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lwiljanen

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I have a friend who is mentally handicapped and will be getting the internet for the first time. She will mostly be using email, and doing things with her photographs, some searching. What would be a goodantivirus program for her to get (she is on a limited income) And please explain if it would be downloadable or would have to purchase from a store. If something is downloaded, then what iws needed; keep track of account number or something incase computer crashes and program is lost?? THANKS
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phybyr0ptyk

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For the price, functionality, and ease of use I suggest AVG Free Edition.
It is downloadable, directly from grisofts site, it's free, it is updated regularly(free as well), it has a built in email scanner. I use it and have had absolutely no problems.
to get it click

http://www.geekstogo...=download&id=44


There are also several others
Zone Alarm with antivirus (pay version but downloadable)
Zone Alarm Security suite (pay version but downloadable)
http://www.zonelabs.com

Anti-Vir Classic home edition (Free)
http://www.free-av.com

then theres always
Nortons
Mcafee
you can get these 2 and others fairly cheap at Wal-Mart

I still suggest the AVG though, an Anti Virus program is only as good as the definitions it has and AVG updates almost daily and best of all it is free. I am an avid user of freeware and for the most part the "safe" freeware you can get is far better than any shareware or payware. Just my 2 cents, good luck in your search.
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On another note, I see that you are using Windows ME. I would suggest upgrading to XP or even downgrading to 98SE. ME was a pre-release to 2000 and is very buggy and unstable. Again just my 2 cents. :tazz:
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