Best virus/security software

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Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and Norton
has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to get
a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    In rereading Gateways mail to me, they say in addition to Norton AntiVirus I
    should get the Gateway Securit Suite which is a spysweeper, pre-empt,
    window washer and ghost surf. Is this all necessary????
    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    > all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and
    > Norton has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I
    > want to get a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
    > Thanks.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Norton Internet Security 2005 has:
    Firewall -- Intrusion Detection
    Antivirus -- Standard shield, Email scanning, on-demand scanning
    Antispam -- will integrate with most POP3 email clients
    Ad-blocking
    Popup-blocking
    Parental Controls

    Trend Internet Security 2005 has:
    Firewall -- Intrusion Detection (wont allow you to add new applications to
    its list of trusted applicatiojns)
    Antivirus -- viruses and trojans
    Antispam

    I have tried many firewalls and antivirus packages. I like most of them. I
    guess it just depends on your needs. If you do much surfing of dangerous
    sites, by all means get a STRONG antivirus/antitrojan/firewall suite.

    By the way, my current suite is Norton Internet Security 2005

    --
    Donald L McDaniel
    Please reply to the original thread,
    so that the thread may be kept intact.
    ==============================

    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23q%23MPF1MFHA.1884@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    > all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and
    > Norton has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I
    > want to get a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
    > Thanks.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    "PattiChati" wrote:

    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    > all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and Norton
    > has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to get
    > a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.

    In my opinion, you should stay away from these all in one "internet security
    suites." If you have already installed SP2 with default settings along with
    all updates, you don't already have a spyware or adware problem, and you know
    how to keep this crud off your system, i.e. if your machine is already clean,
    you are much better off with just a standalone antivirus program and a
    firewall solution (I personally use the built-in firewall with SP2, while
    others favor a standalone third party firewall solution such as Zone Alarm or
    Sygate). The best defense to crudware is avoidance, not detection and
    removal after your machine has already been compromised.

    Ken
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Oh, I almost forgot -- you were asking for specific suggestions for software.
    For antivirus, I personally prefer the standalone versions of CA
    (EZ-Antivirus) or the standalone antivirus product from Trend Micro. Again,
    avoid the versions that are in security suites, but the standalone antivirus
    programs are sepaerately available online or in any good computer store. In
    fact, CA offers a free one year subscription to their standalone antivirus
    program if you access their website using the links that begin in Windows
    Security Center that comes with SP2. But the reason I prefer CA is because
    it isn't the memory or resource hog that other programs (most notably Norton)
    are, yet it is every bit as effective at stopping viruses.

    "PattiChati" wrote:

    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    > all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and Norton
    > has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to get
    > a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi Patti,

    I cant say which antivirus software is best, but I can tell you my
    experience with eTrust (formerly InoculateIT) is positive, and would
    recommend it without hesitation. Two to avoid are Norton and McAfee.
    As for Spyware detection, removal, and prevention here is what I use.
    Virus and Spyware removal and prevention
    http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/spyware.html

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    PattiChati wrote:
    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in
    > antivirus and spyware and all of that stuff in ONE
    > software program. Gateway puts out one and Norton has
    > their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to
    > get a good one = its for home use for Windows
    > XP. Thanks.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    "PattiChati" <PattiChati@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23q%23MPF1MFHA.1884@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    > all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and
    Norton
    > has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to
    get
    > a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    No packages gets them all. So, my answer is none.
    Jim
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:47:52 -0500, "PattiChati"
    <PattiChati@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Can anyone tell me what they think is th BEST in antivirus and spyware and
    >all of that stuff in ONE software program. Gateway puts out one and Norton
    >has their internet security and Inoculate has one I believe. I want to get
    >a good one = its for home use for Windows XP.
    >Thanks.
    >

    Hi PattiChati:

    I use WindowsXP HE SP2 and this is how I protect my system.

    Secutity:
    Shields:
    Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 [Default browser]
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
    ZoneAlarm (free software firewall)
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads34.html
    SpywareBlaster (free)
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
    ProcessGuard (free) kernel level RootKit trojan, code/process attack
    shield.
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/processguard/index.php?page=home
    BHO Demon (free) Browser Helper Object shield
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html
    SPAMfighter Standard (free) Spam remover/blacklister [Outlook/Outlook
    Express]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4316.html

    Scanner/removers:
    AVG Anti-Virus (free) [resident/in-background]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download886.html
    AntiVir (free) [the anti-virus I rely on]
    http://majorgeeks.com/download955.html
    Ad-Aware SE (free) [Adware/spyware]
    http://majorgeeks.com/download506.html
    SpyBot Search & Destroy (free) [Spyware]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
    MS AntiSpyware (Beta)
    http://majorgeeks.com/download4466.html

    Occasional Scanning:
    a-squared (a² Free) [Trojan specialist +anti dialers/spyware]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html
    Trend MICRO HouseCall [online anti-virus/spyware scanner/remover]
    http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp

    Misc. tools/removers:
    CWShredder (free) CoolWebSearch hijack remover
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3019.html
    DCOMbobulator (free) [Disable/enable DCOM]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads16.html
    EliteToolbar Remover (free) [removes from Safe Mode]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4465.html
    GiPo@MoveOnBoot [Removes any files, folders on next reboot]
    http://gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/fileutil/index.htm
    HiJackThis (free) [general homepage hijack scanner/remover]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
    Shoot The Messenger [Disable/enable Windows Messaging]
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3703.html

    Happy trails,

    Fleabus ..............

    Please remove the X from my address to e-mail me.
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