We just got a new computer, our other one was just so full of viruses, worms and everything else you can think of.
We had a virus that was eating our drivers and programs, we lost all kinds of stuff.
But anyways, the new one came with Norton Antivirus and something else, and we have pop-up blocker and a search and destroy thingy (sorry I am so computer illiterate it's not funny), but what else can I put on the computer to be safe?
Anyone have any programs they recommend?
I am a computer tech for a school district. Here is a link to free utilities that our distrcit uses to protect our computers. Scroll down on the page for the links.
AVG is an excellent virus protection. I personally find that Norton really bogs a computer down.
Firefox is a browser, like internet explorer. It's all I use at home. It's much less "buggy" than Internet Explorer.
AVG is an excellent (free) program. My dad actually works for the company, so I'm probably a little biased I also have Spybot installed on my computer to detect spyware, it's free also and I just run the program once a week! HTH
Norton Utilities? Norton is crap, don't trust it. I made that mistake, never again. Lost a hard drive. Trojan virus killed it.
You need a good firewall protector AND a spyware protector for your computer.
I use Webroot Spysweeper for both and it has rooted out and stopped cold-in-the-tracks of a Trojan virus before it hit. It is worth the $20bucks for the annual subscription to renew, I get the upgrades all the time, I can program it WHEN to run and I don't have to leave the computer power on to run it, either.
I first purchased the box with the disk at Circuit City, but you can do downloads if you want.
I am double-protected with both AVG Free and Avira. Avira has a tremendous catch rate for viruses.