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    New computer set-up

    I've finally replaced my old desktop after about 7 years. Does anyone have recommendations for anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc. for my new desktop? I've used AVG in the past, which seemed to work fine. Anything I need other than anti-virus and anti-spyware? Thanks for your help!



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    Re: New computer set-up

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Free.





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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Free.
    Your signature is a rabbit with a pancake on his head, your argument is invalid.

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials, it's free.




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    Re: New computer set-up

    Avast antiviris, I scan with malwarebytes once a week.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    clamwin and spybot search and destroy + ms security essentials. That should cover you all free.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Free.
    Same, and the rabbit is the only thing that makes your point valid.



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    This. MSE is good enough for most users.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Free.


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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    clamwin and spybot search and destroy + ms security essentials. That should cover you all free.
    What have you done to make spybot 2 not suck? I upgraded to it. It made me feel like I was running vista again.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    CCleaner is a useful tool for periodically deleting temporary files in your computer. Also has a registry cleaner. Recommend it highly.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    Let it be known that paying for antivirus software is for suckers.

    The free stuff works just fine.


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    Re: New computer set-up

    Did you buy a computer that uses Windows and has a large hard drive? My suggestion is that you install Ubuntu in a dual boot system along with your Windows. If you use Windows for only Microsoft Office and those programs that will only work with Internet Explorer and use Ubuntu for everything else your your computer will give you trouble free, like-new performance much longer. Please realize that I am NOT knocking Windows. The online threats (viruses and trojans) that attack Windows are not written to attack Ubuntu. Your computer thus is allowed to operate in a non threatening environment and remain the wonderful electronic marvel that you purchased.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    Did you buy a computer that uses Windows and has a large hard drive? My suggestion is that you install Ubuntu in a dual boot system along with your Windows. If you use Windows for only Microsoft Office and those programs that will only work with Internet Explorer and use Ubuntu for everything else your your computer will give you trouble free, like-new performance much longer. Please realize that I am NOT knocking Windows. The online threats (viruses and trojans) that attack Windows are not written to attack Ubuntu. Your computer thus is allowed to operate in a non threatening environment and remain the wonderful electronic marvel that you purchased.

    Or just be smart about what you do and where you go on the internet. Dont click on any ads or pop ups. Dont install software just cuz its free and if you happen to, dont take the defaults all the way through, actually read what its installing.



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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    I've finally replaced my old desktop after about 7 years. Does anyone have recommendations for anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc. for my new desktop? I've used AVG in the past, which seemed to work fine. Anything I need other than anti-virus and anti-spyware? Thanks for your help!
    is this upgrade like changing from radio to HDTV?




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    Re: New computer set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    is this upgrade like changing from radio to HDTV?
    3d tv at that


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    Re: New computer set-up

    Get a Mac; they don't need antivirus, and they just "work".







































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