I have a couple of questions for you too. You said " I guess SP2 was automatically installed". I don't understand how you could guess on that but if it is a brand new computer, unless it has been sitting on the shelf at the store for quite a while it should have had SP2 already installed. I'm also confused as to why a brand new computer would only have 256MB of RAM. If you click on the start button, then right click on "My Computer" and choose properties, it should tell you what service pack and how much ram you have. Please let us know exactly what you have before we get to everything else in your post.
Hi to all.I have just bought a new pc.its a compaq with P 4 2.93 Ghz, 256 Mbs of ram, and it runs win xp pro. It has got SP1 loaded and I guess SP2 was automatically installed.I just installed the machine yesterday so I did not get any time to install any softwares on it.My pc currently does not have any antivirus, antispyware or security tools.I have read your excellent posts in this forum.I would like to thank all you guys here for helping us out.I think of installing ad-aware, spybot S & D, CWShredder, HijackThis, Winpatrol, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard on a priority basis. I will install AVG anti virus after this post. Is this much protection adequate ? I would like to know whether the softwares listed in some sites like spywareinfo.com and wilders.org are all legit and/or useful ? I have used the above mentioned softwares on my earlier comp which was working well. Well, can anybody advise me as to which firewall I should install. I am new to XP so I would appreciate your help as I dont know how to use system restore. Also I might get Norton System Works 2004 in a few days time. Is it all right to have multiple firewalls and anti-virus progs loaded ? thanks for your help.