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Getting A New PC... questions about Security & Protection.

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posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 01:27 PM
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Hi Everyone...

I'm ordering this PC from Dell this week...

XPS 410 -

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300 (1.86GHz, 1066 FSB),

Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD Unit Price

Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2DIMMs

Video Card 256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache

Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included

Modem 56K PCI Data Fax Modem

CD or DVD Drive Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Future Operating Systems Windows Vista™ Capable

Monitor 19 inch E196FP Analog Flat Panel



I can get this with it included in the price :

Security Software PC-cillin Internet Security with AntiVirus and Spyware removal 15-months. For only $10 more I can go to 24 months.

I've never heard of PC-cillin.... has anyone else? Is it good?

I've been told that McAffee and Norton both slow the system down terribly.

What are you recommendations for protecting my PC.

I'll also be running wireless in my home, so that I can use the old PC that I have now and my laptop from work, along with the new PC.




posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 01:35 PM
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Well I could spend a few hours here posting everything I have to say. Rather than bore you with everything, I'll simply post a link.

Virus & Spyware Help

This thread contains endless amounts of information from myself and other participating members. Alot of programs are discussed, and recommendations are given.

If your starting fresh with a new system, the first few days are extremely important.

Three essentials:

Firewall
Antivirus (Keep it Updated)
Antispyware (Keep it Updated)

Do not hesistate to u2u me with any questions or you could post in the thread linked above. I worked in a Microsoft office for awhile dealing with infections on customers computers so I have some experience on the subject.



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by chissler
If your starting fresh with a new system, the first few days are extremely important.


Thanks for the link and info...

Once I get the new PC, it won't even see the internet, until I have the security up and running...



posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 02:08 PM
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PC-cillin is top notch! I've used it since '98. Excellent program. If you can get the additional year for oinly $10, I say go for it.


Antivirus
Firewall
Anti-Spyware
Wireless intrusion detection (if you're on a wireless network)
Spam filtering



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