What Security?

  [DELETED] 23:11 13 Apr 2006

I always find it interesting as to what level of security users actually use. You can find those that do not use anything to those running in excess of 10 resident security programs.

What do you use, are you a minimalist with say only Anti Virus or do you verge on the paranoid?

Do you trust freeware or must you buy? No right or wrong for this just an interesting look at peoples requirements.

  [DELETED] 23:16 13 Apr 2006

Absolute minimalist.

  [DELETED] 23:28 13 Apr 2006

What are you using?

  [DELETED] 23:36 13 Apr 2006

I use NOD32 AV (which also protects against malware), Kerio free Firewall - and I run Spybot and Adaware from time to time. I have WinXP set to autoupdate, to pick up all the security patches as they are issued. I use Firefox, which helps about the continuos stream of IE vulnerabilities. I back up fully, weekly.

I never worry about security, I'm very pleased with the performance of the various programs - which need next to no user intervention (NOD has updated automatically about 6 or 7 times in the last two days - with no effort on my part).

I'm confident I've got as good as it gets for protection - and that if it ever is gotten around, there would have been little or nothing extra or better I could have done - so that's why I don't worry about it.

  [DELETED] 23:36 13 Apr 2006

windows firewall + avast.

  [DELETED] 00:05 14 Apr 2006

I use ad-aware, spybot with teatimer, zonealarm, antivir and spyware blaster.

I guess im using to many but best safe than sorry.

  Belatucadrus 00:14 14 Apr 2006

avast! antivirus.
Kerio free firewall.
Firefox to avoid IE vulnerabilities and most adware.
SpywareBlaster to block spyware.
Windows defender or ANother anti spyware prog, can't be bother to run more than one at a time.

  [DELETED] 08:59 14 Apr 2006

NOD32, Windows Defender and Outpost Firewall and I also have a hardware firewall. Recent studies have shown that Firefox has quite a few holes thats why I use Opera, it's much faster and lighter on the system resources alos much more secure.

  [DELETED] 10:23 14 Apr 2006

AVG, windows defender, common sense and no firewall.


  Forum Editor 10:27 14 Apr 2006

Windows Live OneCare, Spyware doctor, Windows XP firewall.

That mix changes occasionally, as I tend to evaluate software on behalf of clients, and to test beta products for software companies.

  [DELETED] 10:41 14 Apr 2006

I should add that I scan once monthly with adaware and ccleaner.

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