I share Alexis’ opinion of Norton
Here is what I use … it adds firewall and antispam as well as protecting fro virii
The mentions of Paragon included Kudos for their remote support. I do recommend software by a company who gets you this kind of customizwd ‘person to person’ support promptly when needed.
Eset have also demonstrated their ‘live’ efficiency … four times they have given me live support within 15 seconds of dialing their number - twice involved a remote desktop session. That’s in addidion to their firewall handling my many and various comms needs without my having to adjust it ‘under the bonnet/hood’. The only ‘bad stuff’ it has not caught, has been when a website or popup has tricked me onto accepting something nasty. I’m in England, by the way. Oh … and please call this ‘testimonial’ rather than recommendation … I’ve not have recent experience with any other product.
Oh … and I consider disk-imaging essential … I’ve been using the Win 7 onbard imaging process, but have recieved plenty of recommendations for Acronis. DO read up on the web, because there are some interesting and involved debates about the reliability and trustworthiness of different versions of Acronis, and Symantek Ghost. Up until 2003, Ghost was great … it worked fine with XP, and the Ghost 2003 was the version I used. Subsequent versions of Ghost began to get a bit complex.
There are discussions about the relative safety of doing a disk image while actually IN windows, of rebooting and doing the imaging from a DOS shell. The argument is that there is a definitly higher risk of messing up, if the Imaging software is tring to tak an image of, for example, the Windows operating system, while they are actually in use.
All the best