Hi, i'm looking for somebody to give me some advice. I bought a computer about six months ago and since then i've had to take it three times to be re-setup costing 25.00 a time. The fourth time it happened I was told that the motherboard was causing the problem and it needed to be changed. I had it changed and have since not had the same problem. I did not have any virus protection on the computer until a couple of days ago. I installed norman anti virus for free. I then installed morpheus to download some music. Since then my computer has been slowing down and pages have been freezing. I went on to the symantec website and downloaded a few of the virus removal tools. The ones I downloaded were mydoom@mm, beagle@mm, welchia.worm and blaster.worm. None of these found any viruses. I also scanned the hard disk with norman anti virus and that found nothing. This morning when i turned on the computer I had a report from e-anthology stop sign saying that it had found viruses, the most commen being trojan. It's now asking me to pay, so it can cure the viruses. As you can probably tell I havn't got much of an idea when it comes to computers. My questions are:
What is the best anti virus software to get for the money.
Do these free anti virus software work the same way as ones you are paying for.
Can you still use the sites to download music or will the viruses still get through.