Security Downloads

  bristolgirl 15:09 23 Jun 2006

I've now taken delivery of my new laptop (lovely). I came with Norton AV pre installed and I am going to download Spybot.

Any other recommendations?

  mattyc_92 15:11 23 Jun 2006

ZoneAlarm click here
Ad-Aware click here
CCleaner click here
a2 click here

  bristolgirl 16:00 23 Jun 2006

Do I need ZoneAlarm and/or Ad-Aware if I have Spybot. (Excuse my ignorance).
Thanks Matty

  Rossi#1 16:04 23 Jun 2006

Without sounding paranoid different programs pick up on problems others dont. AD-Awares good for a quick scan a2 takes longer but is better and Spybot is good for real time protection.

  bristolgirl 16:20 23 Jun 2006

Now I have CC Cleaner and a2 too.

Does this sound ok?

Thanks for your help!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:50 23 Jun 2006

You could replace Norton with AVG or Avast. Both free and both use a lot less reaources. Get window defender click here and spybot + adaware. You will be well protected.


  mattyc_92 16:54 23 Jun 2006

I have all the programs I posted, plus SpyBot, Acronis True Image, and Avast! Home Edition...

As Rossi#1 has said, different programs pick up different things

  bristolgirl 17:42 23 Jun 2006

Thank you all for your help and advice.

I'm having real trouble downloading MS Windows defender. It tells me I need click here

What is this? Hope you can help again.

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