New PC. What to do now?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Boomer, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Boomer

    Boomer

    I have just bought a new pc for trading. I am not a tech guy, so what do I need to do now?

    anivirus
    spyware
    any other programs to download?

    thanks...
     
  2. Bob111

    Bob111

  3. Boomer

    Boomer

    thanks bob.

    thats exactly the input i am looking for!
     
  4. Boomer

    Boomer

    put it behind a firewall...

    is that done through antivirus type software (norton's)
     
  5. just21

    just21

    Is the widows vista firewall good enough?
     
  6. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    uninstall norton, install avast instead.
     
  7. Boomer

    Boomer

    i will look up avast.

    i am running xp pro...

    my pc came with no pre-installed software, so i am free to get the best...
     
  8. FWIW... I've used Avast, Anti-Vir, AVG, Norton, and others.

    The one problem with Avast (well, it used to be) was that you had to reregister it each year.

    My old ISP recommend I use AVG, as that is what they used.
     
  9. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    that is not a problem, that just means they are still in business. :)
     
  10. Bob111

    Bob111

    how you connected to internet?
    i mean properly set router NAT firewall, software firewall will slowdown your trading applications and often will make them unstable.

    i would make restore point and then set XP according to to blackviper "safe" settings-

    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
     
    #10     Jan 28, 2008