I have 3 desktops and a laptop as my home network. I am using a Linksys cable modem, router & wireless access point.
All computers are running:
XP Pro w/SP2
Symantec Corp Edition (daily scans & updates)
Firefox 1.0 Browser
I am in the process of getting one of my desktops cleaned up from a start page Trojan, and other spy ware. I have read various logs about what I should be running to keep my home network free of spyware & viruses but would like some specific detailed opinions.
Currently I have uninstalled all the spyware programs that I used…Ad Ware SE, Spybot, Spyguard, Spyblaster, and CWshredder. When I get the go ahead to re install them from the malware forum I would like to know what I should install & how to have it set up. One large question I have now is, should I be running a personal firewall like Zone Alarm? The Linksys router has an internal firewall, and I have XP’s firewall running. Should I load and keep all the spyware running, it seems a but much to have, Spyblaster, Spyguard, & Spybot all running, surely there is a product that I can load up and run that will allow me to surf the web, do my banking and sell my eBay stuff, while keeping me from getting infected or hacked…? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I am not opposed to actually paying for one program (imagine that) if it can do what all 3 or 4 of the free ones do.
Edited by Jason_AB, 03 February 2005 - 08:48 AM.