safety programmes - which ones?

  eysha 11:28 25 Mar 2010

Hi my daughter recently got a trojan in her computer which caused quite a few problems. luckily enough the problem was solved with the help of this forum, which is always excellent.
My question now is what programmes are best to use to keep our the nasties?
we have Maleware,superantispywear and Terminator. is that enough or should we have more and if so what? how do these nasties get in? we have XP and Vista running if that makes a difference.
Again my thanks to all the knowledgable people on here who have helped and will help.

  Technotiger 11:31 25 Mar 2010

Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Microsoft Security Essentials and a decent Firewall!

NB - your last post in your other thread is a little confusing :-))

  eysha 11:33 25 Mar 2010

which firewall do you recommend and why is my last post confussing?

  Technotiger 11:41 25 Mar 2010

'cos this is what you said - "Got it fixed not ...."

I smiled because obviously a tippo, (not should be - now) but did confuse me at first!

Firewall - I use Kerio/Sunbelt Pers Firewall.

  eysha 11:44 25 Mar 2010

lol,sorry, yes it was a typo.
not heard of that firewall. more info please if it's free, (the prog that is,lol).

  john bunyan 11:44 25 Mar 2010

I use free PCTools firewall on W7 64 bit.

  eysha 11:45 25 Mar 2010

John, you lost me. what is w7 64 bit?

  Technotiger 11:48 25 Mar 2010

This is it, I started with the Free trial, liked it so much I got the paid for version. It really is Grreat, set it and forget it!!

click here

  steve stifler 11:50 25 Mar 2010

windows 7 64 bit operating system.
click here

  Technotiger 11:51 25 Mar 2010

PS - for the first 30 days the free trial is in fact the Full Version. If, after the 30 days you don't want to pay, it automatically reverts to the Free version, which is still very very good IMHO.

  birdface 11:52 25 Mar 2010

Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Microsoft Security Essentials and a decent Firewall!
That selection looks good from Technotiger.
Kerio Firewall is free or pay for.
I have used it and it is very good.
You should be able to remove terminator as the other 2 will do.
You never said what anti-virus program you were using.

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