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Who's Connected? - Reveals programs that are connected to the internet

Try "netstat -b" or "netstat -bv" for verbose. :happybday:

Who's Connected is much handier; it's a very lightweight, free program. Oh, and I forgot, I dumped Xpy. See edit above.
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Ok, my turn now.. A bit different...

Anti-Spyware: None (I actually mainly work/browse in my VMware)

Anti-Virus/Firewall: Avira AntiVir premium

Browser: Firefox

Disk Management: Ccleaner + manually cleanup registry leftovers - don't like registry Cleaners anyway.

File-Sharing: I don't share

FTP: Filezilla

Graphics: Paint shop pro

Instant Messenger: Trillian

Media Player: Windows Media Player 11

Utilities: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis, Unlocker, ProcExp, PEExplorer, IceSword, some "small other utilities" and Vmware (which I mainly use for analysis, beta testing and "random browsing" :D - No, I am not paranoid :hello: )

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Anti-Spyware: SpywareBlaster, Spybot - Search and Destroy, Windows Defender

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder

Disk Management: NCleaner, Disk Defragmenter (Included in Windows)

File-Sharing: Frostwire, BitTorrent

Firewall: Comodo Free Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Player/Codecs: Windows Media Player 11 (audio and streaming videos), VLC Media Player (downloaded videos)

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or OpenOffice

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis,Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy, Foxit Reader

Web Program: Notepad ++

Only the following cost money from the list above is Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise though you can use OpenOffice as an alternative.

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My Updated List:

Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner, Defraggler and Recuva

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Free Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Player/Codecs: Vista Codecs, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows),

Office: OpenOffice or Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy and Foxit Reader

Web Program: Notepad ++

Only Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative.

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Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner

DVD Ripping: DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Players/Codecs: QT Lite, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or OpenOffice

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy, Foxit Reader and TuneUp Utilities 2008

Web Program: Notepad ++

Only TuneUp Utilities 2008 and Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative for MS Office.

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Revised list (all freeware), dumped Ad-Aware 2007, added Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (free scanner only):

Resident Antivirus

AVG 7.5 Free

On-demand Antivirus Scanners

ClamWin 0.90.2.1

Mcaffee A.V.E.R.T. Stinger

Avast Software Cleaner

On-demand Malware Scanners

Spybot Search-and-Destroy

AVG Anti-Spyware Free 7.5

A-squared Free

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free

HijackThis! 2.0.2

A-squared HijackFree

Realtime Antispyware

Comodo BOClean

SpywareBlaster

On-demand Spyware Tools

CWShredder

AboutBuster

HSRemove

Kill2Me

On-demand Rootkit Detection

RootkitRevealer

GMER

System Monitor

WinPatrol

Firewall

WinXP SP2 Built-in

Cleaners

CCleaner

EasyCleaner

HDCleaner

Diagnostics

Autoruns

Process Explorer

Process Monitor

Miscellaneous

FirelogXP - Reads XP Firewall logs

Who's Connected? - Reveals programs that are connected to the internet

Browser

Firefox (with NoScript extension)

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It is funny how people have a huge list of security software they run.

I have none.

I run the built-in Windows firewall that came with Windows XP SP2.

That firewall is rubbish. Though my list of security software is pretty small.

Yeah, I agree.

It is a simple firewall, with almost no options. More like a toy than a tool.

I am not sure other personal firewalls for Windows have much more to offer though.

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Actually, the XP firewall is pretty effective at blocking incoming traffic. It does nothing about outgoing traffic, though - which means that any trojan that does manage to install itself can install more malware unimpeded.

I have to deal with other users on this machine - and I've been outvoted about installing a real firewall. Thus I keep a lot of tools on hand, just in case. The one time a trojan did get installed, I was barely able to download the tools I needed clean everything out - so I just keep them on hand and updated, so I'm ready if it happens again. I don't routinely run all that stuff.

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It is funny how people have a huge list of security software they run.

I have none.

I run the built-in Windows firewall that came with Windows XP SP2.

That firewall is rubbish. Though my list of security software is pretty small.

Yeah, I agree.

It is a simple firewall, with almost no options. More like a toy than a tool.

I am not sure other personal firewalls for Windows have much more to offer though.

Comodo seems to be working well/

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New list:

Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner and Recuva

DVD Ripping: DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Players/Codecs: K Lite Mega Codec Pack, QT Lite, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or OpenOffice

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy and Foxit Reader

Web Program: Notepad ++

Only Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative.

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