Spyware & Virus Protection- Computer slow..need solutions

Hello all

I have 2 questions…1st - what is the best Spyware and Virus protection that is available…I currently have installed the AVG Free 9.0 sftware…I was wondering if this is sufficient for protection…2nd - My daughters computer is very slow…how do I correct this…what must I clean to help make it faster…any suggestions…I sat and removed all unused programs…just looking 4 help in this area…Thanks for the insight in advance

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I have 2 questions…1st - what is the best Spyware and Virus protection that is available…[/quote][ol]
[li]Never ever use an user account with administrative permissions unless there is some maintenance task to do.
[/li][li]Avoid cracks, keygens, torrented versions of commercial software
[/li][li]Consider any unrequested attachment to mail or messengers as potentially evil.
[/li][li]Don’t rely on security software.
[/li][li]Make sure, your software is always patched, that includes your OS, your browsers, mail clients, messengers as well as plugins like flash or Java. Adobe’s PDF Reader has a poor security history, so you may consider to replace that by something else.
[/li][/ol]As additional line of defense, you may have a look at Microsoft Security Essentials - at least there is some hope, a false positive will not render your system useless.

I currently have installed the AVG Free 9.0 sftware…I was wondering if this is sufficient for protection…
No.

2nd - My daughters computer is very slow…how do I correct this…what must I clean to help make it faster…any suggestions…I sat and removed all unused programs…just looking 4 help in this area…Thanks for the insight in advance

Check the system for malware from outside using a Live CD. If there is any, then it’s time for a flatten-and-rebuild-party.

Michael