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   Posted 4/20/2011 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry computer probs. used norton, costly, still trying to
get rid of bugs. sorry, jamie
 
PS NO BUGS WHEN POSTED!!!!!!!!!! IT'S OK!!!!
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Post Edited (jamiee) : 4/20/2011 5:13:13 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/20/2011 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
fixed. many probs. fire-wall went, many bugs crept in. happened posting on hw 2 nights ago. had 2 shut it down. am back, less in the wallet........and it caused my much anxiety over security and stuff. cheers, jamie
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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
There is something going on with the forum too. The back button doens't always work. I guess it is from the ads.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Jamie, you don't have to fork out for expensive virus scanners. Microsoft security essentials (MSE) and Avast work really good and are free. I've never had a virus with either, it's just I found Avast a bit too noisy, so am now using MSE instead. There's also a program called Stinger which is free from McAfee, you can install it to a USB stick and run it if a virus is stopping you from running your normal virus scanner. Paid for virus scanners tend to include a lot of bloatwear which can slow your computer down. I'm against the paid for ones because of this, and because of the fact the free ones work just aswell. Also if you're using your computer in a normal way, Windows own firewall is sufficient for keeping your computer safe.

Hope your computer is working better now anyway, I'm sorry to hear it effected your anxiety so.

Gem x
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   Posted 4/20/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I got a message two days ago that a virus called "Rogue Scanner" was affecting Healing Well.com. My program blocked it from my computer and threw it into the Virus Vault. I deleted it from the vault later in the day.

I use AVG program, though I used Norton for years, like you, Jamie.
AVG is so good and less expensive than Norton, I think, though Norton is supposed to be one of the best.

The forum seems to be functioning normally today.

Hope everyone is feeling chipper today.

I.G.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi IG,

Juat wanted to say hello. I hope you and Jamie are both having a good day. I am going to get the norton antivirus. I just got a new computer and I got it free for 60 days. So I think I will continue with it this time if it isn't too expensive. I had maleware. It is free. But want to make sure I am protecting my computer.

Do you recommend norton?

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/20/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
norton all the way!!! jamie.
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   Posted 4/20/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning, Karen,

Yes, I think Norton is excellent. My psychiatrist's husband is an
executive banker and he uses Norton for the Bank's systems and has
never had a problem.

I dropped Norton because I was advised by a computer specialist
that AVG kept things really in excellent condition with your computer;
you have to update it every couple of days, though, since new viruses are out there daily.

Norton is the standard, I believe.

Things look very good on the forum.

Take care.

I.G.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Noooooo no Norton! It's really expensive and slow and clogs everything up and every time you try to delete it, it pops back after a few weeks and tries to scan your computer again!

AVG definitely, all the way. It's free! And classy looking. And things looking classy are all I care about, evidently ;)

Glad you're back up and running, j.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
No, Wallaby, AVG is not free--don't I wish it were! That is, so far as
I know it is not free. I use version 9.something and love it.

I prefer it to Norton as you do, but you have to give Norton credit; they've helped a lot of people. And the program does take up a lot
of computer space. You can set your time for it to scan, however, I think, so that shouldn't be a problem.

I.G.

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/21/2011 9:11:45 AM (GMT-6)


Codename Wallaby
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   Posted 4/20/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
...mine's free....? and shiny. I just picked the free version and never upgraded. I was looking at their website just there to see what I was talking about, and there is a free version but they make it look rubbish to make you buy the other ones! But it's really not rubbish though. I set it to update every day and it checks all the links in my google searches to make sure they're ok, and all that jazz.

But yes, Norton is the standard. The benchmark, as it were. I just hate having to pay for things :D

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   Posted 4/20/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep.

I update my AVG program each morning first thing,too. Then I delete the firewall history, log history, and scanner history. Somehow doing
that makes the whole computer system faster. The firewall log builds up rapidly over a 24-hour period. If you know how to set that to
do it automatically when I open the computer that would be wonderful
if you would share that info.  I would imagine that the newest  AVG program does that for you automatically.
 
You have to set yours to check the google urls you use?  My version
checks every program the computer pulls up when you ask for something and then checks the programs that are known to be safe (with a big green checkmark).  It never occurred to me that verifying the accuracy of a url before opening it was something that you had to check into before you opened it.  I'm not bragging; I could have been in real trouble if I had purchased a program that required you to verify the urls before opening them!

I.G.

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/20/2011 2:57:12 PM (GMT-6)


Codename Wallaby
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   Posted 4/20/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
ohhh, no I have the green checkmarks as well and I don't really manually set it to do anything. I didn't know about the firewall and everything though? How do you go in and manually clean that stuff?

The green checkmarks make me happy like this: turn

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   Posted 4/20/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It's such a shame that this happened to you Jamiee, sure
hope you get everything up and running soon...computer virusus can
be hard to deal with...
well wishes
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   Posted 4/20/2011 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
thx chartreux, all good, jamie
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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
After you open the program, Wallaby, there is a title page that lists
the the various components under the heading History (and others).
You open it and see Firewall at the bottom of the list; above it is
log, and scanner at the top. You just click the one you want and
open it and delete the data accumulated in that module.

I.G.
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