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#1 aleeusc


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

Well, here I am. I'm that naive guy that thinks that I can't get a virus on my computer. Well, I've got one. I used to use Norton for a year, and then I didn't want to pay whatever to "Stay Protected." It seems like those anti-virus programs just slow down your computer.

Anyways, I'm not a super knowledgeable guy about computers, I can use software, but I guess I'm here to get a little help. This is a great little community. People helping people is a beautiful thing.

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:40 PM

Hey there aleeusc! Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear about your viral woes, but I understand your reluctance to shell out hard earned cash for protection. Why not take a look at Bleeping Computer's list of Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps. The first category is free Antivirus programs. I prefer Avast! home Edition, which is free and on the list

#3 jgweed


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:08 AM

Sometimes putting up with a slight slowness is a happier life than finding a ton of malware preventing your using the computer at all. I am sure we can help clean up your hard drive, and AA has pointed you towards many different---and free!---security applications.
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