how can i avoid my computer from having a virus again?

@yuseff (125)
Philippines
June 12, 2007 2:30pm CST
i just got my comp running again but i had to get someone else to fix it. i had to bring it to the shop so i can recover my files but i did'nt get them all back. it was a real hasel. what can i do to avoid my comp from getting a virus again? is there a software for that? what can i do to recover all my files?
3 responses
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
We use the AVG Free Edition and it's good enough for the purpose. Updates are automatically downloaded. We have used McAffee, Norton, and AVG and they function well. You may just search or go to download.com and you can get the free download of AVG.
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
18 Jun 07
I also benefit from a computer virus, or lose some information,although it is not very important,but still very frustrating, really hate those people who create viruses,and let my idols hackers let the world misunderstanding.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
12 Jun 07
First off use an antivirus program. There are several free ones so you have no excuse not to use one. Also get an adware removal program. You can get free ones also. This site has a good listing of all kinds of programs that you could use. http://www.freebyte.com/antivirus/