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I was wondering if people could help me find some good computer security software. I use Windows Vista (HATE IT!!!). I would prefer freeware, but I know you can't get everything free. So anything that's not freeware, please list an approximate price.

Also, I wouldn't mind it if you threw in some computer optimization software, as well!

Right now, I have AVG Free, CCleaner, and Defraggler. (My computer is still slow :( )

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(My computer is still slow :( )

Do you have any utilities installed that start with your computer? I recommend downloading Process QuickLinks and using this look look up each process in Task Manager and then Start -> msconfig and try disabling the corresponding assemblies of any program you don't use or need and Process QuickLibrary informs you that is OK to disable.

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Besides, it's Vista.. so don't get your hopes up too far..

If you want your computer to be really fast, get your favourite Linux distro or windows 2k (somewhat faster than XP but new enough to run all normal programs)

Or if you have more than 3GB RAM, get XP Pro x64 and disable everything that you don't need. You can get its ram usage down to under 512MB. x64 drivers are no problem anymore, and of course it won't run 16bit programs (but who still uses these anyway?)

If you want pointers to where to get any of these (free of course) just PM me

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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I have set it over and over again on these forums: Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, the best OS that M'Soft has ever released. RAM usage is below 256mb, it is very lightweight, and runs on the XP kernel meaning that all XP drivers and software will run perfectly on the system. My highest recomendation.

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I don't believe that's free software, Harold. No warez talk.

 

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The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
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Yeah, Harold, you're not authorized to give that software away. So please, no more. I'm editing your post.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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What? No, you can own whatever you like, as far as I'm concerned. You just can't offer software illegally over this forum. You don't have the authority to be able to distribute the program, so you can't offer to do so.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Am I allowed to suggest to people that if they have no idea how to get an OS they could PM me so that I could tell them? (am I allowed to ask this? am I allowed to ask whether I am allowed .. ad infinitum)

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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You are not allowed to suggest illegal distribution of software, either via public or private messages. If you're going to suggest Linux or one of the other free alternatives, it's perfectly fine, but you cannot discuss methods of downloading non-free software for free.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Yeah, how did an operating system come up anyway? :-P I recommend AdAware, also. But Symantec EndPoint Pro is protecting my system - and doing an excellent job.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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