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optiplex2
2009-09-24, 01:38 AM
Im running vista home premium 64 bit edition. I need a firewall, antivirus, spyware/adware/malware remover program that runs smooth, fast and doesn't slow the computer down. I don't care if its freeware or shareware i will buy it

what do you recommend?

is avg good?

do you need separate programs for each or is there a software that does everything (virus/firewall/spyware etc...) and doesn't slow down?

i dont mind separate software for each as long as the software doesn't make pc slow like norton antivirus

AAR.oner
2009-09-24, 07:24 AM
back when i used a PC, this was a good site for the best freeware out there:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm

Thulani
2009-09-24, 08:04 AM
I'm using Comodo as a firewall (the company has an AV & spyware cleaner free also - never tried them), Avira Antivir Personal as an antivirus, Spybot S&D & Malwarebytes as a spyware cleaner. All of them are freeware and work very good.
Now I don't know if these programs will work as you wish (I used these programs in the past 2-5 years). Now I'm using Windows 7, but they worked good on Vista.

direwolf-pgh
2009-09-29, 06:56 AM
free MS security suite available later today

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

PowerWindows
2009-10-02, 11:03 AM
Avast is a good one.

http://www.avast.com/