As an experienced newbie using Win XP, I don't have any serious problems with my computer since I practice "safe computing". Opera is my default browser.
I am using Malwarebytes Free and AVG Free for security - I have questions about these.
In the distant past I have used Spybot S/D and Ad Aware.
I went to CNET and found this about AdAware >>>>>>>> " Ad-Aware 9 Free performed scans on a real-world computer quite slowly, taking close to 2 hours for its first Full scan. The quick, "Smart" scan took about 4 minutes, slightly slower than the quick scan under version 8.3. "
AdAware had many more DLs than Spybot which came in second in terms of the number of DLs.
AVG Free 11 says I am secure and up to date.
It claims to have a SPYWARE element that protects me.
I don't want tons of redundant apps to slow down an otherwise fast machine albeit slightly older.
Should I be content with the AVG CLAIM that its SPYWARE element will protect me................OR............should I install either Spybot or AdAware ???
Thanks in advance.