What's your Security Policy?

  javaBalls 09:58 09 Jan 2006

I would like to know what people recommend to use on their PC for security.

Here's what I use (and what I recommend my friends use):

AVG (free edition)
ZoneAlarm Pro (free edition)
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spybot Search and Destroy
Firefox Browser

  Diodorus Siculus 10:00 09 Jan 2006

All that, with a little common sense :-)

Actually, I prefer Avast and have nVidia's firewall which came with my motherboard but a similar setup.

Spyware Blaster is one more click here

  gudgulf 10:16 09 Jan 2006

I have NOD32

MacAfee personal Firewall (free with AOL)


Spybot S&D


A regular clean up with Ccleaner

I use Firefox and Thunderbird for web browsing and email.

I was also using Microsoft Antipyware Beta but have removed that for the moment since it hadn't found anything for months......ever since I started using NOD32 in fact.Adaware and Spybot always come up clean too.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:29 09 Jan 2006

AVG free, MS Antispy although I have not scanned for 3 weeks and no firewall for 4 years + a lot of common sense. If you have no common sense no amount of AVs' or firewalls will help you. I never have any problems.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:30 09 Jan 2006

...I also use Ccleaner.............


  recap 10:34 09 Jan 2006

I use AVG (free edition), ZoneAlarm Pro (free edition), Ad-Aware SE Personal & Spybot Search, Destroy adn CCleaner.

I have gone back to AVG after using Avast. I found Avast to be a poor substitute for AVG as Avast did not detect a virus and Trojan on my PC.

  mattyc_92 10:48 09 Jan 2006

Avast! (free edition)
ZoneAlarm Pro
Spybot S&D
Acronis True Image
Microsoft Anti-Spyware

As others have said, I use my inteligence as well. No matter what programs you use, if you don't use your inteligence, you are still at risk!!!

  bretsky 11:16 09 Jan 2006

I use this little lot:

Firewall=Zone Alarm/free edition v6.1.737.000

Spyware etc etc=Spybot S&D, a2 squared, SpywareBlaster, ewido and M/S AntiSpyware.


Browser=Firefox 1.5

Email program=Thunder 1.0.7 and mailwasher pro5 basic.

CCleaner for internet/general cleaning.

Registry mechanic v5.0.0.142

All doing a great job!!

bretsky ;0)

  De Marcus™ 12:11 09 Jan 2006

Avast, CCleaner, windows firewall.

And a monthly scan with ms antispy

  Smiler 12:25 09 Jan 2006

AVG Free
Zone Alarm
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spybot Search & Destroy

  interzone55 12:53 09 Jan 2006

Avast 4 (free)
Zone Alarm (free - btw recap ZA Pro is not free)
Spybot S & D
NAT & SPI firewall built into D-Link wireless router
WPA encryption in D-Link wireless router
Firefox & Thunderbird
common sense

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