What is the best security system for my computer?

I need help selecting a security system for my computer.
Please include the name of it, price, and any additional details you see as important!

I already did research on Norten, so no information on that.

Thank You.

8 replies
  1. Curtis W says:

    Avast antivirus will help you a lot its a free 90 day trial. everytime your trial runs out just reinstall it

  2. bj_daboss says:

    when asking computer questions certain information is needed in order to answer you.

    Operating system? xp?, vista?, win 2000?, 95(lol)
    32bit? 64bit?

  3. Ryan B says:

    I sell very secure computer systems, however I am sure the yahoo answers people wont let be advertise it, so I wont. The best bet is to do this:

    Install ubuntu, run your internet connection through a router, and use a program like KGpg for encrypting very important files. RCA 1024 is usually the best type to go with.

    The total cost: price of a router which might be nothing if you are getting cable anyhow. Ubuntu is free and so is KGpg.

  4. me r smart says:

    my suggestion are malwarebytes anti-malware, superantispyware, and avast antivirus.they are all free to download and use except for avast which you have to register for free to use it.if you are willing to spend the money, i suggest you to buy malwarebytes and superantispyware.

    malwarebytes anti-malware cost 24.95 very good detection rate

    superantispyware cost 19.95 i think.also excellent detection and prevention.

    avast antivirus = best free antivirus.

    here are the link to download them

    mbam: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    avast: http://www.avast.com/

    superantispyware: http://superantispyware.com/

  5. arouge1786 says:

    There are a few choices when it comes to security, mainly in the AntiVirus department. Some very good, free anti-viruses available to download are:

    1) AVG 8 AntiVirus. Easiest interface to use, very fast scanning and doesn’t lag your computer at all. Only has a 76% detection rate, but catches the most harmful of viruses. If you’re a normal home user, you’re not in too much danger of higher level viruses and this is the AV for you:

    2) Avast! 4 AntiVirus. Smaller, sleeker skin, average scanning speed, but reports alot of safe files as viruses, so you might need to watch out for that. 78% detection rate, but alot more complicated than most other free AVs. Use this if you are handy with a computer and you know what needs to be scanned:

    3) Avira AntiVirus. Simple layout, which even the most basic of users can navigate. Incredibly fast scanning, with a 90% detection rate. Not as easy on the eyes as other AVs, and you need to know what you’re doing to get the more advanced features, but it is definite a candidate:
    Personally I use AVG, but only because I go for the easier interface. If you are paranoid about viruses then the only real option is Avira. But if you just want normal protection, then any of the three will do it for you.

    For any spyware problems, get SpyBot – Search and Destroy:
    And for protecting your computer for malware or tracking cookies, use Ad-Aware 2008 Free Edition:

    All of them are free, as powerful as paid programs, like McAfee and Norton (which only has an 18% detection rate!), and don’t use up as many resources.
    Just boot into Safe Mode (Press F8 when turning on the computer) and run full scans.

    Hope that helps.

  6. Reece B says:

    Being aware of what kinds of security threats exist on the internet really is the best way to prevent anything from happening to you, in addition to using a strong anti-virus/anti-spyware package, such as one of the ones suggested above.

    It won’t matter how strong of firewall you have if you tell someone you password or secret answer. Similarly, falling for a phishing or pharming scam will render even the strongest alphanumeric lowercase + uppercase + symbols password obsolete.

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