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Best virus/spyware protection

I just reloaded windows xp and would like to know what virus protection, etc to download?

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  • radonna Dec 23, 2008

    thanks,  i am having trouble getting internet started. i doownloaded my cd but i am still not sure what to do


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GregL provided a very good solution set. AVG is a very decent anti-virus protection program. You *can* update it with the latest definitions (someone said you can't but I think he misinterpreted the update as a version update).

I would recommend one more piece of software: Sygate Personal Firewall. It is much better than the default Windows firewall, and it is free.

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THE BEST, BAR NONE, IS WEB ROOT SPY SWEEPER WITH ANTI VIRUS. I SWEAR BY IT AND HAVE IT ON ALL MY COMPUTERS. NORTON SUCKS AS WELL AS ANYTHING FROM SYMANTIC.

I HAVE TRIED MANY AND SPY SWEEPER PROTECTS FROM OVER 800,00 THREATS AND UPDATES ARE ADDED DAILY. JUST FOR KICKS I ALSO ADDED AVAST, WHICH IS A FREE DOWNLOAD ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM AND I SOMETIMES GO TO THE POPULAR SITES FOR VIRUSES TO SEE HOW WELL IT INTERCEPTS VIRUSES AND SMILE AS THE TROJAN, BACKDOOR AND OTHER VIRUSES ARE AUTO QUARANTINED.

OH, YA CAN ALMOST HEAR 'EM SCREAM :-)

GOOD LUCK!

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Be careful when using symantec, it is a real resource hog! It does a good job, but is also expensive and costs annually to use. I use all the same items as GregL except i have had a lot of problems with SP3 :/ then again i normally install it on a working machine, and it messes somthing up. On a fresh install of windows XP it should do fine (SP3 that is)

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AVG upgrade is not free unless you sign up for a credit card. Watch it.

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I always do this after re-installing Windows:

1. I perform all Windows updates.
2. I install AVG 8.0 Free Edition and update it.
3. I install Windows Defender and update it.
4. I install SpyBot Search and Destroy and update it.
5. I install Adaware 2008 and update it.

You should be protected and ready to roll.

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Use avast 4.8 Pro. u will get it from www.avast.com

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At the firm i work at we use symantec. it should be good enough for anything you will need.

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