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ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#16New Post! Mar 16, 2007 @ 17:01:38
i hate it when you download a free version of a virus software and they scan and find the problems but then a pop up says that to do anything with the files you must buy their product i hate it alot considering that mcafree sugested that i try those certain programs
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#17New Post! Mar 16, 2007 @ 17:05:35
That's what happens when you don't listen to me
vavoom On December 01, 2011




Beirut, Lebanon
#18New Post! Mar 16, 2007 @ 17:06:35
Listen to the guy!
MonkeyMadness On April 08, 2015
Lord of your mum





Big Tree, United Kingdom
#19New Post! Mar 16, 2007 @ 17:06:36
@dragonwars Said
you realize if you run two virus scanners they pick up things the other one has quarantined? occasionally they pick up each other too.


these two dont pick up each other but it has happened before, it was slightly amusing, and yes i know they pick up what the other has quarantined, thats how i know one is better than the other
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#20New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 18:08:01
@jonnythan Said
For general day-to-day protection, I use and recommend:

AVG Free, realtime protection off, scheduled daily scans
Spybot, scheduled weekly scans
Firefox as your default browser
Windows Firewall
A hardware router

With these five items, you will have very lightweight yet very effective protection.

By being careful about what you download and run from the internet, you can use these items and never see a virus or malware again.

Download and use more specialized scanning tools as required to clean particular infections.



so with a firewall and firefox would you say using spybot and ad-aware is enough???
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#21New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:09:53
No, those are not enough. You need an antivirus product such as NOD32 or AVG Free.
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#22New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:11:01
oh alright.. thanks.. I wish the computer guys where I got it from could just install everything needed.. bam!!
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#23New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:27:35
ok.. now I have ad-aware, Spybot search & destroy, Spyware Blaster, and lastly AVG ... ahhh it feels like I am preparing myself to download porn or something.. do I have too many programs?
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#24New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:29:41
I'd say that you have too many spyware programs. I've been quite successful sticking with just Spybot and using Ad-Aware occasionally if necessary. One is good, two is good, three is too much. Get rid of Ad-Aware or Spyware Blaster.

[who is your avatar?]
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#25New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:34:44
geeze ok This is so complicated.

[me, why?]
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#26New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:42:25
It's not really that tough when you get the basics.

You need:

A firewall [like a router]
Antivirus [like AVG free]
Spyware protection [like Spybot]
Firefox

[cause I thought it was someone famous. I didn't know what you look like ]
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#27New Post! Apr 07, 2007 @ 23:44:38
Why firefox.. I firefox though, I remember with my old computer IE gave me problems with pop-ups and crap *puts Jon in pocket* ok.. I might need you later again

[oh, dork, ]
doodman On September 17, 2007

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#28New Post! Apr 08, 2007 @ 19:00:26
@unspokenwords Said
Why firefox.. I firefox though, I remember with my old computer IE gave me problems with pop-ups and crap *puts Jon in pocket* ok.. I might need you later again

[oh, dork, ]


firefox seems to be getting alot more poplular than IE, you still need to keep IE so don't delete it, firefox is faster than IE and you can change the style it comes in i.e skins, etc, it also is meant to be safer than IE. sorry to butt in
ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#29New Post! Apr 10, 2007 @ 17:40:07
no problem with that you can stay lol not to sound like your a lost puppy doodman do you have any more info on good comp programs?
doodman On September 17, 2007

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#30New Post! Apr 12, 2007 @ 20:53:44
@ravinclaw_41 Said
no problem with that you can stay lol not to sound like your a lost puppy doodman do you have any more info on good comp programs?


i get most of my stuff from places like

www.computeractive.co.uk
www.filehippo.com
www.cnet.com
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