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  1. ashu_dps

    ashu_dps Hell Sucks!!!

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    I have a Dell Inspiron notebook with windows media centre sp2 . I installed Zone alarm pro,Ad-aware,Spybot S&D and Avast anti vir Pro before getting an always on broadband connection(so called). I used Bit comet the most for dwnldng. After three days my sys began hanging very often so i ran a full sys scan by Avast and others and to my horror 8 virus and various other spyware were found. i deleted most of them and repaired others but my sys continued to hang repetedely and so finally i restored it to an earlier state by an image by Norton ghost which came pre installed with my system and then it began working fine. Can anyone plz help me to secure my system and explain me what my software were doing while my system was being infected
     
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    i think u r using too much antiviruses and firewalls....
    jus use a combo of avg+zonealarm.... these antiviruses eat too much ram and make ur system slow...
     
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    ashu_dps Hell Sucks!!!

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    yes Zonealarm has made my sys quite slow in startup though i have 1Gb of ram
     
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    my advice.... disable all antiviruses keep the firewalls on... use the freeware zonealarm not the pro one... and scan ur pc once in a week..

    my advice.... disable all antiviruses keep the firewalls on... use the freeware zonealarm not the pro one... and scan ur pc once in a week..
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    dude use kaspersky internet security 2006,it is better than zone alarm.
     
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    Kaspersky + ZA is the best combo. Remembr to install KAV first n den ZA. U wont need spywares, adwares, etc. Also with improved IE7, Opera n firefox 1.5... KAV n ZA shud suffice
     
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    Too much of security clogged your system. Just stick to two.
     
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