what is best protection

  2020 23:25 21 Jan 2005

hi,i was helping friend who has recently got computer and had bb installed today. i had installed zone alarm and was going to download AVG or Advast antiviris. found Bulldog and it has the lot, should i just install it or seperate programes?
many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:40 21 Jan 2005

Only install and run one Antivirus program at a time or they will conflict with each other.

Antispyware programs however will usually co exist ok

Anti Virus :-
Avast4 click here
Antivir click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Individual virus removers:_
Bitdefender click here
Stinger click here

Antivirus on line checks:-
Panda click here
Trend Online Check click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Spyware Sweeper click here
MSoftAntispy Beta click here

CW Shredder click here
Purity Scan removal click here
Incredifinf removal click here

Antidialer click here

  2020 23:52 21 Jan 2005

many thanks fruit bat... whats ur thoughts on bulldog, it was on a cover disc from a computer mag and so i thought it may be the best all-in protection.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:00 22 Jan 2005

never heard of it didn't come up on google either

  Belatucadrus 00:09 22 Jan 2005

I prefer to use separate protection progs, as it limits the vulnerability to attack, of the two freebies you listed, I prefer avast. However if you want a package click here is worth a look.
Bulldog/bullguard isn't listed by Virus Bulletin, but is by ICSA Labs, so should be OK, though I've never used it. Do check how long it lasts though, avast & AVG are free indefinitely, EZArmor free for a year, Bulldog ??? but very few AV progs on cover disks are giving more than 3 to 6 months free updates at the moment.

  @jc 07:23 22 Jan 2005

saved for ref

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:16 22 Jan 2005

All you need is an AV (AVG), a spyware cleaner (Adaware but you could also d/l the new Microsoft one which is excellent and offers real-time protection)), Ccleaner, regseeker and a firewall if you feel that you would be happier with one. These are all free and there is no need for a home user to pay for such protection. There is no need to go OTT.


  Computerdope 08:38 22 Jan 2005

but i think bulldog/bullguard has something to do with kazza.

  2020 09:52 22 Jan 2005

many thanks for all your help. i got the bullguard with computer buyer and its free for 6 months.

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