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Postby Guest » 01/09/05 05:00 AM

I know that several people has serious problems with infected computers: spyware, trojans and virus files.

I can now recommend 2 free softwares that works excellent:

Windows AntiSpyware:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/securit ... fault.mspx

Free Anti Vir Software: with free update service:
http://www.free-av.com/

My computer runs very well after scanning & cleaning with these softwares!

Good Luck and Have a Clean Computer!!!
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Postby Chris Aguilar » 01/09/05 11:58 AM

The MS thing takes a heavy toll on systems resources (i.e. slows it way way down) and gives a lot of false positives.

The other antivirus you mention is good and I also recommend AVG Free edition . Tends to not muck up your machines internals the way Norton Antivirus does.
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Postby mrgoat » 01/09/05 12:39 PM

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar:
The MS thing takes a heavy toll on systems resources (i.e. slows it way way down) and gives a lot of false positives.

The other antivirus you mention is good and I also recommend AVG Free edition . Tends to not muck up your machines internals the way Norton Antivirus does.
I concur, also look at ad-aware and spybot as free tools to remove filth

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Or just get a mac, then you won't have to do anything about viruses or spyware

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Postby Guest » 01/10/05 05:33 AM

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar:
The MS thing takes a heavy toll on systems resources (i.e. slows it way way down)
Agreed, I've now discovered that too.

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Postby Terry » 01/10/05 07:54 PM

I've heard that Windows bogs down a system due to Windows being up and running behind other programs and it eats up memory.

I've heard Red Hat Lynix(?) solves this problem in a windows world? You have to map your program pathways, but if it doesn't waste memory, may be worth it?

Also heard that is one of the great things about Apple. It's operating system starts and then lays low while you are running programs.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 01/10/05 08:19 PM

Thanks, but 'nuff said on that subject. More can be found on the computer forum, where ever the heck that is.

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