Thank you for the info concerning ad-aware. I happen to be a fan of
this piece of software as it has helped me clean many "funky" systems.
Real time protection is great, I will assume this is meant for IE users rather than FireFox.
Like most of you, I have spent a small chunk of time searching out the best possible combinations for my system that were not only effective, but streamlined as well.
Since Zonealarm became the bloated cow that it is, I was left without a firewall until I found Comodo.
So, here is my set up:
Virus Scanner: AVG
Browser: Mozilla FireFox v. 2.xx
A very simple, streamlined set. Note that FF plays an important part in this streamlining effort.
Inside of FF I have a couple of small add-ons offered up by the Mozilla pages. One is called "adblock" the other is "noscript" Since these sit inside of FireFox and have no external life of their own, it keeps the system usage to a minimum while achieving maximum results.
My system is ad free. No trojans, No leaks, (thanx to Comodo), No viruses, No ads nor ad servers.
I have not had the need for ad-aware, nor any program like it.
I am posting this just to let those who have found life after IE know that it is possible to be proactive in your approach to a clean system with-out having to clog it up.
For those of you still on IE, ad-aware is a must have. (B)
Just my humble two cents