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#1 Bill L

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:12 AM

After having numerous problems with my old computer I went out and got a new computer. I have a Dell Dimension DM061 Pentium with 1.99 GB of RAM. Running Widnows XP. My question is this. Im now running Trend Micro PC-Cillin Security 14 which came with the computer. It was pre-installed and I have about 1 month free trial. After the evaluation period I wanted to know if I should purchase this program or remove it and install something else. If something else what does everyone recommed I get? What are the best Anti-virus programs out there now?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:16 AM

I think you should remove it and get some good freeware software - which won't cost you a thing. I have used the following and think they are good:

AVG Anti-virus
Spybot
AdAware
SuperAntiSpyware
Spyware Blaster
Comodo Firewall
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#3 tg1911

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:50 AM

Links to the programs Budapest recommended can be found in our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps list, along with other programs you might want to try.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

There is little reason for paying for an AV application when very good ones are available free for the downloading, because these have all the major functionality needed to keep your computer secure:frequent updates, real-time protection, and localised scanning.
I have used the free version of AVG for several years with great success.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:33 PM

I use the free version of Avira Antivir. It has excellent detection rates and is light on resources.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:55 PM

I am currently using Trend Micro Antivirus plus antispyware 2007 with the Windows XP Firewall. I have used Trend Micro for many years, it's my preference for an antivirus solution.

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