Is my pc safe ?

  Shanklemeister 22:36 17 Mar 2005
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on my PC i have installed spyware blaster and a programme called secretmaker to try and protect it.I run adaware fairly often as well to clean it up. Am i doing enough to protect it or is there anything else I should be using, dont really want to pay unless I have to, is there anything else I need which can be downloaded for free ?

my unit is an old pentium 2 if that helps, thanks in advance..........

  kaled 22:43 17 Mar 2005

Firewall - zone alarm
Virus check - AVG
spyware - a2
Should be all you need.

  JonnyTub 22:43 17 Mar 2005

firewall and antivirus

  stalion 22:57 17 Mar 2005
  lotvic 23:40 17 Mar 2005

I found this site (auditmypc) useful click here it checks for open ports and lots of other stuff and makes recommendations

  spuds 00:33 18 Mar 2005

Put these on your computer, then you will have all the protection that you need.

Firewall click here Anti-Virus click here MalAware click here Adware Removers click here click here click here Mailwasher click here Junk remover CCleaner click here

  SWEENEY TOD 04:36 19 Mar 2005

Spuds.

How do i install the programs that you placed on my reply

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 05:38 19 Mar 2005

Most if not all the files listed by spuds will be .exe files you just double click them. I would suggest you just do a default setup ie just click next or ok when required as programs such as firewalls and the like will allow you to adjust settings if required at a later date

  spuds 12:17 19 Mar 2005

Sweeney Todd--If you load the above suggestions into a downloader programme, then you can use these at a later date.Otherwise you can download direct and use the programmes straight away.

Do not use two firewalls or two anti-virus programmes together, as these may course a confliction problem. The Adaware/Cleaner type programmes will work quite well together and are compatible with each other.

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