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Too Many Security Programs?

  • Security
  • Windows Defender
  • Firewalls
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows Vista
February 2, 2009 9:35:37 PM

I am currently running NOD32, Windows Defender, and Spyware Blaster. I am thinking of also getting a firewall, :D .

Am i running to much stuff already, or is it ok to get a firewall?

I'm pretty sure there won't be any issues because each program does a different thing.

What do you guys think?

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February 3, 2009 5:44:47 AM

Okay..... turn off Windows Defender, or at least the 'active time' components... there isn't any need for them, and I have yet to have Windows Defender save my butt in 3 years using Vista/5 for XP from an infection on my computers.
NOD32 is okay. Spyware Blaster.... never heard of it....wait a minute........ it's okay, but really unnecessary to be running all the time.
Since moving to Vista....... I have yet to see any malware on my PC. None, as far as Norton, McAfee and Microsoft can tell me. So I think Spyware Blaster, like Lavasoft and Spybot are useless to the normal user.

Yes, you should get a firewall IMMEDIATELY. In fact, why weren't you running one before now? That's the first thing I install on any of my computers, is a firewall software even before I go on the internet the first time.