Can anyone help a lady? We have two PC's. One broadband connection (Virgin) which is usually only used with the same PC but sometimes is plugged into our other one. We have Windows XP and use Office XP Professional. Can't think of any other information I should give. Anyway, I would like to know what I should be running on those two PC's to keep them safe. At present, the one with the broadband is on a free trial of ETrust antivirus which ends tomorrow, Spybot and Windows firewall. The other PC has Panda Antivirus (which ends at end of July) and Windows firewall. We do some uploading, downloading, music, games, general family usage. Any advice would be grateful.
Use avast here also which i like very much the other free choice is AVG click here
I would also recommend downloading zonealarm which is a firewall, windows firewall although better than nothing only protects against incoming so if you've got an app on your pc thats calling home that you don't want to you can't stop it you can find that click here
Also what apps are you using to protect against spyware?
ETrust is very good. I also used it for a year FOC and liked it but when the period ran out, I installed Avast Free, plus ZA free firewall. It's free, auto-update, reliable, and so trouble and worry free.
For spyware, I use Microsoft Antispyware beta as it is tops in conjunction with CW Shredder free stand alone. But I also retain Adaware and Spybot. For BHO's I use BHODemon.
Right, I am getting way too confused now! I have just downloaded AVAST antivirus - do I need to install it now or wait until my ETrust expires? I already have Spybot installed and am now going to get free firewall - do I uncheck the box for the Windows XP firewall once I have downloaded and installed it? What else should I have?? Could you make things a bit easier to understand please!!!
I have to say thatnks to all of you who have helped me today. I have now installed Spybot, AVAST antivirus, ZoneAlarm Firewall, Microsoft Spyware (beta) and Ad-aware. Will that now do? (TheI,Me & Myself by the way is a line from a song by a fave band of mine).