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Default 03-20-2010, 11:39 AM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post
My experience is that the current Norton products are excellent.
I agree have 2010 running on 3 machines with no issues. One question i have though is i have just got a new 1012 with win7 preloaded along with mcaffee which will be gone soon. I am looking for suggestions for a free solution to stick on the 1012. i havent used the likes of AVG etc for years so any 'free' suggestions welcome.
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Default 03-20-2010, 12:45 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good free solution. Avira and Eset NOD32 are other popular choices. I don't like AVG due to its slowing down the system and history of false positives.

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Default 03-20-2010, 07:00 PM

I have always used Avast and found it to be excellent. Once my McAfee has expired on my new Dell desktop I will be going back to it.
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Default 03-20-2010, 10:44 PM

I use Microsoft Security Essentials. its free and seems to work great for virus and malware adware protection. I dont understand why its not pre bundled into win7.
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Default 03-28-2010, 05:11 PM

avast has an excellent solution for free. it is a full antivirus app with a low footprint and great resources.
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Default 03-28-2010, 06:25 PM

Originally Posted by khan View Post
Any tips? Would upgrading RAM and installing Windows 7 help? If so how.
Upgrading to 2g of RAM would make a huge, huge, freakin' huge difference. On a Mini or -any- machine running anything beyond Windows 2000. I've already got mine ordered from Crucial, who's order site even has a video on how to get to the memory in the netbook. Which is thankfully a -whole- lot easier than it was in the Mini 10v. And for $50, it's the best improvement you can make.

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