posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by Ian McLean
Nice one. We'll try that and see if it works.
Personally, I use three antiviral programs. AVG I use for email and as a general antiviral program. Other functions are disabled. I run the malware
and antiviral program once a week in safe mode. They have a nifty MSDOS command line interface. I run Avast as my all around antiviral program. It
catches viruses quicker than AVG. I use its full functionality. Then I use Symantec in safe mode only. Otherwise it is disabled.
Also I avoid porn, torrents, and warez sites. Avg marks these sites (only ones I have seen) with its link scanner as unsafe, so by avoiding the sites
I have no need for the link scanner. All software downloads are through trusted sites such as filehippo.
My firewall was toasted several years ago, so I run Comodo. It is very flexible and smart. I also run the full version of Spybot S&D, which also
alerts me to registry changes. Currently I have immunization problems with it which I am hoping will be worked out in the future. I run ADAware, the
last version before they destroyed its functionality with new versions. The updates have to be manually downloaded and installed from their
I havn't noticed the Adblock plugin for Firefox actively blocking any ads on ATS. I believe it depends on your subscription. I would suggest right
clicking on it to make sure, and enable any ads that may be blocked. I doubt that ATS would host inappropriate ads, as they are squeaky clean on
everything else, so it is a small favor to ask of the members. NoScript is appropriately nicknamed as "The Lord of the Downloads" as they stay
abreast of all changes. It too is highly flexible.
And every week run CrapCleaner, now Piriform(sp)?, EasyCleaner, and Kill Box (process killer) for temp files. Defrag with PowerDefragmentor (MSDOS
interface), tune and defrag boot files with XPTune, and compress files with the inhouse program after all through.
Your PC will run like a champ. Mine does. But you have to go down for about six hours or more an a weekly basis to do this.