Is it necesary to run Spybot after I've done a search with SpySweeper?Kane-Sama said:Anti-Spam software: Mozilla Thunderbird/GMail
Spyware tools: SpySweeper and Spybot S&D
Firewall: HW Firewall and Windows Firewall
Antivirus: Symantec AV.
Thus, as you can see, I don't use either. Sure Symantec AV is from the same company as Norton AV, but it's not the same product, as Raz already pointed out. I use Symantec as it does all the protecting I need, without telling me how to run my d*mned computer (like most suites do these days) and hogging my resources.
Hehe...I didn't know anybody else used this. I have that running on our mail server, filtering virii from emails. It's absurdly cheap. They only charge $50/year (commercial licensing).RZetlin said:I have installed and used Norton myself and I have troubleshoot folks that used Norton.
And I gotta say that Norton is a pile of s**t.
Norton messes up your resources and slows the performance down while it protects your computer. I don't know why Norton is the popular brand.
As for McAfee I have used the software and I have no serious problem with this software.
I recommend McAfee over Norton.
Now what do I use myself? Neither Norton or McAfee.
I'm using F-Prot which is lighter on resource use.
True, your worst enemy can be yourself sometimes. IMO its still good to atleast run anything because you never know what can arrive in your inbox, or somebody else clicking on stuff while you arent there.GSDragoon said:Common sence. You might dislike me for saying that, but seriously. Where do people get viruses? Just be careful and watch what you download. I haven't had an anti-virus program in like 3 years on my computers. Haven't had a problem yet. Spyware is much more of a problem than viruses, IMO. I use spybot and ad-aware myself.
F-Prot scans for e-mails? I don't see this option anywhere. oOFLaRe85 said:Hehe...I didn't know anybody else used this. I have that running on our mail server, filtering virii from emails. It's absurdly cheap. They only charge $50/year (commercial licensing).
http://www.mailenable.com/pro_edition.aspRZetlin said:F-Prot scans for e-mails? I don't see this option anywhere. oO
I like F-Prot a lot. Unlike Norton or McAfee, there's no subscription fee or limit the number of times you can update the virus definition.