Re: SpywareGuard really needed anymore? I use AvastHome and SpywareTerminator. I have been considering a firewall,but not sure if it is essential and i don't know which is the best freeware one. I am running Win2000 and don't want to slow down my computer too much as i have only dialup. What would be suggested here? So, is SpywareBlaster a really good addition to the other protection. What does it do that SpywareTerminator doesn't do. Thanks for the help.