Evan
Lv 4
Evan asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Apart from Notron Antivirus, what else should I have to keep my PC as fresh and fast as it is today?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    first you must have a computer

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite two websites for keeping my computer up and running are pcpitstop.com and driveragent.com.

    Pcpitstop.com downloads a small .dll file on the computer and when you do an anonomyus full system scan, it checks a lot of things on the computer that could be bad and could go under the radar. Things like defrag and system maint. to viruses and possible hardware problems and even slow internet performance. The website also provides more scans that have saved my computer many times.

    Driveragent.com allows you to scan the computer to see if you have the latest drivers according to its database. Although you have to pay to download their latest drivers, it tells you that there are new drivers out to make and keep you computer running cleaner and faster.

    Why pay more for memory hogging programs when there are simple free websites? I don't even use Norton or any antivirus. Although, I will give you one great program that doesn't take up much room and very user friendly and free.

    It's called WinPatrol. I call it Scotty the Watchdog because that's their symbol. It's a great little program. It's a small download and it prompts you about major software/hardware changes. It also gives you full control to the computer softwares and services that are running. It allows you to stop programs from starting up on startup to get faster loadtimes. It allows you to delete cookies and manage services. Scotty can get a little picky sometimes, but he does it for your own good.

    Good luck. Hope this helps.

    Source(s): 3 years of PC building experience
  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some spyware removers I generally use these 2, they are both free to download too.

    Spybot is available from

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index....

    and adaware from

    http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10399602.html?...

    If you have a DVD burner I would recommend doing a backup of your complete system using something like Norton Save and Restore. (Unfortunately its not free but well worth it)

    It can save you hours if you get infected with a virus or install something that destroys windows.

    At the very least keep a backup of your pictures, music and documents. A list of all your passwords too, if you are like me you will have signed up for lots of different things

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  • 1 decade ago

    WOW that's the very new!! Norton keeping your PC fast!!!

    Norton eats memory resources therefore reduce the speed of your PC & web browsing. The Norton security suite is even worst!! Give me as your best answer and email me on how to keep your PC fast & secure

    Joe.

  • 1 decade ago

    Since you already have Norton AV you should be able to get a discounted version of the complete security suite. To that I would add Diskeeper and Registry Mechanic...2 great apps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. For your Anti-Virus.........................

    Your Norton will be fine!

    2. For your Firewall......................

    An excellent free firewall is Comodo Personal Firewall. It can pass firewall "leak tests" that even a lot of the "paid-for" firewalls cannot pass.

    And Comodo has a great support forum. Where the CEO / President of the company might even himself answer your question! Check it out at:

    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

    3. For your Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware needs...............

    Pick and choose at least 2 anti-spywares from the list below and alternate scanning with them on a regular basis. New spywares are created literally hourly, so no single anti-spyware can really detect all malware. Have at least 2 on hand and alternate scanning with each every few days or so. All are free. All can remove as well as detect.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index....

    Ewido:

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

    Adaware SE:

    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

    A-Squared:

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    SUPERAntiSpyware:

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Windows Defender:

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/s...

    Unfortunately, many "paid for" anti-spyware products are in fact either of limited usefulness or downright scams. When in doubt, look at the list of rogue anti-spyware solutions listed here:

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.h...

    4. And to protect your computer from ever getting infected with spyware in the first place...................

    SpywareBlaster:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.htm...

    SiteAdvisor:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    Everything here is 100% free!!!!!!

    Great luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    keeo your norton up todate and do full scans often

    in addition to it you will need a good firewall

    zonealarm is a great choice

    www.zonelabs.com

    has a free version or a pro version

    get adaware

    www.lavasoft.com

    se personal its free

    gte update, reboot and do a full scan

  • 1 decade ago

    multiple virus protection software or program can put some errors in your computer so it's best to stick to one.... i have tried using norton antivirus but i would say that avg is better and it's also free.... you can also use deep freeze from faronics if you want...

  • Neo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    keep one antispyware

    webroot antispyware

    one firewall zonelabs.com

    nd one tuneup program like tuneup utilities

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