Do you by chance have Norton Internet Security (NIS) or Mcafee Security Center (MSC) installed on your computer? If you do, uninstall them in that they are junk software.
I would then suggest that you download AVG Antivirus Free Edition
and Microsoft Antispyware
. Both are great programs and both are free to use with frequent updates to the spyware and virus definitions. NIS and MSC is such a resource hogs that they slow down computers alot.
If you are worried about not having a firewall, then I suggest you download either Sygate
or Zone Alarm
, both are free and are very good. You will be surprised on how much better your computer runs without NIS installed.
Edited by Fenor, 24 January 2006 - 06:52 PM.