Munboy wrote:All free stuff...
CCleaner is good for getting rid of all the clutter Windows collects
AVG Anti-virus does the best job for a FREE anti-virus
AVG Anti-Spyware does a great job of finding malware like worms and backdoors
Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destroy - it sucks to have 2 programs that do the same thing, but one program will sometimes catch something other program didn't, or avg anti-spyware didnt.
Zone Alarm the best free firewall available.
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Per ... l&tag=top5
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/c ... wnload.jsp
Add to that Windows Defender, jsut because it blocks the ad-ware and spy-ware REAL TIME. Something that AdAware and Spybots free versions don't do.
But yes, Sox, these are the BEST way to go IMO.