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I usually try to recommend free products, although a long trial period shareware can come in handy under stressful times like when you've got problems.
- An excellent free program is AVG, if you need an option.
This program can be set to automatically scan & either auto-update or you may choose to do that yourself.
Virus definition updates with this program occur frequently, which is very good.
3. Use a Firewall
, but use only one. If you install your own, disable the built-in winXP firewall. Your Norton program provides for this.
- An excellent free programs is:
- (fully understanding it's operation may require some thought & a little practice, but it helps to have it installed and functioning)
One thing to remember is it takes some time to use & get comfortable with a program. If it works well, then keeping it becomes a good option.
Expiration on a free program is never. Payment doesn't come due.
Edited by scarlett, 01 January 2005 - 12:11 AM.