many anti-virus and/or defraggers come as individual units in "Suites", such as Iolo's System Mechanic, the old school Norton (its been so long I don't even reemember what it was called, much less if it is still around), and many others. While I understand somewhat the reasons why such antivirus and defraggers are no longer necessary, what about all of the many other toys that come in such packages? Also, while I also understand that Windows users comprise 90 whatever %, while linux users are around two percent and that there "should" be no real danger, I deal with international forums which are comprised of 100,000's of members and which have in excess of two million guest hits per month. I dumped Windows because of security concerns (I am not a terrorist or a wierdo, but I spent many years in SpecOps-USARMY, and I know what "our" government is capable of.)....and I don't want them reading my emails to my mom, tracking my activities, or wondering why I submit so many FOIA requests. Nosy Bast#@&s!
Plus, I get tired of being held for ransom whenever a "new and improved" release comes out. So, I dumped Windows and installed Linux Mint on my desk-top and Debian on my laptop. They are both taking some getting used to, but I have not had this much fun since I got my Computer information Systems degree-back in Windows '95! However, I have found that I seem to have become "addicted" to running all of these toys that clean, repair, and all of that other nonsense that I was originally told was needed.
For a newbie on his second day of the big switch, A). do I still need any of those tools for optimum performance, and B), which ones, if any, would be good for safe daily international interaction on large forums? Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but these specifically mentioned sort of fit in here, I thought.
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