computer security

  leonbrava 14:01 26 Nov 07

Hi all i have new laptop and im not sure what to use for keeping my computer secure from viruses spywere and all malicious softwares.
At the moment im useing AVG anti virus and AVG anti spyware but not sure about this two if my laptop is secure.
Any help would be great.


  The Kestrel 14:06 26 Nov 07

You will also need a firewall to protect you when you are on the Internet. If your Operating System is Windows XP or Vista, there is a built in firewall. I prefer to disable the windows firewall and use Zone Alarm (which is free)in its place.You can download it from click here

  wjrt 14:09 26 Nov 07
  Technotiger 14:09 26 Nov 07
  mfletch 14:11 26 Nov 07

Hi, AVG Antivirus is as good if not better than most other free antivirus programs so your OK there,

AVG Antispyware is also one of the best so OK there,

You do not say if it;s a new Vista laptop but if it is I think Windows Defender is install as default so you have active protection,

These just the firewall to consider if it;s vista the firewall is set to only scan incoming traffic by default and it;s a bit trick to set up as you want it for outgoing traffic as well,

So you could have a look at Zone Alarm {FREE}

PS/ I used to recommend Comodo but they have updated it and some people are experiencing problems,


  leonbrava 14:14 26 Nov 07

I have windows XP and im useing windows firewall.

  mfletch 14:19 26 Nov 07

Hi, Use Zone alarm it;s much safer,


  leonbrava 14:21 26 Nov 07

Iz zone alarms free+ dos it come with anty spyware and fire wall?
I heard windows fire wall is not that good!

  Technotiger 14:26 26 Nov 07

The two links above will tell you Everything you need to know.

  Technotiger 14:26 26 Nov 07

Ooops - should have said 'three links above'

  leonbrava 14:36 26 Nov 07


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