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#1 Pangus

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:30 PM

So I just replaced a broken hard drive on my computer and now I want to start off on the right track with the new one. I've been looking at posts on here and other websites to try to get an idea of what I'll need to protect my computer. I do realize there are similar threads on these forums but some are from over a year ago and anything can change from then.

Antivirus - AVG Free
Malware - MBAM Free
Firewall - Comodo
(Don't know the type) - WinPatrol

Firefox Addons - Web of Trust
NoScript


It sounds like I need resident AV and resident Malware protection? (Someone correct me please)

AVG Free seems to offer it with its Resident Shield but MBAM Free doesn't seem to offer a resident Malware.
What would you all recommend for a resident Malware? (and should I use the suggested program along with MBAM?)

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit. If these programs aren't compatible with 64 bit will it just not install? Or will it install and just not protect my computer properly?

Finally: Will any of those programs cause conflict with one another?
Are there any more programs/add-ons that I should use?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:08 PM

Avast free is preferable to AVG free, and has resident protection.
http://www.avast.com/index
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:35 AM

Avast free is preferable to AVG free, and has resident protection.
http://www.avast.com/index


Alright. Do you know if all of these programs can run at the same time and also do you recommend any more software to use with the ones I selected?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

I think you are well covered and yes, they can run in at the same time - just don't have two of the same type running in resident mode. one firewall, one antivirus, and one antispyware should be fine.

Read So how did I get infected in the first place? for more ideas.
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