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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:19 PM

I've had both Norton and McAfee. What a waste. Both let in major viruses. I've had better luck using the freeware anti virus programs.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:26 PM

there are some great free anti viruses out there. i never understood why people insist on paying for it.
the one i tell people about is avast , its free and works great.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:28 PM

there are some great free anti viruses out there. i never understood why people insist on paying for it.
the one i tell people about is avast , its free and works great.

I've had both Norton and McAfee. What a waste. Both let in major viruses. I've had better luck using the freeware anti virus programs.


Just finished super-anti-vir session, took awhile,found cookies but didn't ID anything major...I guess some use what came loaded w/ machine and hope for the best. Figuring maker is making compatable, safe, recomendation :(

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:35 PM

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. You pay for protection and they can't even protect you from the old stuff out there. The Fraudulent anti-virus has been around for a while. couple of different versions but it has been around.

NewPaws what browser do you use? If IE i would consider going to another browser.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:39 PM

yeh it's IE, did I mention those of us semiresistant to making changes? Which are you recommending?

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:58 PM

I have been running Firefox & Google Chrome on different machines. They both are good, but have read some disappointing things about chrome in it's built in reporting software.

One I'm eager to look into at some point is avant. Supposedly almost identical in operation to IE and looks to have a support forum. One of the guys at work is using it & says he likes it.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:47 AM

I have had no problems here,of course I am using Linux.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 05:59 AM

I use FF the most. Only IE for those sites that don't like FF.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:29 AM

Yeah, I agree with all that has been said. Avast + Firefox usually ends in good results. The only thing I might add is that it could be a false positive from Norton. I doubt it, but it is possible.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:44 AM

i use opera for the forums and chromium for face book. i dont use a anti virus since i use Linux and not on a network.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 10:29 AM

I use Chrome as well, but I have FF installed and use it once in a while. But I'm also on Linux so no anti-virus as well. I have the wife on MSE and have not had any issues so far but I put her on it in June after many many years with AVG. Never had an issue with AVG. Our granddaughter is now on Linux after a bout with the Fraudulent anti virus malware you experienced. She was on McAfee from ATT at the time.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:37 PM

Yeah, being on Linux is really the best idea. Unless you are a power user or on a business computer Linux is flipping awesome!

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:00 PM

I've used several anti virus programs (Vista Home Prem.), Computer Associates Suite came with my T/W high speed Roadrunner service. After a couple years CA kept crashing so I went with Avast, the paid version. It had some kind of problem that needed "them" to fix... They charged me money and the program still didn't work.

Now I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials, It's free, easy to use and runs quietly in the background. I figgered MS had the most to lose by having their systems compromised so they would take pretty good care of the security. It's found some "malware" but I'm still waiting to get a virus to check it out though.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Now I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials, It's free, easy to use and runs quietly in the background. I figgered MS had the most to lose by having their systems compromised so they would take pretty good care of the security. It's found some "malware" but I'm still waiting to get a virus to check it out though.

Well, at least it is FREE. It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft charged to keep out the viruses that are exploiting loopholes in THEIR OWN OS! You are being more charitable towards Microsoft than I feel. If Microsoft was truly gung-ho on security, they should start by tightening up the security settings for new Windows installations....Or perhaps they have finally turned the corner with Windows 7.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Took a wwwhile for nort to do or act like doing what it's getting paid for. A few items were found and alledgedly cleared. It's claiming I'm secure but...?


Ummmhh.... your probably ahead of me on this, but...... did you remember to empty the lint screen???




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