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Getting A Replacement Dell Insprion 6000


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#1 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 05:08 PM

Hello,
Since my Hard-drive on my dell is busted, they will be sending me a replacement Inspiron 6000. I want to know if there is anything I should be thinking of putting on the new laptop as far as security programs, word processors, etc.... ?
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:42 PM

You will get the basic 6 month MacAfee or Norton trial but to be honest I would uninstall that and use on of the recommended freeware antivirus'. I would personally but the following on the computer as soon as you get it.
AVG free
Sybot S&D
SpywareGuard
SpywareBlaster
Defender
Ewido

Ad-Aware SE
And preload the online antivirus scanning software (Your choice of 4 or 5)
OpenOffice 2.0

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There is a lot of good freeware you can put on your computer. Use the recommended list from BC and you should be safe. With the removal tools and online scanner, it's usually very hard to install them once infected, so I like to preload for when I need them. They do not sit in memory so there is no overhead, as long as you have the hard drive space.
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:29 PM

I was referring more to programs that help with word processing and audio....
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:42 PM

Oops! OpenOffice is a great Office Suite.
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