I was wondering if you had any tips on how to set up a new laptop to be safe from spyware/malware/etc. I've been going off ofhttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525
for now, and I have Comodo Firewall, Antivirus, and BOClean, but I was wondering if all this stuff is really necessary. Should I really get SpywareBlaster and Spybot-S&D? What added functionality do these two provide. It seems like way too many anti-spyware programs, but at the same time, I want to make my computer safe.
What do you guys think?
edit: Oh, and on an unrelated topic, what are some good sites for nice, high resolution backgrounds?
Also, I need a music player for Vista for my laptop. Can you guys recommend any good players that support lossless and have good compatibility with japanese encodings?