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Old 06-06-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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I just ordered Gateway AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core 2GHz Media Center Computer (GT5056)

WHat software do i need right away?

I am thinking about spywares... and utilities, I am using windows 98 right now. Is Xp defragmenter good, or will i need to buya defragmenter as well?

If you had a computer, and had to choose 10 pieces of software, what would they be?

I heard Kaspersky is good, but will i need system works and ad aware as well?
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Just get some spyware and AV right away. Other than that I can't really think of anything. I've got my own list of stuff I get loaded right away when I reformat..
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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"Just get some spyware and AV right away"
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #4
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So, i should have a spyware program and a Anti Virus program?

Any suggestions,what do you guys use?
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get avg antivirus, spybot s & d, adaware, hijack this for more serious problems, sygate personal firewall. all free and quite decent. i prefer m$ office to works though
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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okay, AVG and adaware i dled.
Cool they are FREE!


Why do you need a firewall, i thought only universities got hacked? if you have a anti virus and a anti spy ware, why do you need a firewall?
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #7
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After doing a clean reboot, what are the top 5 programs people load onto their comps first?
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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sygate no longer is freee
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don't triple post, there is an edit button for a reason.

Yes u still need a firewall, I'd suggest zone alarm. (it's free)
U already have the rest u need for security, then get some stuff like winrar, msn messenger, irc, g-mail notifier, adobe reader, utorrent, photoshop, what ever u need. The only ones everyone should have are the security ones, the other programs are very usefull to some people but then to some other guy it's completely useless.
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i usually get AIM as one of my 1st prrograms for my pc when i get new :P
oh and FIREFOX!
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