11462Re: [genpcncfir] ANTI VIRUS PROGRAMS
- Apr 1, 2004Hi Marilyn and all,
It is quite scary to have something mess up your computer like that. I am overly stringent to prevent something like that, which tends to get me into trouble - like when I delete a system file, not once but twice!
I am retired as a computer programmer. To keep up with my computer, I receive information from Kim Komando at www.komando.com (careful a mistype takes you where you DO NOT want to go. I commend to you her advice. She recommends having a security and a firewall. She frequently recommends products and solutions � and many are free.
You can find information on her site using a search feature.
Entering �firewall�, I see there is input from people who are NOT satisfied with Norton Antivirus with Firewall. I do not use it, but I recommend that you see what they say before you try it. There might be a common mistakes you could avoid.
Entering �ZoneAlarm� gives input on that product. I can see the overviews are similar to my own experience. I downloaded this particular product � choosing the 2 week trial version of one that they charge for. I was unhappy with all its bells and whistles and removed it after two days. A positive result was that my computer is now free of all the trash that gave me popup ads at an alarming rate. I liked the results so much I would download it (and remove it) again if they startup again. I am planning to try the totally free version when I have a moment I wish to experiment with it.
I hope this helps, I would be happy to talk about this again.
See Kim�s topic �Questions about downloading software?�
FREE SOFTWARE that she recommends, includes:
1. Spyware and Adware Squasher - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Fight back against ad-supported software components (otherwise known as "spyware") with Adaware, a free removal utility that scans your system and allows you to safely remove spyware components from your memory, registry and hard drives. (Which also gets my son�s approval.)
2. Free Virus Protection - http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
AVG AntiVirus is freeware that protects your computer from viruses and worms. Place infected files in a vault or clean them. The easy-to-use interface allows you to scan on demand and set up for e-mail protection. Download updates for free!
squizzie <squizzie@...> wrote:
Well as you can see Jewelle (bless her heart) got me back up and running
with the group again. Have a question for everyone. Has anyone used
Norton Antivirus with Firewall? I have Norton Antivirus, but it could
not remove the trojan virus from the computer. Had to get a program
called Trojan Remover. Or does anyone have any good suggestions?
Appreciate any and all help.
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