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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 3:47:52 AM

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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.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 4:02:28 AM

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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.
>
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 1:50:16 PM

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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
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so that the thread may be kept intact.
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"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.
>
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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 2:25:09 PM

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"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
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 2:29:03 PM

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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.
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 7:33:47 PM

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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.
March 28, 2005 9:05:02 PM

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"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.
>
>
No packages gets them all. So, my answer is none.
Jim
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 11:19:50 PM

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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...
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,

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