweeper and I plan to get AVG and Komodo.

So with that said, does anyone think getting those three products is a bad idea?

Is there anything else I need to add to my internet security? For example, is it beneficial to have multiple spysweepers or antiviruses?

Thanks in advance!

augalt is offline  
Old 02-15-2007, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 633

That seems like a pretty good start... although you do not want multiple anti virus products. they will conflict with each other and leave you more vulnerable. as for anti spyware... i would say yes defiantly. its always a good idea to have more then one of them. i recommend spyware docter. i find it to be THE BEST anti spyware program available.

ECTech is offline  
Old 02-15-2007, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste

Spyware Blaster
SpyBot Search And Destroy with TeaTimer
Opera or Firefox as Broswer
Router or Firewall.
(Zone alarm, Black Ice)
Ste is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4
Send a message via Yahoo to njatienza

Anti-virus: NOD32
Antispyware: Ad-aware SE, spybot, webroot
njatienza is offline  
Old 02-25-2007, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 47

spybot S&D, Firefox, block IE w/ your firewall, free avg
t3ch_threads is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.