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Old 11-23-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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brother got a laptop

yeah, he got a new laptop... Toshiba 3.33 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB hard drive... pretty nice laptop 17" screen. Anyway, he has Norton Anti-virus... what other stuff should I get downloaded onto it so it's safe?

I was thinking:

Firefox
Ad-aware
No-Ads
ZoneAlarm
Microsoft Anti-spyware

I'll need some links for that though, he only has the Norton Anti-Virus.... LINKS PEOPLE.
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get spybot. Thats about it. If you dont do stupid things you wont have anything to worry about.
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I just got back from messing up my computer, never delete any registry that you dont know what it is. lol.

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Remove Ad-Aware and Spybot and use just Microsoft Anti-Spyware

What is No-Ads?
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Re: brother got a laptop

No-Ads is a program where if you get a pop up, you add it to your targets, and it'll never pop up again


so, what you're saying is run just Microsoft Antispyware? What about ZoneAlarm?.. he'll be doing online gaming, like LAN stuff, and doesn't want to pick up viruses....
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No-Ads is a program where if you get a pop up, you add it to your targets, and it'll never pop up again


so, what you're saying is run just Microsoft Antispyware? What about ZoneAlarm?.. he'll be doing online gaming, like LAN stuff, and doesn't want to pick up viruses....
I dont use anything period.

I would just use Anti-Spyware and ditch the rest... just make sure the windows firewall is on and that he has run windows update.

All that stuff does is cause headaches. 99% of the time a seperate firewall for the average user is not needed.
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zone alarm also has a built in spyware scan too. that with spybot is pretty uber. you probably wont need microsoft's.
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zone alarm also has a built in spyware scan too. that with spybot is pretty uber. you probably wont need microsoft's.
Microsoft > Spybot

Microsoft has the most updated spyware detection rules.
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I use firefox and windows firewall, with Microsoft Anti-Spyware and Spybot running scans 3x a week.
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I have not reformatted my computer once since I got it.... I put it together last march
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