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    ok i jus bought my self a new desktop and am starting from scratch few quick questions and any replies would be greatly appreciated
    1- antivirus- from pinned topic ive gathered that nod32 is prob best to get am i right? also which firewall shud i get and how do i set it up so as i can still download stuff through bittorrent kazaa etc.. is the windows xp firewall no good??
    2-i got nero rom and easy cd creator with comp but im sure i read in topic somewhere not to use these two together is this true? if so is nero the better?
    3- i also got norton internet security and norton gost with it r these any good to me??

    cheers in advance im loving this forum ur all such a big help

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    anti-virus -- NOD32, AVG are good (norton sucks)
    cd burning -- Nero is good (cd creator sucks)
    internet security sucks
    ghost is good
    I don't use firewalls, I use Router and NAT (basically hardware that does the same job with no hassle), but I hear Kerio is good.
    No matter what you do, always keep the XP firewall up.
    It's not a full firewall. It more like blocks incoming attacks from crap like the blaster worm. Firewalls allow you to download still, but you have to configure them. for a router, you just have to forward ports.

    I'm too tired to go into a full explaination.
    Good Night.

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    add these essentials to mate

    winrar

    adware &spybot

    deskeeper

    codecs k-ite one https://filesharingtalk.com/download_db.php

    you could probably do with regcleaner etc too if you like want to keep everything clean n tidy

    And turn of services ,uninstall components you wont use to get back resources wasting.Theres a black viper site,i think its called will help you do that stuff.

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    http://www.blackviper.com/ Good info all over his site
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm Nice guide for tweaking
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/ Work with almost any archive.
    http://www.xpantispy.org/ Get rid of some built-in crud
    http://webroot.com/wb/index.php Window Washer and SpySweeper
    http://www.openoffice.org/ An alternative to Microsoft Office
    http://trillian.cc/index.php Trillian Multi-IM client
    http://www.mozilla.org/ Mozilla and Firefox Browsers
    http://www.myie2.com/ MyIE2 browser
    http://www.myie2.smsnet.pl/ MyIE2 Plug-ins
    http://www.adobe.com/ Anything Adobe is great for art or multimedia
    http://www.grisoft.com AVG anti-virus
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm RegSeeker for registry cleaning

    For the software you need to pay for, you cna find them on P2P programs like BitTorrent.

    BT Clients (just a couple)
    http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/index.html ABC
    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ Azureus (supports plug-ins.
    http://www.suprnova.org/ BT site. Great for software.

    This is good for starters.

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    I would go to windows update as well get ALL your critical updates . I would becarefull with Driver updates from there tho. Speaking of updates probaby best to upgrade drivers from your hardware vender&#39;s site . They change so fast . Fixes bug&#39;s and such B)



    RE burning software I would try both with Roxio&#39;s XP update they work fine together.
    You DECIDE I ran both ,but I like nero.

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    AdMuncher
    Mozilla Firefox or Opera
    WinRAR
    Trillian
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Macromedia Studio MX
    Microsft Office
    Ahead Nero or Alcohol 120%
    Symantec Norton AntiVirus or NOD32
    Sygate Personal Firewall or ZoneAlarm
    Webroot SpySweeper or Ad-Aware or Spyboy S&D
    Windows Updates
    K-Lite Codec Pack
    mIRC
    BitTorrent
    Winamp or VideoLAN
    Daemon Tools
    A good registry cleaner

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    And don&#39;t forget to download all the software above, and keep adding and adding till it says "free space -1.99 GB"
    You only need :
    Antivirus: Nod32/Antivir (NOT the FREE Version), avg sux ballz like hell (not imo, but according to many antivirus tests that antivirus comparason shits did).
    Firewall/Router: Sygate for sure. ZA sux balls (makes internet connection slower)
    Kazaa Lite/Shareaza
    Ms Office or equvalent crap.
    Winamp or equvalent player.
    RealP/Qtime P alternatives.
    Regseeker for reg cleaning.
    Everything above is imo, so I might b wrong (not totally), but these are
    the most essencial programs that a person with a functioning organ called "brain" SHOULD have, especially when connecting the wire/cable to the WWW.
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    LOL23 If using XP I point all my buds to this site

    http://www.tweakxp.com/




    PS Get an Avatar bud&#33;

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    Originally posted by peat moss@14 February 2004 - 09:17
    LOL23 If using XP&nbsp; I point all my&nbsp; buds to this site

    http://www.tweakxp.com/




    PS Get an Avatar&nbsp; bud&#33;&nbsp;
    Right. SafeXP and regseeker have more tweaks than this site, because they never update the tweaks anymore. I Check frequently and I saw that they never updated their tweaks since summer. It is a great site anyway.
    Click the longhorn icon to visit my website.
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    Originally posted by supersonic+13 February 2004 - 19:52--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (supersonic &#064; 13 February 2004 - 19:52)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-peat moss@14 February 2004 - 09:17
    LOL23 If using XP&nbsp; I point all my&nbsp; buds to this site

    http://www.tweakxp.com/




    PS Get an Avatar&nbsp; bud&#33;&nbsp;
    Right. SafeXP and regseeker have more tweaks than this site, because they never update the tweaks anymore. I Check frequently and I saw that they never updated their tweaks since summer. It is a great site anyway. [/b][/quote]
    Oh only 34 000 000 people have viewed this site lol. Sonic you know I never noticed funny eh. Oh well. You have me curious now I&#39;ll have to check your sites. TY

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