Software for New Computer - Advice please

  Border View 19:18 PM 11 Jul 11

Just got a new computer. Runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Has 8Gb RAM and a 1Gb graffics card.

Computers bought in the past have always come with software pre-loaded and I have gone along with what was there. This didn't.

Need advice please on which Photo Elements to buy and what software for burning DVDs and Cds.

  ACOLYTE 19:27 PM 11 Jul 11

Cant say much about the Photosoftware as i havent used any as such,but i do use this on My win7 64 bit system and it had never let me down yet. link text

  ACOLYTE 19:28 PM 11 Jul 11

Opps srry about that link text

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:58 PM 11 Jul 11

And more importantly what are you going to use for protection?

Windows & free protection use Microsoft Security essentials back that up with Malwarebytes

  Border View 20:17 PM 11 Jul 11

Hi Fruit Bat - I downloaded Avast as first priority.

What do you think about Super Antispyware instead of malwarebytes? I had problems on XP with malwarebytes - might be different with Windows 7.

Have not got my head around Windows security yet. I use Sunbelt firewall on my XP machine but understand that this firewall will not be available as a stand alone after December.

Thanks for your heads up.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:20 PM 11 Jul 11

Windows 7 own firewall is good enough

Avast is a good choice, use it myself.

Agree SA is good. Also use SAS as well as Malwarebytes (no problems with Malwarbytes on my XP system)

  Border View 20:26 PM 11 Jul 11

Will give Malwarebytes a go on this system. My only problem was updates. Had to disengage firewall to download updates.

Kind regards.

PS you Will probably see other queries as I come across them.

Thanks again

  Border View 22:50 PM 11 Jul 11

Still need advice re DVD/CD burning software and Photoshop.

Looking forward to your response.

  robin_x 23:29 PM 11 Jul 11

Imgburn for burning, or Ashampoo.

And for all you Freeware needs Gizmo's Reviews and Downloads. Click Categories on the Home Page.


(btw New Computer? Make your Recovery DVDs, setup and install a few basic progs. AV, Browser, Screensaver etc. Then Make a System Image. Better than Factory Install some months later.)


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