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Systemworks-the answer to all viruses and malware problem

  1. Jun 27, 2006 #1
    from reading this forum section, there seem to be alot of people with viruses and malwares problem. i used to have the same problem too. i used to have adaware, spybot, ect but it didn't do much help. Then i installed norton systemworks and i've been virusues and malware free ever since. Systemworks is a godsent. So for those w/ viruses and other crap problem, get systemworks.

    Anyone else uses systemworks like to share their experiece?
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  3. Jun 29, 2006 #2
    lol, I personally used to use systemworks and don't like it. It covers such a wide range of tasks that it does nothing VERY good. (except for a few things here and there) Most users don't use all the features and therefore lose the purpose of the program.

    Virus scanner with e-mail, and http and file sharing coverage
    Spybot S&D
    Registry Booster

    Update and scan reguarly, you should be fine.

    System works can do most of those things, but the above programs are free and have weekly/bi-weekly updates.
  4. Jun 29, 2006 #3
    i'm with kirro on this, norton's software is so bloated, it makes any computer with less then 512mb ram choke...
    i use free AVG as antivirus, spybot s&d and adaware for spyware, and free ZA for firewall, and it works great without being a resource hog.

    how i hate bloated software, too many features in one app is a disaster.

    and if there's a free alternative - all the better.

    ...and as a side note, if you'd change to linux, you wont need all these apps in the first place...
  5. Jun 30, 2006 #4

    I use all those (adaware, spybot, zonealarm) and still get viruses and malwares. Could it be it get them because excessive use of the internet for ...umm "male necessities"?:blushing:.
  6. Jul 2, 2006 #5
    well, you can try swtching to opera 9 or firefox, IE is one big security hole.
    and remember to check the security settings of your browser, allowing activeX, javascripts, etc. from any site is a big no-no.

    if you're very paranoid, ive heard of people who work their browser from an emulator (virtual machine), so the spyware isn't installed into your real system.

    but i strongly recommand linux for anyone who just wants to surf the net, write documents/email, watch movies, play music and chat, it's security is much much better without you doing anything about it.
    ever since compiz, linux is also more fun and productive to use then windows (atleast for me) - switching tasks and managing multiple desktops is much easier and elegant.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2006
  7. Jul 19, 2006 #6
    To protect my computer I use a combonation of

    -Spybot Search and Destroy
    -AVG anti-virus (a very good program)
    -Firefox web browser (everybody loves firefox)
  8. Jul 21, 2006 #7


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    Not a very big fan of Norton. I've used Panda, but they have issues with Windows updates. Twice already Panda caused some really bad problems in a server due to incompatibility with a Windows update. Right now i don't have a favorite, but i lean towards Trend Micro.
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