Will these programs keep me secure?

ryu S November 25, 2012

I posted a similar question but my situation changed.
For security I have microsoft security essentials, malwarebytes anti-malware, and super anti spyware.
(super anti spyware once found a trojan).
I use firefox 17 with adblock plus, flashblock, mcafee siteadvisor, No script, request policy, and WOT.
I used to use chrome with some security extentions like scriptno, WOT, and siteadvisor.
I still have chrome so I could switch to it easily. I could also use both if that is more secure.
I do not shop online.
What should I do?

  1. mohit kumar
    December 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Here is what I use for maximum security for free:

    Anti-virus: MSE
    Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
    Firewall: PC Tools free firewall
    For blocking malware and ads servers: PeerBlock
    PC maintenance: Ccleaner or IObit Advanced System Care (free version)
    Firefox addons: Ghostery and AdblockPlus

  2. Adriel Tan
    December 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    MSE is a good security software, but not great. There are many better alternatives out there, AVG, Avast and many more. Chrome technically is more secure than Firefox, but Firefox is pretty good. But the most important thing of all is common sense. Don't click on random links or download weird stuff. That will probably keep you the most safe.

  3. Eath Chantrea
    November 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Why not using Free Avast+Combo firewall+Advanced system care+iobit malware fighter for adding another protection layer.

  4. Aniket Singh
    November 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

    use bitdefender as ur anti virus.........

  5. Md Nur-Un-Nabi Tutul
    November 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Mate you can use Advanced system care Pro or ultimate version which will tune up your pc besides providing antivirus facility...it also works as a site advisor...for further information you can check this link http://www.iobit.com/products.html you will find some other useful websites. And browse safely which others have mentioned...

  6. Dave Rimmer
    November 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I would change MSE for Avast free, install Spyware Blaster & CCleaner with a better firewall Zonealarm, you should be fine just be careful and don;t open any file you think is not 100% safe.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 29, 2012 at 3:03 am

      A couple of years back or a bit more, under free firewall offerings, I agree that ZoneAlarm used to be the undisputed choice, however since then people tend to do agree that under free offerings, nowadays Comodo Firewall is one of the best. However, for Anti-virus and anti-spyware, the field is really wide open and depends on user discretion and preference. In the recent MakeUseOf poll, MSE and AVAST were the neck-to-neck leaders over others as per user choice. :)

      • Dave Rimmer
        November 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        Avast free is a great program and I have not heard of anyone having problems with it, the same however cannot be said of MSE, I used to use it myself for a short while. Zonealarm has always be a leader where firewalls are concerned however I really never used it myself, I quite like PC Tools free firewall myself. You can dispute all day but will still only use what you consider to be the best. I am very happy with what I use, I have never found the need to erase a virus in over 6 years, but I do a clean re-install of my OS every year and that suits me great.

  7. Terafall
    November 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

    How about Sandboxie?

  8. Jim Chambers
    November 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Don't just practice safe browsing, you must use common sence on all internet activitiess including e-mail, P to P network (chat clients), social networks etc. and use "good" passwords.

    • Zhong Jiang
      November 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

      You also need to consider the outside framework of how people store their passwords and different activities that may affect the laptop's physical state. Just don't be paranoid and suspect that your keystrokes is being recorded through some third party presence, you should notice any weird changes and processes that may be running to alert you.

  9. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I use avast free antivirus, super anti spyware, and adblock on my browsers. Nothing ever touched me. No matter what you will use, it's a must to keep these apps updated.

  10. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I guess I have already answered that question, however if you feel that asking the same question repeadedly, throwing up more and more answers with more and more permutations and combinations will help you decide better, be my guest. Best of luck.

    However just for your reference again, this is the suggestion I gave at the previous question asked by you.

    AntiVirus – Microsoft Security Essentials (Free)
    AntiMalware – Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free)
    Firewall – Comodo Firewall (Free)
    Browser Plugin for IE / Chrome / Firefox – WOT Plugin (Free)
    Mainatinence – Piriform ccleaner (Free)
    Defragmenter – Piriform defraggler (Free)
    Uninstall everything else, update these and use these regularly. Also regularly do Windows Update. You should see a marked improvement in your computer performance along-with a a decently secured environment. Last very important, practice safe browsing habits.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 26, 2012 at 3:43 am

      Also kindly remember, any number of installations of security products, will still not make your computer 100% safe. Rather installing too much, too many will have adverse effect on your computer's performance and may also throw up a few false alarms as multiple anti-viruses heuristic searches may have contradictory algorithm pattern searches and may detect each other as Trojans (false alarms).

  11. Rakesh Mishra
    November 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    you can use other antivirus program like bitdefender which is the best

    • Dave Rimmer
      November 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      You can't use Bitdefender with Malwarebytes as it asks you to un-install or it will do it for you.

    • Rahul Prajapati
      December 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

      you r right but i will suggest that we should use a licensed version of antivirus because they are able to detect the new viruses ........................

  12. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I think that setup is quite alright, even overkill to some.
    As long as you stay away from dubious sites you should be okay. While nothing is foolproof, that's secure enough.

  13. Abba Jee
    November 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

    i would suggest comodo internet security its free and dont get me wrong i find it better than AVG, Avira . ( just my opinion you may not be agree with me :D ) so just my opinion

  14. ha14
    November 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    you can try also spyware blaster

  15. Nikhil Chandak
    November 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I think these will keep u safe , but u need CCcleaner for cleaning ur computer
    and for maintenance , u will need Advance System Care

  16. Sri Vamsy Gurram
    November 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I would suggest using AVAST Antivirus. Rest of the setup looks good. But No anti Virus can be fool prrof...so just follow safe browsing rules like not clicking unknown links and staying away from Pirated s/w should keep your PC safe.

  17. Tug Ricks
    November 25, 2012 at 5:48 am

    As long as you stay away from the Russian porn, you're going to be fine with the setup you currently have. Really, I think people get into trouble because they're doing shifty things and not watching what links they're clicking. Good for you for being safety minded. :]

  18. Junil Maharjan
    November 25, 2012 at 4:07 am

    I totally agree with Mr. Chambers. If you use Windows then it has Microsoft Security Essentials integrated into the system which is a great tool as well.

  19. Jim Chambers
    November 25, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I suggest you use a better antivirus program such as AVG free 2013, a firewall such as Comodo and keep system updated.

    • Brandon Clark
      November 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      ^ best answer you are going to find right there. The only other thing you are going to need is common sense when browsing and use password management software to generate strong passwords.

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