I just decided to post this for my home_boy Ced. He got himself a new laptop and was wondering what kind of programs he should install on it to be able to safely and conveniently use it till his next upgrade.
Antivirus, Firewall, & Spyware
- Will the first thing you should probably have done was to get yourself an antivirus before even going online. Previously, i've been affected by a virus whilst looking for an antivirus to use online. It wasn't pretty at all. I had to re-format my computer and install a fresh copy of windows on it. If you'll be doing alot of surfing and visiting all these crazy sites and don't have alot of ram in your computer, i suggest you get Kaspersky AntiVirus preferrably the internet security edition. On the other hand if you have more ram want an antivirus you don't have to be a computer 'geek' to be able to crack it, you can go for the Norton AntiVirus 2008 , McAfee VirusScan Plus with SiteAdvisor 2008, the "panda's" and Avast Home Edition
- The second thing to install after the antivirus is a spyware/adware monitor or remover like Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition, These help prevent all these wares (adware, malware, spyware etc.) that affect your computer from these untrusted sites. You can also get spyware doctor from google. try 'googling' it. An antivirus can't combat these.
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