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Best all round package - or separates?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by danceMB, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    I have already got PC Tools 2006 to optimise my system and registry, and PerfectDisk 7.0 for my defragger, but im at a loss for the best Anti-Virus package. Once I know, I think that my whole PC will be free from everything, apart from spyware of course, but then as far as I know there isnt any spyware software that prevents all the stuff from clogging up the machine?

    If I have missed anything out, then please let me know :cool:
  2. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    NOD32 for your anti-virus needs.

    Run Spybot and Ad-Aware daily and you wont get "clogged up". Also, Spybot has something called Immunise. Which, from what I gather, stops any known spyware getting onto your system. Not sure how that works though.



    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

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    AVG is great too, and its free!!
  4. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    I presume you mean Registry Mechanic by PC Tools, if so then no problems at all as it is well respected as a very good registry tool. Perfect Disk is also very good so you have optimization and disk maintenance covered. Spyware Doctor by PC Toosl would be a good choice of you are used to Reg. Mech. otherwise I can highly recommend Ewido and Avast both of which have free and pay versions I use the payed for ewido and the free Avast. Other choices include AVG or NOD32 for antivirus, Spysweeper, Microsoft Antispyware, Adaware and Spybot for anti spyware. A good AV, a good AS and Windows firewall together with the maintenance tools you already have will keep the box running sweet without too much in the way of resources.

    I use Avast, Ewido, Windows firewall, PerfectDisk and TuneUp 2006 and all is running very well indeed.
  5. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    In terms of Anti-Spyware I have Spybot S&D, and also Ad-Aware SE Pro. Is the "AD-Watch Monitor" worth having switched on, or is it just a gimmick?