Windows XP forum: What spyware/antivirus software do we really need?

by: prachan December 1, 2005 8:39 PM PST

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What spyware/antivirus software do we really need?

by prachan - 12/1/05 8:39 PM

Hi there,
As a user of windows xp and internet explorer, we know how vulnerable we are to browser hijacks and other threats. I bet that u guys will have tons of software to protect your system(I Do!).But...what is the essential software that we need?I have Norton antivirus 2005,spybot search and destroy,ewido,spyware blaster,spyware guard,Browser hijack blaster(phew).Out of which, the last three do not consume too much of disk space or resources.norton and ewido swallow up the system.Norton swallows up quite a bit of system resources and is a bit of an annoyance.Is this software enough(I guess so!).Why can't we have one spyware tool instead of having to depend on so many?(or for that matter, one antivirus software or malware detector).I would like the opinion of everybody in this forum.Thank you!

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