I haven’t had anti-virus protection on my computers in years. I’ve just always been careful about what I download and what websites I visit. Well, as luck would have it, after getting my new hard drive, I backed up my C: drive onto my new hard drive using Windows backup and restore. The same day I got several Trojans downloading a program designed to help you back up your iPod. I should have known a free program to do such a thing was too good to be true when all the others were going for $30 dollars. Well, within minutes I had my computer back up and running using the restore DVD Windows 7 had made. Whew!
Now, I have anti-virus running. I gave in and relented despite most anti-virus programs being resource hogs. The program I downloaded was free and offered by Google. So far, it has worked like a charm and surprisingly is not a resource hog. Thank God for Google and their ever farther reaching hand when it regards computers, web apps, and software. Now I have some peace of mind.