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Anti-virus scams

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:11 am
@Region Philbis,
Sure, keep trampling on the subject of the thread. Yeah, that information might help someone else--but TS's response was not germane, and it was insulting, so i told him so. Shortly after he arrived here, he told me he didn't respond to my posts because he didn't like the way i speak to other members. OK, that's fine by me. So why didn't he maintain his resolve? Was he doing me a favor to jump in here? I don't think so, and since that remark, and as he has posted more and more here, i've come to the conclusion that he doesn't post things i think are worth reading. So i told him so. Big deal.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:27 am
@wayne,
Ive actually called my ISP and bitched and they stated emphatically that they will NEVER send out anything on the web that requires me to act.
Ive called my Banks and they too, state that they never send out "ACTION REQUIRED" stuff on the web. Its easy cranking out these logos, most can be captured by a pice of open source software (even those whose you cannot capture by doing the "right click--properties" moves)

Ive always asked my bank how they can guarantee my protection when even Im being hit on by the "phishermen"
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 10:31 am
@Setanta,
I'm pretty sure the ISP has either Norton or McAfee built-in.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 11:10 am
@ehBeth,
I didn't knjow that--that would explain a lot. Norton, perhaps, came with the box.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 11:13 am
@Setanta,
That could be. Norton might have been bundled with Windows to begin with.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 11:14 am
@ehBeth,
http://help.3web.com/menu.jsp?page=spyware
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wayne
 
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Reply Wed 23 Nov, 2011 03:44 pm
@ehBeth,
That's likely true, they seem to be bed fellows. I've had a couple friends, using other anti virus programs, who had problems with the norton stuff screwing things up. I ran the removal tool on my Norton disc and wahlah no more norton stuff.
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aspvenom
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 10:39 am
@Setanta,
If you are still using that PC, you can uninstall these software, and unclog your computer.

Go to Start
--> Control Panel
--> Add/Remove Programs
-->Find the Norton program and any other unwanted software that came with the box.
--> Click Change
--> Remove All.

Then to delete the registry file, install CCleaner
http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/3000-18512_4-10315544.html

Go to the "registry" button, and "scan for issues".

I must warn you, look at the file path in the "data" column that CCleaner shows after its scan.
Any registry file with the path from Microsoft Office (ex=> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office11\)
UNCHECK these files, and click the "Fix selected issues button"
This will delete any remnant registry files from old installed programs and software, that lags the system.
If you don't you'll find that the Microsoft office programs such as word or excel to be corrupted.

Uncheck any other files that you are familiar with, and you use often.

Unclogging the registry will speed up your PC.

Most importantly, do this at your own discretion, playing with the registry is a risky business (Making a backup or a restore point is a good idea before doing this).
Sophia321
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2012 03:24 am
5 months before i using avira..... it is held my P.C........ 3 months before i used nod 32 and i am using kaspersky and i am happy with it....... kaspersky auto deduct virus and wash or kill them...........
aspvenom
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2012 09:36 am
@Sophia321,
Later, by any chance, you are wondering if there are free antivirus software that works.
Try:
avast (very good/free antivirus program)
&
comodo firewall.

Both in combination will stop any threats.

Avast has even sandbox feature, and it works with the browser to stop downloading bots, malware and trojans. Like the paid ones do.

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html

http://download.cnet.com/Comodo-Firewall/3000-10435_4-75181464.html

The best thing is that both of them doesn't use up much ram and runs quietly in the background, so when playing high end games, like Crysis 3, it doesn't decrease the frames per second, nor does it lag the computer when the system is blazing at full speed.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2012 11:06 am
@aspvenom,
Crap Cleaner is fabulous.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2012 11:43 am
@thack45,
Wow. Thanks for the help with the Startup program. I had 3 very aggressive programs that tied up my computer at startup. Everything is peachy-keen now.

One note. I believe you meant to say"type msconfig in the run box", not the search box
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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jun, 2012 06:59 am
@Sophia321,
welcome to A2K Sophia. We're glad you're here.
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gloria00
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jun, 2012 10:31 am
i used avira anti-virus it going gud in my laptop
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