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#1 Allycat

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:00 AM

Hi , I'm Allycat and have just got a "new" computer from currys for 88 ! It was a shop display model and it was pure luck !! It's not anything super powerful bit will do the job for a mum at home.. It has Vista (which I've never used) and no extras - no protection .... What would be best? There's a package in the store for Word and microsoft's Vista protection but I've always downloaded AVG or Spybot from internet for nothing . Is it worth buying a programme that is specific for Vista ?
Many thanks in anticipation, a novice user

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

Welcome to BC

Is it worth buying a programme that is specific for Vista ?


Not really, AVG andAvast are made for Vista also. As far as word goes, there Open Office:
http://www.openoffice.org/
Checkout our freeware replacements for commercial applications thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

As you have Vista and maybe not much memory, you may like to consider Comodo Internet Security, which is very light on your system and comes as a complete protection package free of cost, there is no need to have the paid version as the protection is the same. You could read about it here:

http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/index.html
James




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