One of my brothers got his Windows eaten by viruses (again). I got it (computer) into roughly working shape for starters and convinced him (brother) that Internet connection is really good and useful thing to have. At least for antivirus updates, if not anything else.
So I am preparing for second trip there tomorrow and going over list of software I must get on that computer so it he they don’t bug me too much.
Interesting question, since I spend most of my time hugging portable antivirus, liveCD antivirus, corporate antivirus… None on the list is exactly family thing.
I think I will go with Avast Home Edition. I hear decent feedback about that one and free ensures it won’t go dead because of neglected payment.
Don’t think there is enough order to get proper scheduled routine with Cobian Backup. Will consider Dropbox with “drop stuff here” (intended I guess) usage.
Opera obviously. And properly upgrading Internet Explorer to version 8, even if not used directly – there is plenty of software that makes use of IE engine. And latest Flash version.
CCLeaner, shortcut with automated cleanup, or maybe scheduled.
MyDefrag as screensaver.
Probably gmail – skips need for proper mail software. Heard new registrations require mobile phone activation now, might have to go with local co-branded version instead.
Over my dead cold body.
None. As useful as Comodo Firewall is for me, installing it for home user is trouble unless I am willing to spend next week(s) educating. Am not.
Local factor decides, so ICQ with one of fitting clients.
Been looking for something lately, since Skype plugin I had used died. Mikogo is better fit for collaborative work than tech support.
Decided to try CrossLoop. Very streamlined and uses TightVNC with encryption on top.
Patches, patches, patches. Not all but every single security-related one.
Ouch, this is going to be some boring Friday. Think I missed something? What are your picks for installing on [remote] family PC?
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