Help in setting up a safe PC

  gel 16:48 09 Apr 2009

I am helping some one to set up a safe computed, well 'safe as far as possible
I have used 'skidzy ' 25 3 2007 list making due reference for his contribution.
I have chosen

antivirus 'avast
firewall 'zone alarm
anti spyware 'spywareblaster' to stop the spies
superantispy to get rid of any spies that get through

I would add
Auslogics for defragging and
CCleaner for cleaning up

Is this sufficient ?

I wish to express my gratitude to 'skidzy' for his contribution


  rawprawn 16:51 09 Apr 2009

I would say that you are well covered by his suggestions

  birdface 16:56 09 Apr 2009

I would add this.
click here
It changes color to warn you of bad Web Sites when you are Browsing.
It just adds a little Circle to your toolbar.

  gel 17:07 09 Apr 2009

Thank you buteman .
That's a new one

  skidzy 22:05 09 Apr 2009

Thankyou for the feedback.
Its nice to see the thread is in use still. An updated thread click here there is a little debate over AVG free and lack of' Avast is the way to go at the moment.

If the machine in question is Vista,i would personally drop the firewall (ZA) and use the Vista inbuilt firewall....basic outbound protection but does self configures if used with a bit of savvy.
If children are likely to use the computer,by all means install the third party firewall.

Also consider adding another browser such as Firefox or my favourite at the moment Flock.

If any problems do arise,let us know as we have other tools to hand to help you out.

Good luck Gel

I would add Malwarebytes to your security click here

  gel 07:30 10 Apr 2009

Thank you skidzy for your comment and for your best wishes.
I am confident that I will be able to help my friend and once up and running will persuade them to come direct to the forum for any further help they may require
Best wishes

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