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Old 01-28-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Internet Security Programs 2009

What are you using and is it a different program from last year ? Any recommendations. I'm currently trying out trail subscriptions and several I have tried seemed to slow down the system 1.2g 5-6 year old Dell 4300. I had been using PC-Chillin by Trend for the last several years with OK results. But this year they package it in a 3 user pack and raised the price......
Any suggestions..........
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Windows Defender, AVG Free, Malwarebytes, AdAware, Spybot Search & Destroy, ZoneAlarm, and best of all, they are all FREE.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If you run more than one AV or firewall simultaneously, there could be problems.

I run Avast (includes firewall and AV,) Keyscrambler (insurance in case I get a trojan or other bad critter that copies keystrokes.)

I also have run-on-demand programs like CCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spybot Search & Destroy.

Oh yeah, and they are free. Don't let anybody sell you the idea that that if they are free, they must not be all that good.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Oh yeah, and they are free. Don't let anybody sell you the idea that that if they are free, they must not be all that good.
X2, the free stuff is better than most of the paid stuff. To the OP, take a look at Kaspersky or Nod32, both highly rated, stay away from anything Symantec or Mcafee.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Been down that road with Mcafee.....
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