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I've recently re-installed windows xp and looking to set my computer up with all the neccessary tools for security, etc.

I'm looking to include these applications:

System Mechanic
Registry Mechanic
Zone Alarms
Spyware Doctor
Ad-Aware
AVG

Am I missing anything? Or am I covered?

Also, are any of those applications going to cancel out one another? eg will Zone Alarms cancel out Spyware Doctor, etc?

As for anti virus, a lot of people have recommended AVG. I used to use Anti-Vir, is AVG the best available?

I appreciate any help and advice :)
 
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Hiya McDaddy! welcome:D
Ccleaner is a must
when installing uncheck the Yahoo box.
is AVG the best available?
No try Anti vir yep

 
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Thanks for the welcome :)


Ok, I'll include CCleaner as well :thumb:

Is it ok to run zone alarm and spyware doctor??
 
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McDaddy17 said:
Thanks for the welcome :)


Ok, I'll include CCleaner as well :thumb:

Is it ok to run zone alarm and spyware doctor??

Hey McDaddy17 :)

Spyware doctor seems to not be very effective, it lags my friends pc very very badly...

What does everyone else think of it?
 

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Mcdaddy17 said:
I'm looking to include these applications:

System Mechanic
Registry Mechanic
Zone Alarms
Spyware Doctor
Ad-Aware
AVG

Am I missing anything? Or am I covered?

Also, are any of those applications going to cancel out one another? eg will Zone Alarms cancel out Spyware Doctor, etc?

As for anti virus, a lot of people have recommended AVG. I used to use Anti-Vir, is AVG the best available?
I wouldn't bother with the first two. Go for Ccleaner, that does much the same thing.

Forget spyware doctor and go for windows defender.

Dump AVG for antivir.

Have a look through this thread here for some great software. :)
 
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I have the best luck using Avast with Ad-Aware and RegVac when I need to clean my registry out.
 

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In terms of goodness:

1) Antivir
2) Avast
3) AVG
4) Pay for something :)
 
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One more thing, should I be aware of any programs that counteract one another? I mean, I understand that I should only have one anti virus program, but are there other programs that I should only have one type of.


Is there such a thing as having too many programs??
 

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1 AV, 1 Firewall. Other than that its common sense and personal preference. :)
 
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McDaddy17 said:
Is there such a thing as having too many programs??
Yes, when it come to AV programs.

Having two firewalls isn't such a clever thing either, though Win XP's inbuilt firewall seems to work happily with some other firewalls.

Best option for firewalls is to use just the one, disable Windows Firewall if you're using, say, Kerio or Zone Alarm.

Back this up with a router supplying a hardware firewall and you're covered quite well.
 

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