It is hard to say that one AV, Trojan scanner, etc. is best, because there is not one that will detect all problems.
Some tips here: http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&messageID=15002
You might consider installing Mozilla / Firefox.
Spyware detection and removal programs:
You may also want to consider installing either or both of AdAware (free version) and Spybot S&D (freeware). Use these programs to regularly scan your system for and remove many forms of spyware/malware.
a. AdAware: http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
b. SpyBot S&D: http://security.kolla.de/index.php?lang=en&page=download
Check for updates in Adaware frequently.
I would check for updates in SpyBot once a week or so.
I scan with each at least weekly.
Trojan scaners, to name a few:
http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/ ** Download & install the 30 day free trial, update it manually as described here: http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=update as the trial version doesn't have auto update enabled so you will have to do the update manually.
The automatic update only works with the registered version which costs $49.
A2 squared free Trojan scanner:
http://www.trojanhunter.com/ Also has a free trial version.
The Cleaner is free for 30 days http://www.moosoft.com/products/cleaner/download/
There are also various online Trojan scanners:
Also, the following free programs:
a. SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
b. SpywareGuard: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html
Periodically check for updates.
Hi all!!! Im new in this forum and as I mentioned in the title I really need to strengthen the defenses of my computer. (I did not have any problems so far but I like to be prepared for anything)im using Norton systemworks 2005 premier and zone alarm security suite and I want some advice on: (note: I don?t mind paying for a program as long as it gets the job done better than a freeware!!!)
1) Spyware remover
2) Anti-Trojan (had some trouble in the past with netbus pro 2.10-norton did not even detect that one)
3) A password management utility (not much of a security issue?)
4) Nothing else comes in mind? (I think I covered most security issues-please fill in anything I might have overlooked)
Any other suggestion you may have about a better security is most welcome.