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tracee712

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What antivirus should I get for my computer? I don't knwo much about computers and what not, but I know I need soemthing on my computer! Thanks so much!
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jackflash1991

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Well you need a couple of things. You need Spyware protection, Spyware scanning, and an anti-virus program. I you can get a lot of this stuff free like AVG free edition for ant-virus, Spybot, and SpywareBlaster.

SpywareBlaster - http://www.download....4-10486084.html You nedd to run regular scans with this manually.

Spybot - http://www.safer-net...rors/index.html Click on any of the mirrors for the download. Be sure to open this program up every once and a while and click "Download latest updates because it does not update automatically.

AVG free edition - http://free.grisoft....s/frt/0?prd=aff
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Hi tracee712! AVG Free is a good choice, but I find avast! Home Edition better. It's also free and has better detection rates. Your choice. If you like, you can try them both out (one at a time), and see which one you prefer. avast! can be downloaded from my signature.

I also recommend using a third-party firewall, XP only has a one-way firewall included with SP2. There are a few free choices, you can try Zone Alarm, Comodo Pro Firewall, or Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Sunbelt can be downloaded from my signature). All are free and are good options that have two-way scanning.

Cheers :)
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jackflash1991

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The only thing that I did not like about Avast it that the scanner looks like a skin for WMV, but I guess the detection is good.
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I am now currently running Avira AntiVir but switching back to AVG because of the stupid pop-ups for when it updates to try to get you to buy a subscription for it.

Edited by jackflash1991, 10 October 2007 - 03:44 PM.

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Jack there are many different skins for avast! Also, version 4.7 is current, so your picture is out-dated.

http://www.avast.com/eng/skins.html
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Maybe I will check it out again but that was what the default looked like.
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You could say it's like Winamp - very customisable...
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