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Old 04-05-2004, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Free Anti Virus Software help!! Have I too many?

I have downloaded various free anti virus software as follows:

AVG 6.0
Hijack this
Zone Alarm

Just wondering do I need all of these software as it is quite time consuming as I check for updates and download them to keep these uptodate.

I would love a package which covers everything, what do you think?

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Old 04-05-2004, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it was me i just keep spybot and have an antivirus like norton
btw .... i have norton utilities to clean all the crap stays in my computer

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Old 04-05-2004, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Adaware and Spybot do the same thing but often one will catch something the other didn't so I use both.

AVG is the only actual antivirus you have.

Spyware blaster protects against hijacking, I prefer spyware guard (from the same group).

Hijack this is only used as a diagnostic and cleaner for hijacks, keep it.

Zone Alarm is your firewall.

I'm not familiar with CWShredder.
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies.

I was just told about CWShredder a few days ago, apparently its a trojan remover.
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you was wondering about a software package that includes everything that you mention above.
well there is a software "system mechanic" which have a firewall, spyware removel, pop up filter and some other tools that help you keep your system clean. here is the site
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks XRAYZ. It seems really good, thinking about trying the free trial for 30 days.

Would I still keep my antivirus and firewall packages as well?

Sorry, aint a whizzkid!! lol
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use:
Sygate - firewall (version 6 is free)
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EMS Free Surfer MK II - popup killer (freeware)
sometimes AVG 6.0 - antivirus (freeware)

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