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    So, Santa came early and got me a new desktop.
    It comes with Nortons, which I have on my old desktop and do not want to have to purchase again. (have not transfered files and progies yet)
    I downloaded AVG for my new babe.
    I know you guys are pro's at freeware.

    Please tell me what I need (with links preferably) and keep it clean you horn dogs, to protect my new babe! :eusa_angel:

    AND..........what do y'all think of Norton?

    TYIA
     
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    I just bought a Mac and did so because I spoke to the IT guys from at least 10 companies wh all said that they would never buy a PC for their personal use, but always recommended them at work.

    Why?

    Macs almost never break down and if all businesses used macs, IT guys would pretty soon be out of work.

    Since you bought a PC, though, these same guys said that Norton is the best on the market.

    If you have kids and a husband in the house, put on parental controls that are bullet proof.
     
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    I prefer Avast or Avira to AVG since AVG has become almost as big a resource hog as Norton.

    Avast Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Avira Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Use either one in conjunction with Malwarebytes.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    I use the Windows provided firewall and have not had any issues except one which Stinger removed.

    You'll also want CCleaner to maintain your system.

    CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    When installing any of these (or any software) watch for screens that come up with other software already checked off to install like Ask or Bing, etc. Uncheck these items before proceeding.
     
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    I used Free AVG for years and it worked very well. I got a free McAffee with my computer so I'm using that now. Norton is commonplace, I suppose it is as good as anything.
     
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    You're also gonna need a PDF reader Nitro works great.
    (I'm assuming since it's new it's running Windows 7 64 bit.)

    Nitro PDF Reader (64-bit) - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    For Office suites if you don't have and don't want to purchase MS Office there's always Libreoffice or Open Office.

    http://download.cnet.com/LibreOffice/3000-18483_4-75337651.html

    OpenOffice.org - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
     
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