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What Is the Best Free security Protection for my computer?

Messages
258
Location
Mesa Arizona
#1
Hi, I would like some opinions about the best Virus Protection,...I am running Vista basic Home, 32 2gb ram 1,8ghz proc and 130gb HD.... I have Microsoft security Suite right now, but I know that is not enough...I Had Noton and it was not up to par..It Slowed My computer down and ate up my resources...I could not do anything during scan...Also I did a cfs /SCANNOW tonight and it said there was some damage or corruption...Anyway to help remedy the situation...I dont want too many fix it software on my computer slowing it down...I just want better computing exoerience on the web and watching video files....:p
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    Memory
    2 gb
    Hard Drives
    C drive
    D Drive
    Case
    Standard Acer Aspire Case
    Cooling
    Cooling Pad and USB Desklamp/fan combo
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    DSL 20mb/s
    Other Info
    I run a 60watt speakers from my headphone jack, and I got 10port USB HUB USB Wireless adapter foer the internet

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
2,877
Location
New Zealand
#2

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

richc46

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
20,105
Location
Fairfield County, CT
#3
Dont forget programs like win patrol and secunia. They are not anti virus or anti malware, technically, but they are awesome supplements. One will tell you when security is out of date. The WinPatrol will notifiy you if something unauthorized is making changes to your computer. Its awesome
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
Messages
258
Location
Mesa Arizona
#4
K thanks ilikefree and rich. I will copy and paste your replies into my ongoing tech file I am building for future ref, so I dont have to keep logging on evewry 10min while im in the middle of things.....

You guys are great people.. I wish I could see you guys to thank you in person.......

Hope it is ok I sent you my pic and my wife and my parents and sister who live in Darwin NT Australia
MiriamwithFlower.jpg

MumandDad.jpg

Picture 1.jpg

I need to update my pic... I clipped my hair about a month ago.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    Memory
    2 gb
    Hard Drives
    C drive
    D Drive
    Case
    Standard Acer Aspire Case
    Cooling
    Cooling Pad and USB Desklamp/fan combo
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    DSL 20mb/s
    Other Info
    I run a 60watt speakers from my headphone jack, and I got 10port USB HUB USB Wireless adapter foer the internet

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