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Old 05-27-2006, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering which programs you think every computer should have on it. Such as Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and other software.
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Well this is all based on user preference more than anything. I prefer to use NOD32 for Anti-Virus. Windows Defender Beta 2 for Anti-Spyware. Zone Alarm Pro for Firewall. Other than that it is things such as Opera 9 Beta. Firefox, IE7, Adobe Creative Suite, Gamegain, Alcohol 120%, Nero 7, AMP Font Viewer. It all depends on what you do with your PC.
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There is no set programs you need, other than a few. If you're into gaming, you'll have lots of gaming applications. If you're into video editing, you'll have lots of video editing programs. Etc...
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I've got:

Cleanup!
Ccleaner
Adobe 7 Professional w/ Distiller w/Designer
Google Earth Pro
MSCONFIG Cleanup
Microsoft Office 2003 Pro
Symantec Antivirus 10 Corporate Editon
Nero 7 Ultimate Edition
WinISO
Trillian Pro 3.1
MSN Messenger 7.5
Limewire Pro
ACD Pro 8
Adobe PS CS2
AutoStreamer 1.33
BitComet
Cisco Network Assistant
DVD Decrypter
Crackers Kit
DVD Shrink
Adware SE Pro 1.6
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4
XoftSpy 4.22
ERD Commander 2005
DVD Region + CSS Free
Ewido
Hijackthis!
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
MoveonBoot
Network Stumbler
Nlite
Resource Hacker
RockXP
RadMin
VNC
Winrar 3.51
Winzip 10
XP Utilities

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u need

u need these programs, and they are free

Ccleaner
yahoo messenger
Avast antiviruse home edition
firefox
adobe reader
Winrar
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Why does someone need Yahoo Messanger? I dont and will not use that. So that one is pointless. Same for Firefox. If they prefer IE or Opera over FIrefox then they wouldnt need that.

I will agree with WinRar and CCleaner. Those are very useful.
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Mine:
FireFox (prefer it over Opera.)
WinRar
Adobe Photoshop
MS Word
Calculator
xFire
Steam (makes it easy finding games on CS.)
Adobe Acrobat
Windows Media Connect
Z Modeller
I suppose, AVG
iTunes
QuickTime

Don't need:
Software firewalls, hugely pointless.
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