posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 05:20 PM
On the anti-spyware front, check out the new evaluation online at PC World magazine at:
Yes, some anti-spyware programs will slow down your computer, unless you have 1 gigabyte of memory available. In other words, go ahead and max out
the memory on your computer...it is money well spent, because you won't like any computer that is loaded with spyware and other Badware.
For anti-virus software, getting the "best" software really depends on a few key variables:
1) What are you using your computer for? If you have to do a lot of downloads from the internet, your risk profile will be very different from that
of users who just use the internet to send email and read news websites.
2) What's your hardware platform? Standalone or network? PC or Mac or Other?? Each platform type has different risks and benefits, and the
security software is often designed for one platform type only.
The following link is from ZDnet (PC Magazine), which rates anti-virus products as of 2007:
I used to use Norton until my hardware support guys recommended against it, then I used McAfee until it killed my e-mail program by mistake. For the
last 2 years I have used ZoneAlarm which I recently renewed my subscription on. For me and my computer usage, ZoneAlarm does the trick.
Hope this helps. Good luck out there.