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Best popup blockers in the WORLD are Mozilla and Firefox. NEVER EVER use IE.
Best Anti-spywares are Ad-aware and Spybot S&D...
ok Anti-virus software is Norton Anti-virus Enterprise (NOT the 2k3, 2k4, etc... they are all junks)
There is another option to all these headaches. If you actually use a computer, I mean not just for email or games, you should at least look into another operating system. If you hadn't noticed on your frequent trips to anti-virus websites, there is often a field called "Operating Systems not Affected". This is really interesting because on (and I hesitate because I have not read them all but...) almost all of them, at least all I've ever read. Linux is there. Mac, Solaris, and UNIX are on about 99% of them. Mac is really, really easy to use. The others are far more powerful, and relatively easy to put on your current windows machine if you don't want to go buy a new mac. The catch is that they (Linux, Solaris and UNIX) are not a easy as Windows. It takes some time to learn. In fact, Solaris and UNIX are probably not good ideas for you if you're here. They are more for running the entire internet. Check out http://www
PS - a good idea if you might switch is to keep windows around on a partition (part of your drive) just in case you can't figure something out.
Good luck. Viruses and other problems I read about here are exactly what drove me from Windows and I've never looked back...
I also have no anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-anything. You just plain don't need it.
Buy yourself a Mandrake Linux!
A post script.
The BEST part of Linux is the freeness. There is NO reason to pay for linux - EVER. The only thing to pay for is tech support and there is usually a way around that. Just download and burn it, then reboot and install. I repeat my caution however...
Changing you OS is not for the lighthearted. Be sure this is what you want. A little research can save you a lot of trouble. As long as you're ready to invest the time to learn something new, you'll be ok. There's plenty of help out there; don't be afraid to ask. That's why you're all here, isn't it?
Try Pop Up Blocker by Synergeticsoft http://www.synergeticsoft.com/
Best Pop-Up Blocker: Norton Internet Security. Pop-Up effectiveness combined with IE Service Pack 2 pop-up blocking: 100%
Cons: Pop-ups are used for legitimate services like AIM Express.
Best Anti-Virus Software: There will always be a delay between virii and the patches that fix them; Symantec and Norton Antivirus have shorter delays to fix new virii in my experience, compared to McAfee and VirusShield.
Cons: Subscription to Virus Definition service costs $$$
Best Anti-Spyware Software: Lavasoft's AdAware SE. Will remove 100% of the current spyware and has the shortest delay for new spyware IDs.
Above all: Nothing is foolproof if you open attachments from people you don't know. Backup your computer on CD-ROM at least once a month.
Nothing is 100% fool-proof, but if you want to give that crapware a run for its $:
Antivirus: NOD32 or Kaspersky.
Anti-spyware: Adaware, Spybot, and Pest Patrol(eTrust).
Or if you are really paranoid: Just run "Knoppix" all the time.
im runin 3 virus protection programs at the same time is this good or bad.this uses a lot of memory but im 100% free of viruses.i would like to use one virus protection program but dont know which one to use,im usin avg/avast/norton at the same time and usin microsoft antispy.100mb of ram all these programes are usin.free memory which i have is 480mb.
Three anti-virus programs at once can interfere with each other.
Oh please, people. Do u all forgot Spy Sweeper? its better than Ad-Aware!!!!!!!!
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