Do i need a firewall and Outlook problem

  eysha1 12:39 15 Jan 15

I have Malwearbytes, Ccleaner, AVG, RKill and adwcleaner on my laptop - do I need a firewall too? I did have Windows defender but I think AVG turned it off. Not sure how to turn it on on Win 8.1

Also since I ran Rkill my 2003 Outlook express e-mail has developed a fault - it won't send out mail and tells me the error is at ox800ccc8 - whatever that is. How can I fix this or should I just reinstall?

Many thanks. E.

  john bunyan 12:58 15 Jan 15

Re Firewall- I think the Windows Firewall should be left on . Click Start, Control Panel, Windows Firewall to check. ADWCleaner is for occasional use only if you suspect an interference with Toolbars etc. I have never used Rkill, and rely on Avast (a/v) Malawarebytes, Superantispyware and occasional use of ADWCleaner. Hope someone else helps with Outlook Express (I guess you have XP as OE does not work with W7)

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