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security suites verses standalones

I want to protect my computer as much as possible but I am a little confused.
Am I better getting the best of each element e.g. virus scanner, fire wall, anti spy ware etc and using them or getting a top rated suite like Norton internet security.


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security suites verses standalones

Not familiar with Norton internet security but using NAV or AVG and freebies like Sygate Personal Firewall, Winpatrol, Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware SE , and keeping temp files cleaned out regularly has done an excellent job of keeping me out of trouble for several years now.

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It's a question of choice really

but I am like caktus, I use individual programs for anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-adware, and a firewall.

Suites like Nortons and McAfee are good, but in my view they tend t do too much, and so become bloated and try to take over your system with protective agents and back-up facilities and scanners, all working at the same time.

So for me, small "is" beautiful, and size really "does not" matter, Happy


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Thanks-that gives me something to think about.
Simple is always the way to go if it does the Job.
Many thanks


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