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On my WinXP machine I run Avira AntiVir, Outpost Firewall, SpywareBlaster, and MVPS and hpHosts hosts files. Then I do monthly scans with MBAM.

 

However, I use my Win2000 machine quite often and only run Sygate Firewall and MVPS and hpHosts hosts files. I use Opera exclusively on that computer, so I don't have SpywareBlaster installed (although I might install it considering the comments above). I also do monthly scans with MBAM.

 

I've never got ANY viruses or spyware on EITHER computer, despite having no active virus protection on the Win2000 machine (both are also behind my router's hardware firewall which gets a 100% on the GRC port test).

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Yeah but SpywareBlaster will still protect you even if you don't use IE since so many programs rely upon IE's core components to update themselves, probably malware too like getting some spyware on your system unknowingly.

 

 

I use and like SpywareBlaster too. Did'ja know that the protection against "Red Sheriff" can get turned off without your knowledge?

 

See: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=245461

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Your friend had more the enough and maybe that's even why you went to help him. All those stuff sometimes conflict slowing the computer.they might even view a system file as malicious!! Ok your working environ matters and what you do.......downloading, surfing, emailing, are all different and we all know what each bring along. A good Antivirus and a SpywareBlaster will do!!! I have been fine with Kaspersky(workstation) antivirus wirh SpywareBlaster!! ;)

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I use and like SpywareBlaster too. Did'ja know that the protection against "Red Sheriff" can get turned off without your knowledge?

 

See: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=245461

Spybot-S&D mucking (not the word I really wanted to use) with SpywareBlaster is why I removed Spybot-S&D. Spybot-S&D messed with it for a long time disabling some protection.

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I freaking love my Avira Premium Security Suite. :wub:

I protects me from everything, from anywhere.

And the high heuristics catch the unknown stuff.

 

+ I use Returnil. :)

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No, NOD32 is just another AV, and it's the best one out there. (I take my comment about Avira back). If you want to block ad's and banners use Adblock Plus if you use FF, if you use Opera use Fanboy's adblock list, and if you use Chrome, or any browser based off of it, use Adsweep (which has been discontinued).

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ok and talking about protection,did you guys take the firewall test by shields up.. or pc flank

....specially the pc flankleaktest and the leaktest by shields up

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