Which other components in addition to AVG free??

  Hendrikus 18:46 01 Jun 2007

Does anyone know what I need in addition to AVG's free anti virus programm? I have got Norton and don't know if I should leave certain components installed (and how to approach this). I have the feeling that Norton is slowing my computer down version 2007 internet security. The AVG feeware hasn't gt a firewall.

  p;3 18:54 01 Jun 2007

if you do HAVE norton antivirus program on your computer AND avg antivirus you are heading for troubles
norton removcal tool
click here

you need only ONE installed av program else you will grind to a halt and get infected; suggest get THAT sorted first then seek out the other protection porgrams you need?

and your windows version is?????

  VoG II 18:55 01 Jun 2007

Don't try running AVG and Norton together - that would definitely slow you down.

Personally I would remove Norton and install

Ad-aware click here
Spybot click here
Superantispyware click here
Spywareblaster click here
AVG Antispyware click here
Windows Defender click here
ZoneAlarm click here
A-squared click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:57 01 Jun 2007

Just AVG free, spyware terminator click here and any old free firewall is more than enough. You could have spybot as a reserve if you are a tad paranoid click here. These are ALL free. You will need common sense more than anything else. Dump Norton as well.


  p;3 18:57 01 Jun 2007

suggestions for other basic protection ( NOT antivirus)scanner programs are
click here

click here
click here

click here

for a few to think about::))

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:57 01 Jun 2007

ps..installing 8 anti-spy programme is rather OTT IMHO.


  p;3 19:06 01 Jun 2007

see this related thread

click here

  Hendrikus 19:07 01 Jun 2007

The computer is XP

I have
Spyware blaster
A square

Cold anyone suggest a firewall to run with AVG or would the windows one be sufficient?

  VoG II 19:07 01 Jun 2007

Zone Alarm click here

  sunny staines 19:15 01 Jun 2007

click here

good at blocking spyware, plus other good uses

  Hendrikus 19:30 01 Jun 2007

I don't think there's a firewall included in this tool or am I wrong. Couldn't find it in their specs.


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