Friday, December 30, 2005

For your Information

If anyone has been having antivirus problems. I used Norton for a long time, but recently ( year ago ) my computer guy told me about Trend Micro PC-Cillin . You have to remove Norton.

It can be purchased throught www.newegg.com approx $50.00 when I bought it.
Not sure of cost now .

I installed it and it found ( 2 ) Problems Norton Missed Right away!!

Have been using for a year in my business on 6 computers , no problems at all.

Just an Idea, May work well for you, May not ?

PS: you can also download a program Called " spybot search and destroy" and /or "Ad-Aware se" Both are available free Ad-Aware is available at www.lavasoft.com I dont remember where i got spybot . type in spybot & should direct you. I run both of these at least 1 a week.

10 Comments:

Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

Well I had virus/spyware problems that I was unaware of.

You see, I unknowingly had ALOT of viruses and spyware on my computer,and the CD drive stoped working. The computer was seemingly slow and kick me off the computer once in awhile. I didn't put the two together until yesterday.

We took the computer in to Best Buy to get the CD drive replaced. And that is when we found the MAIN problem viruses and spyware.

We had a anti-virus but program but it expired awhile back ago.And the spyware program we had didn't work for nothing.

Sad to say we had to spend ALOT of money to get all the viruses and spyware removed.But hopefully once we get the computer back and the new anti-virus and spyware programs installed, the computer will work much better and faster.

And if you wonder why we just didn't install the programs to remove what we had on it.... well since the CD drive didn't work we couldn't install nothing.

I'm just happy Todd kept his old computer and it works with the internet. That is why I am here still.

Ohhhh by the way.... don't install Kazaa, that is were most of the stuff came from.

December 30, 2005 2:13 PM  
Blogger Jango Fett said...

I hate Kazaa, to many virues in mp3 music files

December 30, 2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

Useful post there, Jabajim.

I've used Spybot and Ad-aware too. I would also suggest, if your computer runs Windows XP, to use the anti-spyware program that comes with Service Pack 2. It actually detects more spyware than either Spybot and Ad-aware. However, each of the three programs will detect spyware that the other two do not. So it is important to update your anti-spyware programs.

A final word - even if you do not plan on using the anti-spyware program that comes with it, I strongly recommend downloading Service Pack 2 if your computer runs on XP. It patches up a lot of security holes.

December 30, 2005 10:16 PM  
Blogger Captain Typho said...

I found that Norton interfered with my Verizon DSL connectivity. I had to switch to McAfee for virus protection.

December 30, 2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jango Fett said...

I have DSL and Norton wasnt working. Try using Virus/Spyware protection McAfee, works great with DSL.

December 30, 2005 11:55 PM  
Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

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December 31, 2005 4:40 AM  
Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

Wow... I just realized we bought the Trend Micro PC-cillin antivirus program. I'm glad it works good. The guy at Best Buy said it was the best around.

We also got Webroot Spy Sweeper for the spyware. Does anyone have this or heard of it.... I would like to know how well it works.

December 31, 2005 4:42 AM  
Blogger Jabafatboy said...

web root is good program, as yoda said though all of these will find diferent stuff, therefore you may still want to down load the others.
I actually have (3) that I use

December 31, 2005 7:16 AM  
Blogger Revan said...

I got Virus Scan, My Computer Feakish Friend downloaded it for free! It's really good! It will probally cost you a LOT unless you find someone to get it for you for free.

December 31, 2005 11:39 AM  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I am a big fan of Spybot and AdAware. I use them both at work, though sometimes spyware gets so bad, it's more worth it to wipe the machine and start over. A lot of spyware gets all over the computer's registry, making it very difficult to get rid of.

I have Norton at home and I'm satisfied with the results thus far. I just built a machine recently, so I haven't had much opportunity to much it up yet.

January 04, 2006 3:58 PM  

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