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Old 26th March 2011, 10:13   #2971
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Which is a good Anti-Virus to buy for personal notebook?
Reasonable pricing would be good.
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I have never bought anti-virus, but I remember Quick Heal fixing my laptop when McAfee/Norton/Kaspersky/AVG failed.

Maybe others will have more helpful comments.

PS: I wouldn't recommend McAfee, it is just too intrusive.
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Which is a good Anti-Virus to buy for personal notebook?
Reasonable pricing would be good.
During my Windows years, I used AVG and it worked really well and moreover it was free. But since the days I started using Linux, I never needed one though.
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Go for Avast and Malware bytes combo.
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Old 26th March 2011, 14:32   #2975
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Go for Avast and Malware bytes combo.
How do you rate these against Quick Heal?
Any first hand experiences?
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Get MS security essentials. Its free.
Along with that get Avast. its lightweight.

Once a month do manual scan with malware bytes free(full system scan).
You do not need to spend any money.
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I need the spare laptop for 3 months. The only thing which will be done on this is browsing and playing flash based games. What's the best option for me?

Is renting cheap - how much will one cost - what other options do I have?
Can I buy some old second laptop cheap?
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Old 27th March 2011, 09:40   #2978
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Get MS security essentials. Its free.
Along with that get Avast. its lightweight.

Once a month do manual scan with malware bytes free(full system scan).
You do not need to spend any money.
Installed Avast today. Essentials, I had already installed. Will check malware bytes. Yes I did not want to choke the system, as the its only a netbook (but still better, as its dual core rather than the single core Atom).

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PS: Sorry for posting here. I realized later that there is an thread on Anti-Virus.
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Yes I did not want to choke the system, as the its only a netbook (but still better, as its dual core rather than the single core Atom).
Which netbook do you have? How much did you pay for it?
What's a netbook good for? What's it not good for? What OS is it running?

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Which netbook do you have? How much did you pay for it?
What's a netbook good for? What's it not good for?
Following was my thought process:

Essence of netbook:
- Small and Light weight
- Portable
- Mainly used for browsing, chat, mail and other lighter things on the go
- Typical display is 10.1 inch for such netbooks.
- If some one needs a more powerful system, the basic one is one with a 13inch display and i3/i5 or equivalent CPU.
- But I did not want a 13 display, as I was leaning on the lighter side.
- But a 10 inch display is too small and keyboard gets cramped.
- Add to it, ATOM CPU is not that fast, if you needs some amount MS-Office.
- So the best combo is one with a 12 inch display.
- Intel/AMD have products in the ATOM CPU range, but with Dual core now.
- I wanted a 12 inch display machine, which is portable, reasonably large and some what more powerful in performance than the regular ATOM 10 inch netbooks.

Products Availbale:
- Sony VAIO. There is a basic model starting at 27K (11.6 inch display I think).
- Asus EeePC (Starting at 21K)

Asus fit my requirements to a T. The model is 1215T. Dual Core AMD, ATI Graphics, 2GB DDR3, 6Cell Lithium and ASUS mother board (obviously) and Windows 7 Starter.

Its very good, mid level performance, extremely portable, display is ample (12.1 as compared 11.6 of VAIO) and keyboard is not cramped. Battery runs about 4-6 hours depending on the application (though in the 8-10 hour range as of Netbooks)

Specs: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Eee - ASUS Eee PC 1215T
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Products Availbale:
- Sony VAIO. There is a basic model starting at 27K (11.6 inch display I think).
Not sure if it makes sense going for this - for a few thousand more, you can get a proper laptop like a Dell Vostro
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- Asus EeePC (Starting at 21K)

Asus fit my requirements to a T. The model is 1215T. Dual Core AMD, ATI Graphics, 2GB DDR3, 6Cell Lithium and ASUS mother board (obviously) and Windows 7 Starter.
This pricepoint sounds better for a netbook - so what exactly does it lack as compared to a full fledged Windows 7?
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Not sure if it makes sense going for this - for a few thousand more, you can get a proper laptop like a Dell Vostro
I agree, but the difference is in size/weight. That is the only thing you are gaining.

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This pricepoint sounds better for a netbook - so what exactly does it lack as compared to a full fledged Windows 7?
Quite many things. Many folks suggested change to premium, but I am OK with it. For that difference, I got a 3 year warranty and MS-Office home.
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I need the spare laptop for 3 months. The only thing which will be done on this is browsing and playing flash based games. What's the best option for me?

Is renting cheap - how much will one cost - what other options do I have?
Can I buy some old second laptop cheap?

Any opinions on this, anyone?

How much does renting a laptop cost? Any reliable shops which rent out laptops in Mumbai?
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install avast, run a boot time scan, you should be good.
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Any opinions on this, anyone?

How much does renting a laptop cost? Any reliable shops which rent out laptops in Mumbai?
I am not sure even if there are second hand outlets? If you try the electronic mother board shops, where they sell assembled computers, they may have some ideas.
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