Is internet security software needed for a dial up connection or an Antivirus is enough?

I have a dialup connection and AVG Internet Security. Does it can slow down my browsing speed or not.
Any Suggestion?

5 replies
  1. Black Dragons says:

    it is better to have internet security software because it will protect the computer and wont let the virus enter whereas the antivirus will detect it only after it has entered the computer which is dangerous and no it will only slow down your browsing speed because that depends on your internet speed

  2. benjo says:

    IF you don’t go on so much unsecured sites and you don’t download to much from the internet then it schould be safe enough

  3. Dunbar Pappy says:

    Bandwidth impaired users still require the full range of malware layers the DSL users have.
    That means more than just an A-V.
    Although hackers don’t prefer to get ‘zombies’ with DU; they haven’t been celebrated for their overly selective attitude about who they infest.
    Securing Windows operating systems from Internet assault & increasing predation, is not a single application, or even a suite.
    It’s layers of protection, user habits, system configuration, real time protection; and most important, threat landscape awareness (because the internet is so fluid and dynamic, it changes almost hourly).

    Stand alone suites (CareOne, McAfee, or Norton) give users ‘feel good’ security, and lull them into complacency, which often has very bad results.

    Look through some of the suggested freeware here,
    study up, and pick some of the frontline, real-time defenses. Create a restore point after each install, then run the system to verify that application’s ‘friendliness’ with your system before adding other applications.
    Make selections based on your skill level & system’s other configurations…an application you can’t work with is of little use.
    Generally speaking: as a system’s convenience, interactiveness, flexibility & complexity increase: security decreases.

    Core defense applications might include (but not limited to):
    Avast! (anti-virus);
    Zone Alarm (firewall);
    SpywareBlaster (snoopware prevention)

    The key element or common principal is to keep the bad guys (all of them) out of your system in the first place.

    Sorry, but using Windows requires you to become a security expert, it’s that simple. Something they omit telling you when you buy this system…

  4. Ooops says:

    I have used AVG Anti Virus, Zone Alarm Firewall, I have recently added superantispyware and Malwarebytes. They are all free for personal use and I have had no trouble with Viruses Trojans Hackers etc. I have just upgraded to AVG free 8.0 and all seems good so far. Zone Alarm allows a lot of personal configuration unlike the Windows Firewall. They can all be downloaded from I also use Windows Defender from the Microsoft site. It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts. You should run A/V and anti spy weekly. Hope this helps

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