Wed 22 Mar, 2006 12:09 am
I gave my son my old computer, but he has no security protection what so ever, so I would like to know how I can secure his system without him having to spend a small fortune doing it.
I know he can download a bunch of free stuff like Spybot, Ad-Aware, and the Beta thing which I have links too.
I also know he can download a decent free firewall, although I don't know where to go for that.
My main concern is him getting some Anti Virus stuff in there and I don't know if there are any free ones out there that are worth getting.
If there is a good free one, I'd appreciate it very much if someone could give me a link.
If not, can you suggest one he can buy that won't break his wallet? I'm hearing great things about McAfee (which I have for my puter), but have no clue as to the cost.
Thanks a bunch :-D
AVG is a free antivirus program
Symantec Internet Security, which includes virus protection would run about a hundred bucks, CDN.
Have you tried it? Is it any good? My son is a health 18 year old "Boy" who may linger in dark places loaded with viruses ;-)
Thanks Intrepid :-D I'll look into those.
I use Symantec stuff. However, I have tried AVG on my Win 98 laptop and find it to be a good program. I have recommended it to friends who use it. Free updated virus definition files are readily available.
Awesome! I'm glad to hear it. He hates parting with his money for stuff he doesn't think is important (like this) and since I know how important it is, it's nice to know that I can get something free to put on there for him.
Thanks again, Intrepid. You've been a great help :-D
Avast! anti-virus is free, it kicks Symantec's ass.
Also download both Spybot & Ad-Aware (both free and do a good job of overlapping spyware protection) and you're golden.
Okie Dokie. I'll be checking these out before I do anything, which will be Thursday.
Already have the links for Spybot & Ad-Aware, so I'm looking into Anti-Virus and Firewall freeware.
Much appreciated, chumly :-D