Hi, Folks! Thanks for your responses. I will wait to hear what AVG says. When it wouldn't install, I did install the security that came with 7 and it is running, so I guess I'm safe to use the net. I'm unfamiliar with the Windows Security program, but have used AVG quite a while with good results. I used the install file from the internet - I did order a disc when I bought the license a couple of weeks ago, but it still hasn't arrived. The error code was: 0xC0070643.
I got a laptop as a gift and bought the license for AVG when I got it - it was a Dell - - but it had a bad memory stick and I returned it for an exchange and the clerk asked me to look at the HP. I liked it, so I took it instead of another Dell. It's the first machine I've had with a 64 bit system. It came with 3 GB RAM but I upgraded to 6 that day. I'm very surprised the machine isn't nearly as fast as the Inspiron 1721 it replaced, which had only 3 GB of RAM.
Defender is disabled and I have Super Antispyware installed, but took it out of startup so it doesn't run unless I initiate it. The only security I installed that starts at boot up is SpywareBlaster.
Norton came installed on the unit, but I used the Norton Remover Tool first thing (Don't care for Norton, at all). Then attempted to install AVG before I put anything else on the system.
Do you know if the Win 7 AV is as good as AVG? And, oh, by the way, I am the only account other than 'Guest' and have full permissions as administrator.
I will read the links you sent, quietman7. Thanks again for your input!
Edited by HomesickInTexas, 22 November 2010 - 01:28 AM.