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I am running these protection programs on my son's PC. Am I running any redundancies? Are any of these going to conflict with each other?

SpyBot S&D w/Teatimer
AdAware
AVG Anti-Spyware
SpywareGuard
Spyware Blaster
Comodo Firewall Pro
HijackThis!


I've just installed comodo on son's pc and it is a bit confusing. I have been trying to keep his pc protected, but he has had some kind of intrusion happen a few days ago. Thus the prompt for me to install comodo, spyware guard, and blaster. Already was running the rest. Now it's getting a bit confusing with all the different programs and prompts. I'm trying to rid his pc of intrusion without needing to trouble this board with another plea for HELP! But you just may see a new thread from me soon.

I am also running all of the above mentioned (minus Comodo, and plus NIS) on MY pc. (I have a new PC, so I'm still running the free trial of Norton Internet Security. When it goes, I'll be running Comodo Firewall Pro.)

Thoughts?....................
~H

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Last Post by bobbyraw
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Heya, heidi, it does all depend upon the versions you have, that is, whether they are fulltime protection services or on-demand.
Spybot teatimer is a fulltime registry guard, not much load there.
Spywareblaster is no load on your sys at all.
Adaware, AVG AS and Spywareguard - if you update and then run on demand they are no load, if they are paid up, full time guard services then one should be sufficient. I have Adaware and AVG AS but run them on-demand, maybe once every few months or when I am bored.
You NEED a firewall!!! so keep Comodo.
Hijackthis? Delete it. Only dl and run it when you need help.
Firewall or no, you MUST have a fulltime AV service, and you have not mentioned one. Ok, Norton, but you say that is going... get a free AV, one of :
AVG Free 7.5 at http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5
Avira personal free at http://www.free-av.com/
Avast home edition at http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

And that is it...

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basically you really don't need to be RUNNING all those at the same time. You need a firewall an Antivirus and Adware/spy ware. you can get all that in one program like norton that you are running now ( but costly to subscribe) a VERY good free one is Zonealarm contains a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and you can use an additional spyware/malware program,

Running too may of the same program will only bog down your system, But it's your choice. AS LONG AS THE PROGRAM DON'T CAUSE EACH OTHER TO CRASH YOU pc.

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