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Shelly Anne

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Hi, I hope this isnt too basic. I am not really dumb, but the blonde shows sometimes. I have a, still in the box, Gateway GT5056. I am hoping to get help on how best to start up. Before I do... hehehe... I have plans to use Zone Alarm for firewall, AVG for anti virus, Lavasoft and S&D SpyBot for the anti adware. My plans are to boot , get online, the computer is supposed to have someones antivirus and will have t he XP firewall (see I told you I wasnt stupid) and down load the afore mentioned softwares, which I have used before and always felt safe.

What I would like help with is... can anyone think of anything, tweaks or what ever else that I should do before I do what I outlined above? Or is the above a good idea? If not why? and help? *smiles* thank you for your time.
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You could download those to a CDR with another PC and install them on the new PC before going online

Have the network adapter installed and put Zone Alarm on, update that, install and update ad-aware, spybot etc, run an anti virus scan then use Microsoft Update

Zone Alarm

http://www.filehippo...zonealarm_free/

AVG

http://www.filehippo..._avg_antivirus/

Programmes 1. 6, 7 and 8 will run together on XP

http://www.filehippo...re/antispyware/

Microsoft Update

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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Thank you Keith I am now taking your advice. Anyother good ideas?
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You can look at System Optimizers, though it could be best to let it settle in for a week or so before bothering with those, there is a chance of removing temporary files too soon

You can install any programme you will use, and leave any you don't need for a while

With it going straight from the box to in use, if you throw lots of new programmes at it in one go and get errors, it would be harder to tell which programme was responsible
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