Virus and Spyware protection

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My newest concoction of virus and spyware protection (and yes I use all three…)

Spybot Search and Destroy (with TeaTimer)
This is free (though you should donate to the cause!) and very effective at preventative measures with browsers and detecting spyware after it is downloaded.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 (or Norton AntiVirus 2010 for the home user)
Both products support real-time file system and email protection.

To not have it conflict with NOD32 do the following:
add the exception: “C:ProgramDataESETESET NOD32 Antivirus”
Change Settings >
Antivirus and Antispyware Protection “Configure Settings” >
on the “File System Auto-Protect” tab click “Centralized Exceptions”
Click “Add…”
choose Security Risk Exceptions > Folder
Then navigate to the “C:ProgramDataESETESET NOD32 Antivirus” and click Ok.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4
This product is new to me but has saved my butt from a keylogger so I like to include it in the mix. It is also very reasonably priced.

To not have it conflict with Symantec do the following:
On the Setup menu choose “Enter entire advanced setup tree…”
Then expand the “Antivirus and antispyware” tree
> choose “Exclusions”
Click “Add…”
Enter the path “C:ProgramDataSymantecSRTSP” (or the equivalent for Norton “C:ProgramDataNorton”)

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