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jackowalkie
02-05-2011, 10:52 AM
Just bought a new laptop and didn't want to pay extra $200 for them to install anti virus software and crap. Any recommendations on free, good virus protection?


Send it in a PM if you need to.



I also need to find a way to get a 'cheap' version of Microsoft Office


Thanks in advance

KR.Z
02-05-2011, 10:53 AM
If you're a student, you can get ms office for free or cheap through your school (legit).

jackowalkie
02-05-2011, 11:02 AM
If you're a student, you can get ms office for free or cheap through your school (legit).

I am a student. Do schools usually sale it at a discount or what?

The only thing I've ever bought from my school is over-priced books.

Boatski
02-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Office Alternative:
http://www.openoffice.org/

Anti-Virus:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Hoo-Haa
02-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Avast! is good free AV.

Get openoffice for free and google how to set it up like MS Office - only need to change a few settings and its good to go.

KR.Z
02-05-2011, 11:05 AM
I am a student. Do schools usually sale it at a discount or what?

The only thing I've ever bought from my school is over-priced books.

Depends on what school you go to. I know here at FSU, you can get the student teacher edition for damn near free. (like $20 bucks). Open office is another good alternative though.

diablos
02-05-2011, 11:11 AM
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

jackowalkie
02-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Avast! is good free AV.

Get openoffice for free and google how to set it up like MS Office - only need to change a few settings and its good to go.

My gf actually bought this laptop and she's mostly worried about MS Office because she has to give a lot of presentations in Powerpoint. So you've used Openoffice with the changes and the files work perfectly and open as they should on any pc with MS Office?

genetics 83
02-05-2011, 11:38 AM
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

i would say this

Ces.
02-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Office Alternative:
http://www.openoffice.org/

Anti-Virus:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Was gonna post exactly this.

baelish
02-05-2011, 11:59 AM
I am a student. Do schools usually sale it at a discount or what?

The only thing I've ever bought from my school is over-priced books.

http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspx

Hoo-Haa
02-06-2011, 12:27 AM
My gf actually bought this laptop and she's mostly worried about MS Office because she has to give a lot of presentations in Powerpoint. So you've used Openoffice with the changes and the files work perfectly and open as they should on any pc with MS Office?

Yep you just change the default saving options and thats it :)

209manny
02-06-2011, 02:02 AM
man what a rip off $200 to install an anti virus? LOL gtfo!

Ultra_Magnus
02-06-2011, 08:07 AM
man what a rip off $200 to install an anti virus? LOL gtfo!

lol no ****.

Get aVAST, its the best free oen right now imho

Liquid Rage
02-06-2011, 08:52 AM
get avg and open office.