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Old 10-25-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default programs after installing windows

I just installed windows xp again and just wondering what are good programs I should get to maintain my computer like adware programs, virus programs, etc.

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Old 10-25-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: programs after installing windows

Well, first off, make a restore disc, so you can have a fresh copy of xp. Then, get ad aware or spybot or microsfot anti spy and install it. Then get pc cillin or avg if you don't have money. Also, a good program to help make a restore disc would be nero. If I helped you in this post please add to my reputation. Just click on that wireless looking pciture under my name. Thanks!
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Ad-Aware SE 6.0 Professional
http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new...sepersonal.exe

AVG, or NOD32
http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free...ee_361a651.exe
http://u4.eset.com/eval/win/v2/nentenst.exe

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Searc...l?tag=pdp_prod

Zone Alarm
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/fre...60_667_000.exe

In addition to those, run Disc Cleanup and Defragment regularly.

Also, few nice tools:

Ace Utilities
http://acelogix.fileburst.com/au.exe

Window Power Tools
http://dmisoftware.com/drptools.exe


(Many of these taken from www.EveractiveComputers.com, Check it out!)
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: programs after installing windows

Norton Ghost 2003 (Disk Imaging): http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/g...nal/index.html

Mcafee Internet Security Suite (AV, Firewall, Privacy, Spam protection):
http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.as...d=144&cid=9906

Perfect Disk 7 (Best Defragger out there):
http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisk2k/

My security post: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=24649
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