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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #25 on: Jul 26, 2009, 05:02:51 PM »
True best way to rid of Norton anything is format hard drive and start over, geesh I hate Norton products, of course, this may be over-kill for some.

Quite happy with the free version of Avast.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #26 on: Jul 26, 2009, 05:17:10 PM »
That is a bit drastic, imo. The removal tool will remove all instances of any Norton programs on your hard drive without removing or touching any other programs.

I have early version copies of Norton and McAfee from the early 90's in my attic on floppies. ;)

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #27 on: Jul 26, 2009, 09:39:13 PM »
I ran Norton when it was just a Anti-Virus program and it was quite good.  Once they went to the Internet Suite, it was all downhill from there.  Way too much overhead.  Trend Micro did exactly the same thing.

The removal tool does quite well.  I had to use it and it worked perfectly.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #28 on: Jul 29, 2009, 08:34:29 AM »
Yeah, the av was the best. The suite worked well for a number of years but others started putting out better products that weren't in a suite. Probably too much work involved in suites to make everything work well and work together.

I also have a lot of old Windows 3.0, MS Word, old betas of frontpage pre-releases before it was integrated into Office (actually before there was an office, LOL), and a ton of shareware among other things. Hmmm, maybe it's time I cleaned the attic...  :yikes:

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #29 on: Jul 29, 2009, 09:22:09 PM »
AVG is my choice for anti-virus for now.  It has worked well for me and on my wife's computer.  I still just use the free version.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #30 on: Jul 30, 2009, 08:57:45 AM »
AVG is really good. I've used it for a number of year but am trying out Threatfire, atm.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #31 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:31:49 PM »
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Norton VIrus protection 360 3.0 wont update for me , now says it is for Speed internets not my slow dial up.

Anyone know if I can have Avg an Norton on the same time? Or will one kill the other?

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #32 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:50:27 PM »
Normally you will see a conflict when you have 2 virus protection programs running on the same machine.  Norton is probably the worst one for complaining about other programs too.  I would remove it and use the AVG free edition.  It should work fine on dial-up. 
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #33 on: Jan 19, 2010, 08:33:43 AM »
Avast and AVG work well together, personal experience, especially on a computer that get used by anyone (some don't care what they do), so had 2 AV's going to be safer, now just Avast free, mine too has only Avast free (no one but me touches).

Avast or AVG will work better over dialup, just disable auto update.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #34 on: Feb 04, 2010, 04:51:23 PM »
Jim where do you go to download adaware and spy bot?  I'm not sure which ones to download.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #35 on: Feb 04, 2010, 05:01:36 PM »
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #36 on: Feb 05, 2010, 10:59:04 AM »
Thanks Tina, I have downloaded them. I am about as dumb as dirt when it comes to this kinda stuff.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #37 on: Feb 05, 2010, 11:06:21 AM »
Me too. I learned a lot here.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #38 on: Feb 05, 2010, 07:23:23 PM »
Those links are in the first post of the Spyware topic. 
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #39 on: Feb 06, 2010, 01:14:47 AM »
So I'm blind as well as being dumb as dirt.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #40 on: Feb 06, 2010, 11:26:28 AM »
Actually, the links are hard to see.  I need to make them bold or underline or something because I looked twice before finding the link to AVG that is in the first post of this topic as well.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #41 on: Feb 06, 2010, 12:00:49 PM »
Dumb as dirt here.  :wavey:
I knew they were there and still went crawling all over the internet looking for them so I could link you.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #42 on: Feb 06, 2010, 12:19:53 PM »
So I'm blind as well as being dumb as dirt.

You are neither blind, nor dumb, Aunt Bonnie. A little nuts, perhaps, but that is all. :giggle: The links are hard to see. I will check to see if Jim bolded them now, so others don't have the same problem...

Dumb as dirt here.  :wavey:
I knew they were there and still went crawling all over the internet looking for them so I could link you.

Ditto what I posted for Aunt Bonnie except for substituting your name. And thank you for taking the trouble to look for them for her... :NewHug:
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #43 on: Apr 24, 2010, 09:20:10 AM »
I downloaded avg but now it wants money.  If there is a free version I didn't find it.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #44 on: Apr 24, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »
This should do it Tammy.  The AVG site makes it hard to find the link to the free version. This is from CNET.

AVG free version

You might want to uninstall the "paid" version before installing this one.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #45 on: Apr 24, 2010, 11:32:56 AM »
thank you for finding the free link for me.  And the advice to uninstall the paid version.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #46 on: Apr 24, 2010, 11:52:37 AM »
You're very welcome.
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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #47 on: Sep 12, 2013, 07:31:40 AM »
I have the security essentials on the new computer.  I know it doesn't catch everything because I had that on the last computer.  What should I add and will I have to take off what I currently have?

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #48 on: Sep 12, 2013, 09:19:36 AM »
I have Avast and Malwarebytes.  So far so good.

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Re: Virus protection
« Reply #49 on: Sep 12, 2013, 09:58:24 AM »
Reading through this topic you will find various opinions on which programs to use.  AVG and AVAST are good and are still free.  They both have paid versions but I've had really good luck with the free versions so far.  For a free anti-virus program either one will work.
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