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general newbie question??

Is your free downloads for virus protection just as good or good enough where I dont have to pay for it!! I do not have really valuable material, but have pictures and stuff I dont want to lose?? I have AntiVir PE Classic, and Super AntiSpyware Free Edition!! and try to run both every couple of days!! What do you think?? I do not understand because everyone has there own ideas!! Now from and expert please!! Thank You!!

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Users choice

You'll read, and I agree, that the first line of defense against virus attacks is developing good habits as a user. I stopped paying for AV programs a couple years ago and have used both AVG and now Avast's free offering. It's likely that, for my purposes, it will work almost as well as the paid version. Everyone has their opinion but I generally tell folks that "What comes home on the bottom of your shoes depends mostly on whose yard you went walking in." Good luck

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Agree with Steve . . .

Safe Surfing is the first line of defense. You have to be aware of your surroundings. On that note, a legit looking site can be a drive by attacker. That said, here is my take.

I was a Norton fan for years. Then at least five years ago I got fed up with the system hog known as Norton. I tried AVG free. And haven't looked back. The new free version has built in spyware protection. I also use McAfee Site Advisor, it integrates with both IE and Firefox. CCleaner and Malwarebytes round out my system.

Wayne

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So you're running anti-virus...how are you backing up your

data ?

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