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MarcM
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Yes, or an old Mac... :/

I know many people who download AVAST from the net and are very satisfied. It´s free. And it seems it works much better than McAfee, that threw a party in my husband´s PC and invited a bunch of viruses (though it´s an expensive anti-virus...)

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Marc,

I've been using AVG for years, and it has been pretty good. I'm being prompted to upgrade to the newer version, but I'll hold off on that for a while. I've heard good things about Avira, which is another free anti virus program. Both my computers came with three years of Norton, which I dumped asap. Check cnet reviews for user opinions.

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Yeah, but an old mac will be slow and crappy, and unable to run lots of programs.

Whereas linux is kept up to date, and runs lots of programs, a lot of the time faster and safer than windows or mac.

And I can venture anywhere on the interwebs and not worry about a thing.

For serious, Linux is the best virus protection.

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scott,

Marc says he is using Windows XP, which he has purchased. He is supposed to erase it and replace it with Linux, a program that has a fairly sharp learning curve? I personally know a few IT people who swear by it, but I don't know whether a regular computer user is going to take the time to learn how to use it.

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There are loads of different Linux builds

And Ubuntu, has absolutely no learning curve, it's all desktop base, and requires no computer language/programming.

XP might have been paid for, but it's a pile, and will more than likely be crushed by a virus, or used in a spybot network.

and you can dual boot, by partioning your harddrive and running xp on half and linux on the other, to experiment, and use windows programs you need.

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Thank you friends. I will check out Avira, Avast, and AVG. I will also keep researching. My subscription to Norton 360 is almost up, and I am glad. My computer never ran the same after installing it. My computer is about 8 or 9 years old and when it finally dies, it will more than likely be replaced with a Mac.

As far as learning a whole new system, I am not looking forward to it, but the benefits should make it worth while.

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