Protection against viruses, adverts, pop-ups etc.

  Drpeter 10:04 26 Dec 2004

At present, I use AVG v7.1 (Free), Zone Alarm, SpyBot, SpyBlaster and Freesurfer II. I have been advised to switch to Norton Internet Security 2005 and Firefox. If I follow this advice, will it be necessary to continue to use Zone Alarm, SpyBot, SpyBlaster and Freesurfer II (it would seem that the functions of these programs are already covered by Norton and Firefox)? Using Windows 98SE, the limits of resource memory are a relevant factor and any reduction in drains on that memory would be very welcome.
Many thanks for any advice.

My present set-up:-
Processor AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+
Memory 512MB RAM
HDD 40 Gb 7200 rpm
OS (Win98 SE) Version 4.10.2222A
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1123
Windows Media Player
MSN Messenger 6.0.0602
ECS Mainboard K7S5A

  User-312386 10:07 26 Dec 2004

just add adaware and thats it

I would not go and buy Norton. It hogs the system

  spuds 11:03 26 Dec 2004

Agree with madboy33. AdAware click here You could also try a2squared click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:12 26 Dec 2004

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  Technotiger 11:20 26 Dec 2004

Hi, you already have the best security. I agree with the others here, avoid Norton!!

Happy New Year :-))

  Belatucadrus 11:43 26 Dec 2004

Firefox is a good idea, but I agree with the others Norton is an invasive system hog stick with AVG.

  Drpeter 14:34 26 Dec 2004

Many thanks to all. I just wonder why you advise AdAware to be added, when I already have SpyBot and SpyBlaster?

  Belatucadrus 15:15 26 Dec 2004

In my opinion using both Spybot and Adaware is overkill, but as passive scanners they don't tax system resources and don't clash with each other so it's quite safe to use both and there are rare occasions when one picks up something the other misses. So it's down to personal choice.
However if you browse with Firefox and keep Spywareblaster up to date, you will find the amount of junk they pick up on scans drops dramatically, as the vast majority of Spy/Adware targets Internet Explorer.

  Drpeter 15:35 26 Dec 2004

Many thanks again and Happy New Year to all!

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