I have Windows XP on dial-up internet, and I need to know a good, safe combination of security programs that will comprehensively protect my computer but not slow it down (it's on dial-up already).
My idea is to have all 4: 1) COMODO firewall (without the AV component; if it can be excluded?!?) 2) AVG anti-virus 3) SpyBot anti-spyware 4) Ad-Aware anti-something
Would this combination of programs cover all my basic security needs? Have I forgotten anything important? (But, please don't suggest alternative programs unless I have picked a really bad one, and there's a significantly better one - i'm already cracking up and confused!)
Would SpyBot and Ad-Aware together slow my computer down? Are they both neccesary?
Please help. I am computer illiterate so talk to me as if I was ten years old.
Nothing wrong with your selection but personally I would use Avast instead of AVG and substitute Asquared for AdAware. The antimalware (Spybot, Adaware & Asquared) will not slow down your computer because you have to run them yourself so you can choose when it`s convenient. Updates though will slow down your computer over a dial up connection.
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