new laptop, no security on it, best free software?

  john the scone 10:36 21 Jan 10
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hi, getting new laptop delivered today, got windows 7, 3gb ram, 1.2 celeron 220 processor intergrated graphics. no pre installed software.
got another laptop with avira antivir free, spybot, ccleaner. would this do for the new laptop as well? older laptop uses vista. dont want to overload new one with unnecessaries as just for surfing and watching movies. any other suggestions much apprciated, many thanks.
ps. instead of getting office programs would anyone recommend open office for basic word processing tasks. thanks

  rdave13 10:42 21 Jan 10

I use WSE on netbook; click here

  Clapton is God 10:43 21 Jan 10

Avast, SpywareBlaster, Windows Defender.

CCleaner isn't security software - it's a registry cleaner.

  golfpro 11:02 21 Jan 10

Have used AVG free on all of my computers for years now and would not change.

  Woolwell 11:07 21 Jan 10

Open Office is good.

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