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Protection for a new Laptop

I just bought a new laptop. I need to know what kind of protection I should use... I read about AVG, Adaware, and others.. but not sure which ones complement or create conflict with each other. Any ideas?

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I suggest to use AntiVir or Avast

Hi,

If you want antivirus with network shield and email scanner, I suggest using Avast free:
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html

If you want antivirus without the above stuff, I suggest using AntiVir free:
http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html

Both antivirus program is light to use and free for personal use. They are known to have good virus detection.

Note only that if you choose to install Avast, do not allow installation of Google Chrome which is not needed in using Avast antivirus. Allow only the installation of Google Chrome browser, if you want another browser.

Ad-Aware should work along with AVG, Antivir or Avast but you need to ensure that the antivirus engine in Ad-Aware is disabled. It is not recommended to run two antivirus program.

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Keep it simple

The more anti products that you have running the greater the chance of conflict.
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Read these tips.
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7813_102-3344547.html#3344547

Verify the windows firewall is ON.

Install Avast free.

Set windows defender to on demand.....turn off real time.
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Once you get the above mix working you can modify if needed.

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