Firewal,spam,virus,spies-please help me stop them

  SM1891 18:42 22 Mar 2005

Bought my computer in 2003 and only had antivirus software for about 6 months. You can imagine what trouble ive had with viruses & spies etc. Whats the best and cheapest way to keep ALL of these at bay? Do i have to pay monthly for these or are there any free regular updates i can get??? please help!!

  Noldi 18:53 22 Mar 2005

If your running XP instal service pack 2 from windows download center.

  the kopite 18:55 22 Mar 2005

Hi download zone alarm free edition adaware free edition spybot free edition spyblaster free edition that should clear your comp and run them at least once a week after

  Alan H E 19:00 22 Mar 2005

And if you use Spybot use the immunise facility.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:00 22 Mar 2005

Remove spyware:

click here
AdAware click here
SpyBot click here
click here

Free AV: click here or AVG as above

Spam: Mailwasher - free version: click here

or later version (free) - MailWasher Free v2.0.40
click here

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 19:06 22 Mar 2005

read this click here

  SM1891 19:10 22 Mar 2005

thanks, just tried that from microsoft website. I have installed an update, it was the only one i could find. is that ok do you think?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:17 22 Mar 2005

Anti Virus :-
Avast4 click here
Antivir click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Individual virus removers:_
Bitdefender click here
Stinger click here

Antivirus on line checks:-
Panda click here
Trend Online Check click here
symantec click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Spyware Sweeper click here
MSoftAntispy Beta click here

CW Shredder click here
Purity Scan removal click here
Incredifinf removal click here

Antidialer click here

Firewalls :-
Kerio4 click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Sygate click here
ZoneAlarm click here

Popup stopper :-
EMS Free Surfer Mk11 click here
Popup Stopper Basic click here
click here

Spam Killers :-
AvirMail click here
Spam Weasel click here
Mailwasher click here
SpamPal click here

  the kopite 09:23 23 Mar 2005

Thats a awful lot of clicks fruitbat one could get very clicky lol

  dogbreath1 10:24 23 Mar 2005

Don't forget to mention re not installing two or more real time AV applications (Avast/AVG/Antivir etc.) or two or more firewalls (Kerio/Zone Alarm/Sygate etc.). Also the ad hoc scanning applications (Spybot/a-squared/Ad-aware etc.) need regular updating. My recommendation would be to have MS Antispyware and Avast running in real time and SpywareBlaster installed. Scan regularly with updated versions of Spybot, Ad-Aware and a-squared. Zone Alarm firewall works well for me too. If you want to go further, try Prevx and PeerGuardian for additional privacy and the Firefox browser will also assist with your p.c. security.

  jon2 14:04 23 Mar 2005

since going to firefox & thunderbird have got rid of most of the problems you have, try it

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