Respecttheblue Posted September 9, 2012 Share Posted September 9, 2012 One of my sons is defecting to Windows after wrecking his second Macbook motherboard—Any recommendations for for Anti Virus, anti-Malware, anti-root, and any indispensable windows utilities. I'm a 20-yr Mac user so not familiar with windows since the IBM XT and a brief stint with XP. (I do supposedly have an Intego Dual Protection Bit Defender (Win / Mac) program — but have only used the Mac side since I got it in 2010, and never needed the Windows side until possibly now) Any Win tips welcomed. P.S. His budget is about $8 c-bills and hardware-wise he's going with the a 3rd Gen Intel? Core™ i7-3610QM - based machine. HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive 9-cell lithium-ion battery 90W AC adapter Software: Windows Media Player; CyberLink YouCam DE and more Owner's manual PRODUCT FEATURES 3rd Gen Intel? Core™ i7-3610QM processor Features a 2.3GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz. Intel? Core™ i7 processor Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel? Turbo Boost Technology delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't. 8GB DDR3 SDRAM For multitasking power. Multiformat DVD?RW/CD-RW drive Create custom DVDs and CDs; supports DVD-RAM. 17.3" LED-backlit high-definition display With BrightView technology and 1600 x 900 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity. 1TB hard drive (5400 rpm) Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection guards against bumps and falls. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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