Computers are becoming more and more as needed in the
modern home as the refrigerator or stove in the modern kitchen.
Universities require students to have one upon entering, many private and
some public Primary and Secondary schools also require a computer for
some, if not all classes. Our local Public Library has a 1 to 2 hour wait
time most nights for use of a computer. Many are checking mail or playing
games, but others are looking up reference material for reports that 20
years ago would have to be found in the Periodical Index in the back of
the Library after hours of searching key phrases and topics. Then, you
hoped no one cut out the part you needed from the said magazine; or, that
the Microfiche Machine was working and you had enough change..
Anti-Virus: As a long time user of Norton and McAfee, I
was skeptical about Freeware, but AVG has earned my trust.
Ad Blockers: Ad Aware works. You can pay for better control and automate
some of the features, or you can use the ShareWare version.
Spy Blockers: Spybot Search and Destroy is a true Freeware, and if you
never actually read another license agreement, read this one!