Advice Please

  PEG007 13:58 14 Jul 2009

Running XP pro sp3 with Avast and Spybot Search and Destroy. Should I be using Malwarebytes or something else in addition?
Any advice gratefully accepted.

  Technotiger 14:04 14 Jul 2009

Yes, it would not do any harm - but only ever have one Anti-virus, and one Firewall - with the exception that it is ok to have a Software Firewall as well as a Hardware Firewall, as in most Routers.

  Graphicool1 14:06 14 Jul 2009

The short answer is Yes. I personally use Spyware Terminator click here it's Free. It includes a whole suite of addons that you can choose to have or not. I choose not. If you haven't already got it CCleaner is a must click here You should use this at the end of each day.

  PEG007 14:29 14 Jul 2009

Thanks guys, will give it a whirl.

  woodchip 15:50 14 Jul 2009

Don't think you need any more than you have. But it depends on how sensible you surf the Net

  woodchip 15:53 14 Jul 2009

I just use Avast and thats it, on my XP computers. Never had a think and been coming on this site since don't know when. Also on my 98se comp that I am typing this nothing extra other than AV never had a Virus or anything from 1995

  birdface 16:04 14 Jul 2009

[I just use Avast and thats it]
My nephew said the same.He had AVG and Windows Defender.I told him he did not have enough security And Windows defender was a waste of time.
I finally convinced him to Run Malwarebytes and it came up with 35 problems and a lot of them Trojans and password stealers.
Maybe you should give it a try ,You never know you may get a surprise.

  birdface 16:07 14 Jul 2009

After you download Malwarebytes.I would also add Superantispyware or A Squared.And don't forget to add Spywareblaster.

  woodchip 16:31 14 Jul 2009

I have tried Spybot etc Adaware all come up will all clear. so just gave up bothirng

  woodchip 16:33 14 Jul 2009

Also tried your last post, nothing found when I run them. I then remove them from comp as they serve no purpose

  birdface 16:52 14 Jul 2009

All I can say is you have been very fortunate not to have caught any nasties.Or maybe just careful where you go.
Best of luck long may it continue.

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