the reformatting. Of course, the first thing I had to do was delete all those worthless programs Microsoft insists I need. Like some Penguin game. Uh, sure.

I successfully installed the back up of my Firefox profile and all of my emails (whew!) but apparently didn’t back up my contacts and my Carbonite back up is busy installing pictures and music. I had downloaded all of my documents folder to my portable hard drive, so those went right back on the computer.

I’d made a list of the programs that I use most frequently, and am working on reinstalling those. I’m not installing anything else unless I find myself missing it for some reason.

One thing I did decide to do is ditch McAfee. I was only using it because we get it for free through Comcast, but since we’re switching to Verizon for internet (I think. Because we’re ditching Comcast cable TV tomorrow for DirectTV) and since I’ve always thought it cause problems with the computer, I’m going to use a new virus program. Any recommendations that aren’t Norton? (since I hate Norton even more than McAfee). I was thinking of trying AVG for the short term.

And at some point, I really need to figure out an add-on to Firefox or something that will help me organize and manage my crazy list of bookmarks!

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