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Blog entry by khop posted 1653 days ago 967 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty sure I picked up a bad virus trying to get me to give up info. It trashed my computer, I’m using the wifes now. Started having problems after checking out CHAT ROOM on Forum Topics
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey



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papadan

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#1 posted 1653 days ago

If you’re talking about Marks Chat Room thread, there wer’nt any links in it.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1653 days ago

McAfee is well worth $60/ yr

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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papadan

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#3 posted 1653 days ago

$60, It was on my new Laptop last winter as a trial, I liked it so I subscribed for $49.95. Well worth it, all I ever see is messages telling me it stopped a virus or trojan.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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khop

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#4 posted 1653 days ago

I use my computer to control systems at work. The IT guy installed protection on it. I think I let something in on mistake. It keeps prompting me to download it’s own protection program. All my programs won’t work now. Luckily I unplugged the internet cable immediately when I suspected something wrong. I got my PC unplugged and loaded to take into work tomorrow. I’ll let the IT guy figure it out. Thanks papdan, wish I were computer savy too.
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1653 days ago

There should be electronic missles to shoot and destroy the scum that send out viruses, ect, then offer to fix it for 29/95 which ends up being a lead on for another 29.95! Where are yoi when we need yio ubill Gates?

I don’t remember exactly what McAfee is for a yr, but it isn’t any more than $60 +/-. I’m not one of those who can rmember what everything I ever bought cost :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1653 days ago

the F – secure on my pc does a great job no problem sofare

Dennis

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Jeison

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#7 posted 1653 days ago

I always found McAfee to be to much of a resource hog, I much prefer AVG Anti-virus + Spybot Search & Destroy – both free, and give excellent protection (always among the head of the class in reviews). Been using them for years and my rig hasn’t suffered an unbeatable infection yet.

Above and beyond your security software you also need to be cautious about clicking links/downloading software from questionable sources, as well as watch your browser settings, alot of people get hit because they’re system is automatically allowing plug-ins, activeX, flash controls, etc to install and run. Its much easier to stop malware from taking hold in your system than it is to get rid of it once its taken root.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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ellen35

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#8 posted 1653 days ago

AVG free. Excellent virus protection at the right price!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Rustic

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#9 posted 1653 days ago

or Avast free updates without you even realizing a lag in CPU usage I am a Computer Support Tech.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1653 days ago

Jei’son, you just made a very good case for the casual ‘puter user to get McAfee. Norton had a free starter in one of my ‘puters so I went with it. When it came time to renew, the renewal would not work. My son is a network administrator. He runs his interviewers out of hi-tech questions and gets hired on the spot when his previous employeers go out of business like during the dot com bust :-)) Anyways, when Norton’s renewal didn’t work, he said it wasn’t compatible with the existing program. Norton wanted to charge me another $60 to fix it. The kid just removed the old program and and reinstalled the renewal. Needless to say, we moved up to McAfee when it expired again. His opinion is there are too many errors in most programs. It’s not easy to write software that is compatible with other software. That was Norton’s problem, the renewal wasn’t compatible with their own program!! :-(

When he was in high school, he used to write programs to trying to beat a game that was on line. He would leave the computer runing all night trying to beat the other computer rather than set there an play it. Being a narrow minded Dad, I told him he didn’t need to have the computer running all night. This was about the time programmable controllers were becomming popular in industrial motor controls. One of the techs I worked with told me there were very few people who could write programs to interact with other computers. When I got home, I told the kid to go ahead and let the computer run all night :-)

All I want the ‘puter to do is come on and do what I want done. For those at my level of cyber-awareness and tech ability, McAfee is a bargin:-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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john

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#11 posted 1653 days ago

I agree with Ellen !

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Jeison

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#12 posted 1653 days ago

I didn’t mean to make it sound like I was putting down McAfee, its pretty good stuff, once set up it doesn’t need much attention, just when you’re also a gamer you tend to be very stingy about giving up precious precious CPU cycles to anything other than pretty explosions LOL.

Also a note to anyone who has Comcast as their internet provider – many people are unaware that you get the full blown McAfee Security Suite for FREE as a subscriber. http://security.comcast.net/

Alot of ISPs are bundling some sort of protection and other freebies with their service, but they generally don’t make a big fuss about it (often because THEY are the ones who have to pay the licensing fees for you) so they go underused because people simply don’t know about it.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1653 days ago

I didn’t mean that you were putting it down. I’m jsut saying that us ‘puter illiterates are not well served by the free stuff, too many holes. MSN has finally started taking security serously. Using their network with Qwest has a lot of built in protection, but we still run McAfee.

Another thing that happens is all the errors which compund over ime with use in a ‘puter. Lots of people think they have a virus when it is 5 yrs worth of compounding errors that have never been fixed. My last ‘puter finally just wouldn’t boot up, no virus troubles, too old!! LIke me, I’m having trouble booting up today :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1653 days ago

Topamax you just need a Snaps

Dennis

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JJohnston

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#15 posted 1653 days ago

I got hit with something like this (actually two) this weekend – “Malware Defense” and “Antivirus Live”. Both hijack your browser and don’t allow you to go to any site except theirs to buy their “malware removal”. They also don’t allow any antivirus/antimalware programs to run.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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