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                    Setting up a firewall-- a piece of hardware or software that blocks
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A virus on his PC (Romeo and Juliet) but can't disinfect it. We recommend creating a virus free boot disk, putting the anti virus on it, then running it. Try for a web based disinfector.
Leo also like F-Prot, a free DOS based antivirus from
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For our caller who was installing a network card for his sister who's off to college, we really like 3COM NICs. Make sure to get the right NIC for the network type and speed.

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Intel Celeron 366A overclocked to 550 Abit BM-6
motherboard with 64 MB RAM               $270
Enlight Medium Mini-Tower Case                70
Mouse/Keyboard                                         30
Floppy                                                         20
CD-ROM 40x                                             50
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 20 GB drive      250
SoundBlaster Live Value                              50
STB Voodoo3 2000 Video Card                 90
Headphones                                                 90
MAG 17" monitor                                      279
Grand Total                                            $1199

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