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TGHC
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Post by TGHC » Wed May 16, 2007 8:45 pm

OK I am paranoid!

I use AVG for antivirus and it works fine and I agree with previous comments about Norton.

However I get fed up with spyware, and have been running AVG antispyware (because I am pleased with AVG antivirus), but haven't found it to be that good. I used to use Adaware and was going to go back to that, when I read about spy sweeper from Reils, so I did a test

did a scan with all 3.

AVG found 7 tracking cookies
adaware 18
spy sweeper 22

There were only a few duplicates and I counted 31 different ones altogether! Spy sweeper looks to be the best, but they want real money and between home and business I have 5 PC's

So what should I do?

And what about Rootkits, apparently they don't get picked up by normal antivirus software and supposedly are potentially very dangerous. Should I get specialist software to deal with them?

If only there was a "security for dummies" book!

I won't provide card details online now because of rootkits, so do I need men in white coats to comw and take me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Grey Haired Commander has spoken!
OK so I'm a PC user - "you know whats scary? Out of billions of sperm I was the fastest"

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Thu May 17, 2007 11:44 am

TGHC wrote:If only there was a "security for dummies" book!
It'd be outdated in less than six months. :cry:
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
I'm obviously not one of them.

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Post by reills » Thu May 17, 2007 2:32 pm

Outdated before it got to the bookstores more likely.

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Thu May 17, 2007 8:03 pm

Yup, that's less than six months. :roll:
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
I'm obviously not one of them.

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