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    Advanced Member Lurch's Avatar
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    New to Windows 10 -- Software Downloads

    My old Dell GX620 refused to start up the other day so I took the hard drives out and put them in another GX620 case I had, with Windows 7. Then I bought a used Dell 960 with Win10 later in the day to have as a spare but I guess I'll run the Win10 and sideline the Win7 PC. The Win10 runs real good. Can you advise me which software is best to keep it running well? I got Irfanview, Glary Utilities. Should I also get Spywareblaster and C Cleaner?
    I've been using MS Edge browser and I kind of like it. It's a bit sluggish on facebook sometimes but not bad. I might keep running it. I was running Chrome on the Win7 PC. The onboard AV and Firewall seem to be secure.

    TIA for any tips.

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    The Microsoft AV and Firewall are fine, some of the others are really taxing on the performance. I rarely run CCleaner anymore, but it's not bad with really cluttered PCs. For anti-malware I usually get Malwarebytes, but only run the "on-demand" scanner once in a blue moon, nothing resident in the background.

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    Win 10 runs pretty good just on its own. Make sure to go into Privacy settings and give the apps or hardware permissions per your requirements.

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    OK thanks. Will do.
    They keep trying to get me back on google it seems but surprisingly I like Edge.
    I haven't like MSIE in many years. I think I used it when I first got online about 1998 for a while.

    Then I found Netscape Navigator and liked that better. I had a CD for it. Otherwise it would have taken me a week to download it on NetZero dialup.

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