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Hi,

I am a new vista user -- not sure yet about it. I would like recommendations for:
  1. Firewall - stickwith WIndows Firewall or get Zone Alarm
  2. Pop-up blocker - any reason to add one besides what's in IE?
  3. Anti-Virus - AVG or some other freeware? I am concerned that Norton Tool's seem to have too many features that eat cycles. I would never load Ghost on a computer again after the way it sucks up CPU.
  4. Backup software - any recommendation on backup software?
As far as setup -- what can I do to optimize the system for better operation. I only have 2 gig of RAM and it uses more than 50% just idling after boot up.

Any inputs are welcome.

Thanks,

Jim
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