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Hello, my niece just got a new computer with Windows XP on it to use at college. What I am wondering is what protection programs you would recommend. I sat her up with a good virus program and Ad-Ware. Do you recommend Spy-Ware and a Fire Wall program also? If you do I would really appreciate some recommendations on programs. Freewhere if possible. Thank you very much in advance.

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I'd strongly suggest she [or you] contact her college's IT staff. Assuming you aren't moving into the dorm with your neice, the IT staff will be an important resouce for her. Their job is to get everyone online, and provide all the necessary info about 'safe computing' in their system.
Most college IT systems also offer very good deals on software [some offer free Microsoft Office, for example], and sometimes they have sharp discounts on hardware too.
Working 'within the system' of her college will guarantee the best results, I think.

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