Program choices basic group  favourites

By TonyGuitar
May 17, 2006
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    This list of some of my basic choices of programs may not be the sharpest. It*s because I am such a loner, ... social, but play a lot of guitar and don*t mix as much as I should.

    Alter or add your knowledge of excellent programs you like, and I*ll be forever in debt to you.
    These are my choices. There must be dozens of great ones...eh?

    Pgm Choices
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    Browser Firebird Opera MS-IE

    Mail Client Thunderbird Gmail.com OutLook Express

    Res Scanner AVG Avast Webroot

    Manual Scan AVG Webroot MSDefender

    Music Player Real Player Win Player Quicktime

    QuickPrint PrintmasterPlatinum

    Resources meter CoolBeans [small, always on top..love it]

    Photos Post Picassa Hello

    CD DVD Nero

    Word Processor CorelWordPerfect MSWP

    Phone Skype [Vbuzzer GizmoProject Blueface.IE[new to me]

    Quick Start PCBoost

    Search GoogleDektop GoogleEarth
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    Here`s my un-exciting additions to your list -

    Browser Firefox/Opera

    Anti-virus - AVG, Online scanner - Trend Micro

    Firewall - ZoneAlarm,Kerio or Sygate

    Music - Winamp, mplayer2, Quicktime

    Antispyware - Spybot search and destroy,Ad-aware,Ewido, Online scanner - Trend Micro

    Clean up utility - CCleaner
  3. TonyGuitar

    TonyGuitar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Peddant, Thank you.

    Yes thanks. Seems you agree with some of my choices. I have Spybot and use it now and again. Someone mentioned that AVG nailed way more malware that Spybot. That may have been true but I suspect Spybot can find bugs others may not depending on type.

    Win some, lose some. TG
  4. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    The distinction between viruses and spyware is a lot more blurred than it used to be,but AVG is still decribed as anti-virus,so don`t rely on it to deal with anything else.

    Spybot and Ad-aware do tend to find different things to each other.

    Ewido has a good record with keyloggers.

    The point being,use several anti- spyware programs not just one.
  5. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy Newcomer, in training Posts: 459

    :grinthumb you should vote on my poll "Fender or Gibson". It's here:http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=49567
    It's tied at the moment, 8 votes each.
    I use a pretty nifty anti virus program called a squared, but no-one ever mentions it here, dunno why, I think it's pretty good. I tried a guitar program called Guitar Pro 5 (for ultimate guitar tabs) but the trial period has ended now and it's quite expensive. I use VuePrint pro and Dell Paint Shop Photo Album 5 for pictures. I use iTunes for music mostly, dunno why people complain about it, except that it's totally incompatible with everything else. I use ccleaner as well. That's about it, except for games, e-mail and Techspot there's really not much more I use the computer for, but that's probably enough, I want to play guitar a lot too :D
    EDIT: I forgot Bebo, but I've gone off that lately, it got boring. It's kind of like MySpace, for those who don't know.
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