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mathsgood
30-11-2008, 10:53 AM
One Simple Question: Will Avast and Windows Firewall protect me? Can you give me any recommendations?

Thanks.

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2008, 10:54 AM
Thats all I use at the mo. And the router, which I think has a firewall

Just dont use P2P programs, install dodgy programs

Or go to dodgy sites

pctek
30-11-2008, 11:44 AM
No.
Have antispyware in addition to the antivirus and firewall.

mathsgood
30-11-2008, 12:16 PM
pctek: Now I have AVG AntiSpyware. Is that good enough?

pctek
30-11-2008, 12:31 PM
pctek: Now I have AVG AntiSpyware. Is that good enough?

No. Dump that and get at least 2 of:

Spybot - this should be one of them
Malware Bytes
Spyware Terminator
Superantispyware


Use them at least once a week if not more.

mathsgood
02-12-2008, 05:01 PM
pctek: 1. Should in enable TeaTimer in SS&D?
2. Should I get rid of Avast since Spyware terminator has got its own antivirus program?

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2008, 05:03 PM
No and no

FoxyMX
02-12-2008, 05:44 PM
One Simple Question: Will Avast and Windows Firewall protect me?


What version of Windows? With WinXP I would recommend a third-party firewall but with Vista you might get away with the Vista one provided you keep your AV and anti-spyware progs up-to-date and give the PC a scan regularly.

Blam
02-12-2008, 06:29 PM
You might want to use CCleaner to clean out temp files, they usually have nasties stuck in them

pctek
02-12-2008, 09:42 PM
Vista you might get away with the Vista one provided you keep your AV and anti-spyware progs up-to-date and give the PC a scan regularly.

Never.
MS is always the worst with their apps.