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what is the best program that i can use to protect my windows vista laptop and is free?

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That word "best"...

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That makes questions nearly impossible to answer due to the variety of opinions. (Ask a room full of people what the best favor of ice cream is, for example - there is no 'right' answer.) If you read the forum sticky in the Windows Vista forum, though, you'll find a nice list of free security applications, all of which I would recommend. Try them out and choose the one you like best from each category.


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Free security software

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You will get a multitude of opinions when it comes to security software. FREE, well that is debatable, been there done that and in my opinion, especially running wireless, free can turn out to not be so FREE. Personally I would rather bite the bullet, pay the price and maintain my system(s). To get by, you can try the AVG free download and there are several others as well but are very basic and do not include anti-spyware, which is pretty critical these days. Kaspersky, Trend Micro, CA to name a few are pretty good choices there are more, of course they will cost you but tend to keep things clean. Good luck!

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