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Old 01-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, I'm re-installing Windows, and I want to know which protection programs should I have, which are the best, but also which don't take too much time to load at startup
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AVG isn't half bad. Of course its all opinion on how well they work.
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does AVG also protect from spyware and stuff?
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Honestly Im really not the advocate for antivirus or spyware removal software. Im really unsure about what AVG does about spyware.


Check this site out : http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1
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AVG wont find spyware, just viruses.

free programs like spybot s&d and adaware are very good spyware removers, but better used in tandem as each finds different things.

I use AVG, but since coming here I've started using NOD32 and AVG together. And NOD is finding things in zip files that AVG didnt find.
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I use

Firefox (Broswer)
SpywareBlaster
Adware SE Personnel
Spybot Search And Destroy (With TeaTimer)
Regseeker (Delete Register entries after Scans)
AVG

I also do frequent scans with HIjackthis and run a Linksys Router.

Im perfectly Clean.
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I always thought running 2 AV's would slow down performance, but I notice no difference running AVG and NOD32 together, even on my slower systems.
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aight, thanks
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