No such thing as.....
by gargamel360 - 8/21/10 10:51 AM
In Reply to: Thanks... by Goddess_Susie
.....100% protection. Well, staying offline is 100%. But that is it.
You have done the reading by what you have posted, all that is left is to try on your system. Systems are like fingerprints, all unique, moreso the longer you run it w/o reformat. So only way to see if software works well, no conflicts/slowdowns, is to try it. This goes doubly so for security software.
I say "harden" your web browser of choice, browser exploit malware seems the fastest growing. I can do this with Firefox with add-ons like AdBlock Plus, RequestPolicy, WebOfTrust, and mainly NoScript. But most other browsers have good security options, baked-in or add-on(yes, even notorious I.E. can be safer).
Virtualization(sandboxing) is also a good option for any browser's security.
But NEVER trust a single program or suite as the "final word" in security. Layering multiple lines of defense is safest way to go.
Within reason. Too much security is worse than any virus.
You said you have XP, so the #1 thing you can do for your security is.......SP3. If you don't keep you OS up-to-date, no security programs can save you.
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