Right, got Windows 7 running in 64 bits on my laptop, after playing with the 32 bit version for a while. Having some problems with sounds but eh, I'm not the only one...
So, anti-virus software
Windows wants to me install some. I've turned off the notification in the action centre.
However, I did
go to the recommended page to browse potential softwares and got swamped under the 20+ that were offered to me. D: I've had really, really negative experiences with AV software in the past, total resource hogs that get in the way, are generally unhelpful, conflict with other software, and in the odd case even seemingly break my 'puters.
So I generally don't use any, and try to practice "safe computer use" as much as possible. Yeah, I know that isn't a great idea generally, something will probably come along and mess with your shit eventually.
And now I'm going to have to start using my laptop in public places, University, schools etc.
What I'd like to know, generally speaking, is what software people are using, and especially if it is on Windows 7 32- or 64- bit, and how that is working out for them. Are they heavy duty programs, paid for, serious software which yeah takes up some resource but does a great job, or lightweight, free easy to use do the job ok-ish types. Or is there something within Windows 7 itself which should keep me safe. I guess there are dedicated websites for this sort of thing, but I like/respect the voice and opinions of the PA crowd more than most hardcore PC hardware/software sites.
So what are you guys running?