Free antivirus and spyware - would this be ok?

By gubar
Feb 3, 2008
  1. Hi,

    want one that is easy to setup and doesn't need a lot of maintenance.

    If I install AVG free antivirus, and AVG firewall, and also install adaware SE Personal and Spyware blaster to do the occasional scan, will that be a fairly secure setup?

    Just had my Norton subscription expire and have been led to believe that a free setup would be just as good/better.


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes to AVG Antivirus and a free firewall too.
    But no to the ad-aware and spyware tools. (download these tools when you need them, uninstall when you don't)
  3. gubar

    gubar TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 105

    Thanks for the post kimland. I'll download both AVG products then.

    Why not get the other ones though - are they just unnecessary if you've already got AVG?


  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524


    They are unnecessary if you do not have spyware
    Or a bit clearer: only install them, when you believe you have spyware/adware

    Put it this way, I don't have them installed, and my system runs perfectly.
    If I feel that something isn't right, that's when they're installed (and removed directly after repairing any faults.
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