Over-kill?

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I run Norton AntiVirus, Spyware Blaster, SpyBot, Ad-Aware, and Windows
Defender, every morning.  Do you experts believe I may be causing stress to
my Windows XP by doing this and might these precautions border on
"over-kill"?.... TIA for your help.
..Vi



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~Vi wrote:
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does your system come up clean after the scans?
I think it's overkill as long as you surf safely you should be fine.
I personally don't use an antivirus, or those removal tools on a regular
basis, (about three times a year)
and I have a clean system three years now.
Most of my customers have infected systems from downloading "free" whatever
and going to "adult" websites or file sharing with limewire and the such.

Clark...
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Don't you have Google in your part of the world?



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Every morning?  By the time they are finished, is it afternoon?

Sounds like an overkill in paranoia to me. If you practice Safe Hex, and
use applications that are secure (more than the ones you are currently
using), you could stop doing all that.

http://k75s.home.att.net/tips.html

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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No.


It's kind of obsessive/compulsive, but it won't hurt anything.

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at 11:15:32 on Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Nil
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Well I use the latest version of SpyBot S&D and Adaware 2007 and will be
using Kapesky Internet Suite on my new PC.  I also use a customised
hosts file from an mvps website - sorry don't have the URL here as this
is the old PC - but it's one which replaces a load of doubleclick type
URL's with 127.0.0.1.  I notice AdAware scans the hosts file when I do a
deep scan, and was wondering if having the customised hosts file was
overkill also?
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Mike News

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If you like advertising and malware distributing sites, remove the hosts
file.

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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at 20:22:51 on Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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OK I get the point.  Just the Mrs does her competitions (sweepstakes to
American folks) and half of them using darn click throughs.  Just
checking I wasn't duplicating any protection the other two programs
offered
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Mike News

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OK, I just read the posts .... thanks.... I guess the bottom line is I need
to relax more and worry a little less.  Thanks everyone that advised me...
(not the first time that's been suggested to me by the way,.. old habits die
hard I guess. <g>
.... Vi



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No-I would keep it up
I do  spysweeper(webroot),a virus deal(esan for windows), a file
cleanup(easycleaner), registry cleaner(regcleaner) every day also-takes 10
minutes.. keeps computer running fast-spend few hours a day on the
net...,..my old computer went Kaput from too much spyware--I was shocked
Michael




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In alt.comp.anti-virus, M.Balarama wrote:

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Use better tools and practice Safe Hex.

My computers are connected to the 'net round the clock and have never
had any spyware, viruses, trojans, or any of that stuff.

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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I run Nod32 live.  I run SpuBot and Ad-Aware once a week  That seems to take
care of everything just fine.
Jim



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No.


Hell yes. Unless running malware scanners was the actual reason you
purchased a computer.



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OK, I get it.... and no, that was NOT the actual reason I purchased my
computer.  I just thought that by doing all of the above, I would be
preventing possible problems.  Thank you for your input...
.... Vi
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~Vi wrote:
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Using _good_ AV programs, and _good_ Malware programs that protect in
real-time is adequate. Most freebies (SpyBot, AdAware, etc.) are okay, but
there are others that are vastly superior.

Norton's AV is good, but it has become a resource hog over the past couple
years; I like either NOD32 or Kapersky better.
In Malware protection, for the money, it's hard to beat CounterSpy.



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OK Relic, thanks a lot.  I'll look into your suggestions.  They have always
been welcome.
..... Vi



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what a dreadful application!

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no, you don't!

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Overkill!

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Unnecessary scanning of HDD

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Right.... and all I got in return was a virus that got through and I spent
more than a day and a half this past week, reformatting from scratch.....
This is not fun.... Hopefully I've learned my lesson and have notified
everyone in my Outlook Express directory, that I will no longer be opening
any attachments so don't send me anything because I will just be hitting the
delete.... and I am no longer using the preview pane.  I read that junk gets
through in the review pane even without me opening the email and even though
it can't be seen by me...There is no end to the ways I can get into
trouble... (obviously)



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