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Ray

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Most of the time I use Linux. I also use 'Winders.

When I use 'winders for antivirus I use two free programs that together according to slashdot and some other sites I visit....

work better that any bought version.

I use Avast

www.avast.com/

and AVG

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

I also used in conjuction

Spybot for spyware,

http://www.safer-networking.org/

and I use adaware for other nasties

www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

I use ccleaner for cleanups.

www.ccleaner.com/

These programs are for my Winders setup and keeps everything ticking along quite smoothly and all work together fine.

Wanna know the best part?

ALL of them are free. Even the Antrivirus programs and the updates. I have an extensive computer network in my home consisting of a large server, 5 destops, 4 laptops, print servers, 2 lazer jets, 3 lazer printers, streaming video and music to everything, both wireless and wired....

My setup has been jammin for a cople of years with no problems using the programs I mentioned for winders...

All of my 'puters dual boot in winders and Linux.
Linux for the most part just runs and runs...Does not require all the crap winders does...

Do ya want a free killer photoshop program?

Google for GIMP and download the winders version...

Do ya want a killer office program as good as MS winders stuff?

Go to open office.org and download the winders version

Doya like the IM stuff?

Google for Gaim and dl the free version...


ALL the stuff I just showed you is safe, no popups, viri or other nasty crap that usually comes with free programs.

ENJOY!
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California

Charter Member
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... AVG

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

I also used in conjuction

Spybot for spyware,

http://www.safer-networking.org/

and I use adaware for other nasties

www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

I use ccleaner for cleanups.

www.ccleaner.com/

These programs are for my Winders setup and keeps everything ticking along quite smoothly and all work together fine.

Wanna know the best part?

ALL of them are free.
My setup has been jammin for a cople of years with no problems using the programs I mentioned for winders...

Do ya want a killer office program as good as MS winders stuff?

Go to open office.org and download the winders version
Yep, I use these. Plus free ZoneAlarm. AVG runs continually, also AdBlock in Firefox. I use OpenOffice for documents.

CCleaner is run occasionally.

Spybot and Adaware are run a couple times per year.

I've never found a problem - any problem - with Spybot. CCleaner and Adaware have never found anything more serious than tracking cookies. AVG stops stuff maybe once a year.

I think the reason I never see crap in my pc is because I intentionally use a prehistoric version of Eudora (3.0.6) with its own html interpreter for email. And TheBat, again with its own interpreter, to go look at the several other email accounts I manage for my kids or that are defaults on my websites. I guess I'm Old School, text is all I want to see in email and if there is music or a background gif embedded I don't want it. Photos as attachments come through fine.

I just looked at C:\ and see I set up this pc in April 2004. (Athlon 2400).

It has run flawlessly until recently when I bought a big-megapixel camera. Now when I go searching through my photo folders, after presenting some 50,000 thumbnails it runs out of some resource and can't make any more thumbnails without a restart.

That's it; I've never seen another problem in 3.5 years. AVG, Zone Alarm, and non-MS email seem to be the key to keeping out the zombies.

(Incidentally I suspect the thumbnail limitation is a video card limitation. If so, then I doubt even switching to Linux would solve it.)
 

sleepy2night

New member
Hey yall,

I see that you use zonealarm... They have this encryption progam, do either of yall use that?

[FONT=&quot]I got a new laptop and I am afraid of losing it, or it getting jacked. I want some kind of hard drive encryption so that if that does happen to jack it, they can’t get my data. If not prevent them, at least make it so difficult that they will hopefully just reformat the drives – which would delete the data.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]I found this review in PC Mag about Zonealarm’s Datalock data encryption program:[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371748,00.asp[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]It says that Datalocks support is the main feature, that just call them and they can help you out.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Do other data encryption programs offer this level of support?[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]It seems that Datalock is easy to use, are other programs harder to use?[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Can you get locked out of Windows 7 encyrption?[/FONT]
 

KenJackson

New member
Most of the time I use Linux. I also use 'Winders.
...
All of my 'puters dual boot in winders and Linux. ...
I dual booted for a while when I first started using Linux many years ago. But that got to be an awful bother. Now I just run Linux, at least on 4 of my PCs. The other one is a FreeBSD experiment.

When I can't avoid using Windows, I run it in a VirtualBox.
 
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