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Is Windows Defender really necessary if one has AVG, Malware Bytes and
AdAware installed and always up to date ?
Your advice please,Richard

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If you are using the paid versions then no, it is not necessary. The free  
versions of MBAM and AA do not protect you in "real-time" as WD does.
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What kind of careless operation necessitates 'real time' protection?

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What I use to clean and maintain Windows -

Windows Update (free to use)
http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

Secunia Online Software Inspector (free to use)
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online /

Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm
(The free version won't scan your emails.)

Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

Ensure your e-mail program is configured to display e-mail messages in
'Plain Text' only.

Thunderbird for e-mail (free), set to “default” e-mail
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird /

Windows Defender (free)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
for w2k users, see instructions here:
http://www.compatdb.org/support/topics/175747_windows_defender_windows_2000.html

SUPERAntiSpyware (free version-no Real-Time scanning)
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
If you can’t download def. files you can get them here:
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (trial version is free version-no Real-Time  
scanning)
http://www.malwarebytes.org/index.php
If you can’t download def. files, you can get them here:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

SpywareBlaster (free)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV Tool (free)
http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
English:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free /
Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm

Windows Firewall (free)- w2k users can get sygate (old free version)
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=sygate

Firefox with AdBlock/NoScript/WOT/LE installed (free), set to “default”  
browser

http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox /

AdBlock   https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

NoScript  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

W-O-T     https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=WOT&cat=all

LinkExtend https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/10777

MVPS Hosts file (free)
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Manange your hosts file http://www.funkytoad.com /
Hostsxpert http://www.funkytoad.com/download/HostsXpert.zip
Homer      http://www.funkytoad.com/download/Homer.zip

Turn off un-needed Windows Services
http://www.jasonn.com/turning_off_unnecessary_services_on_windows_xp

Update Java (delete old versions before update)
http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Decrapify your PC
http://pcdecrapifier.com/download

Remove Adobe Acrobat Reader and use PDF-XChange Viewer
http://www.docu-track.com/downloads/users /

CrapCleaner
http://www.ccleaner.com /

JKDefrag
http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag /

Glary Utilites (there is a portable version)
http://www.glaryutilities.com/builds.html

Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html

Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2132447,00.asp

Buy a router w/built-in firewall (under $50)

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linux, both for me, and most of the machines I work on.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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Vinegar and newspaper here.



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Just about all of them. :o)



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A belated thank you to all who replied .The reponses to this query were
somehow blocked so I did not see them.
And thank you Dave for sorting that out.
Richard

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| A belated thank you to all who replied .The reponses to this query were
| somehow blocked so I did not see them.
| And thank you Dave for sorting that out.
| Richard

:-)

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