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Old 09-14-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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Today I made a great big mistake. I had Norton Anti-Virus installed with my old dial-up system and it wouldn't let me use my broadband connection to upgrade the system. So silly me, I installed Norton SystemWorks. Good grief!! It sent my connection to hell!! I took it off and my connection came back. What should I do about anti-virus software? I need to keep viruses out of my computer, but no thanks to systems that nuke my connection!!
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Old 09-14-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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I recommend AVG Anti Virus System. It's very good, has lots of regular updates and it's FREE. It got rated higher than Norton or McAfee in a PC mag the other month as well. Here is the link :

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Just click on AVG Free Edition on the right. Hope it works for you.
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Uninstall Norton Systemworks (a dreadful program that sucks up system resources) and disable (not uninstall) Norton Anti-Virus for the upgrade.
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nbcrusader, the trouble I'm having with that is that Norton Anti-Virus got knocked out of my system when I uninstalled Norton Systemworks. At least I can't find any files.
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Trend Micro's Pc-cillin is really good, with very little overhead of system resources.
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EM, do you have a link to that? I ran into trouble with AVG Free because I have a networked computer (a broadband system with two computers) and it locked up my blasted computer until I could get the damn thing uninstalled. That was scary. For awhile I thought my OS had been screwed up.
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Geez, you're having a hard time with your 'puter. I hope you get it sorted.
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Geez, you're having a hard time with your 'puter. I hope you get it sorted.
You're not kidding. It has this Catholic frequently invoking St. Isadore, the patron saint of computers. I was thinking today that it wouldn't hurt if I also invoked St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate situations-----who happens to be, uh, my own patron saint in the first place.
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