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    Default Too much protection?`

    I'm wondering if I've over protected my system. I'm on XP and I've got loaded:

    Windows Firewall
    Zone Labs
    Adaware
    Spybot
    Norton AV but the sub has run out recently
    AVG Free
    Mail Washer
    History Kill
    Webroot Spy Sweeper - this on 14 day trial
    and I use NetgearDG834G which says it has a firewall

    This is a bit of an overkill, I think. I'd appreciate ideas on a sensible combination, and should I pay for Spy Sweeper or is Spybot sufficient

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    Default Re: Too much protection?`

    Yes, overkill
    AVG Free
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware, maybe Spybot S&D to go with it
    Windows Firewall
    Mailwasher.... Well ive always preferred Thunderbird.

    Thats enough

    Then again, cant hurt to be too thorough, if it _is_ working. Geez it'd be slow thou!!
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    Default Re: Too much protection?`

    Quote Originally Posted by tylden
    I'm wondering if I've over protected my system. I'm on XP and I've got loaded:

    Windows Firewall
    Zone Labs
    Adaware
    Spybot
    Norton AV but the sub has run out recently
    AVG Free
    Mail Washer
    History Kill
    Webroot Spy Sweeper - this on 14 day trial
    and I use NetgearDG834G which says it has a firewall

    This is a bit of an overkill, I think. I'd appreciate ideas on a sensible combination, and should I pay for Spy Sweeper or is Spybot sufficient
    Lose Nortons. Don't bother with Webroot.
    The rest is to be commended, if more people took precautions I'd be out of work.
    And no it won't be slow because only the firewall and AV are resident.

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