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Re: protection help


Is it a limited time trial free???
   
  

Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
  well, whadayaknow?
They offer MacAfee free.
But I just took MacAfee off becuase it is rather irritating.
I'd like to try the others to see if they are more friendly. However, the 
appeal of MacAfee is that it is a suite wiith all the products working 
together. I do worry that, by putting a mish mash of brands on here, there 
could be some conflicts. If so, I guess I can go back to MacAfee. Maybe 
the version of it that Comcast offers isn't as annoying.
Thanks!

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zemuly Sanders" 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help


> Kitty, don't you have Comcast? They offer all kinds of free protection 
> with their service. Just check out www.comcast.net, and all the info 
> should be there.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" 

> To: 
> Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>
>
>>I use Zone Alarm, the free version on my laptop, the pro on my desktop.
>>
>> But Yikes! You have no protection now? I usually download everything I'm 
>> planning to use, then uninstall whatever was there.
>>
>> d
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Kitty" 
>> To: 
>> Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 1:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>
>>
>>> OK, I'm on the verge now...
>>> I have completely deleted MacAfee and am totally vulnerable. I would 
>>> like to try the free versions of the suggested items first. I have 
>>> found:
>>> AVG virus protection
>>> AVG spyware protection
>>> Adaware adware protection
>>> Search & Destroy by Spybot
>>>
>>> However, I don't think any one mentioned Firewall protection. I need 
>>> that don't I? I googled it and found some free products, but nothing I 
>>> recognize. Has anyone heard of or used
>>> Comodo
>>> Zone Alarm
>>> Sunbelt Kerio
>>> Outpost
>>> or something else you'd suggest?
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Richard Apking" 
>>> To: 
>>> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 12:21 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>>
>>>
>>>>I use AVG, AdAware, and Spybot also, since they are free and so far they 
>>>>work well. There, you have my 2 cents worth.
>>>>
>>>> Judy Browning wrote:
>>>>> Tech support at my ISP recommends AVG for virus/spam, AdAware & Spybot 
>>>>> Search & Destroy. These are all freeware. I only run the last 2 a 
>>>>> couple times each week. AVG scans every day. So far so good. I got so 
>>>>> annoyed with the Norton that came on my computer and McAfee was just 
>>>>> as irritating to me.
>>>>> Judy B
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" 
>>>>> To: 
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 4:40 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks - I also got a message from Marge, touting the wonders of AVG.
>>>>>> I think I'm headed that way!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> To: 
>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 5:11 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Mother and I have used this AVG free program for years w/ no 
>>>>>>> problems
>>>>>>> whatsoever. Worth a try, doesn't cost a dime!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 1/3/08, Kitty wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks. AVG has a good reputation.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>> From: "Daryl" 

>>>>>>>> To: 
>>>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 6:47 PM
>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> > Kitty,
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> > You might consider AVG, too. I installed the free version on my
>>>>>>>> Dad's
>>>>>>>> > computer. I pay for the pro version that updates every day, 
>>>>>>>> > several
>>>>>>>> times
>>>>>>>> > a day.
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> > Mindspring filters through Norton. AVG, which is from someone
>>>>>>>> in > the
>>>>>>>> > Czech republic, catches things before Norton does- I suppose 
>>>>>>>> > that's
>>>>>>>> > because they're half a day earlier than the folks at Norton.
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> > http://www.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-virus/us/crp/0
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> > d
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>> > From: "Kitty" 
>>>>>>>> > To: 
>>>>>>>> > Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 5:17 PM
>>>>>>>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> >>I called MacAfee today and they refunded the $. They had no 
>>>>>>>> >>explanation
>>>>>>>> >>as to why they only renewed spam & privacy and left me without 
>>>>>>>> >>virus
>>>>>>>> >>protection.
>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>> >> Kitty
>>>>>>>> >> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>>> >> From: "Bonnie Holmes" 
>>>>>>>> >> To: 
>>>>>>>> >> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:00 AM
>>>>>>>> >> Subject: RE: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>> >>>I use Norton.
>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> [Original Message]
>>>>>>>> >>>> From: Kitty 
>>>>>>>> >>>> To: 
>>>>>>>> >>>> Date: 1/1/2008 12:50:07 PM
>>>>>>>> >>>> Subject: [CHAT] protection help
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> What does everyone use for Virus protection?
>>>>>>>> >>>> I got 15 months of MacAfee Super-dooper Firewall Plus with my 
>>>>>>>> >>>> new
>>>>>>>> >>> computer 2
>>>>>>>> >>>> yrs ago and then via email they offered to up it to 2yrs for a
>>>>>>>> very
>>>>>>>> >>>> reasonable charge; so I did.
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> I just saw a $32 charge to my credit card from MacAfee. I did
>>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>>> >>> authorize
>>>>>>>> >>>> it. I checked my saved emails and saw no info about automatic
>>>>>>>> renewal.
>>>>>>>> >>> I
>>>>>>>> >>>> checked recent emails and found no requests or notifications 
>>>>>>>> >>>> from
>>>>>>>> M. I
>>>>>>>> >>>> checked my program and couldn't find an expiration date for my
>>>>>>>> service.
>>>>>>>> >>> I
>>>>>>>> >>>> looked everywhere, including exactly where the Help program
>>>>>>>> said it
>>>>>>>> >>>> would
>>>>>>>> >>>> be. Not there.
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> I went online with M and asked. He checked and said my exp for
>>>>>>>> Privacy
>>>>>>>> >>>> &
>>>>>>>> >>>> Spam is 1/23/2009, but virus scan & firewall plus are
>>>>>>>> 1/23/2008. >>>> So
>>>>>>>> >>>> I'm
>>>>>>>> >>>> guessing the unauthorized charge is for Privacy & Spam which I 
>>>>>>>> >>>> don't
>>>>>>>> >>>> care
>>>>>>>> >>>> about and I can't seem to find a way to renew. He told me to
>>>>>>>> >>>> uninstall,
>>>>>>>> >>>> then reinstall. I don't have software. He said he'd give me
>>>>>>>> link,
>>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>>> >>>> would not comment (I asked 3 times) about charges. I gave up.
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> I called the credit card and started dispute proceedings on
>>>>>>>> the $32
>>>>>>>> >>> charge.
>>>>>>>> >>>> I guess this means I will have no protection after 1/23/08. I 
>>>>>>>> >>>> don't
>>>>>>>> >>>> want
>>>>>>>> >>> to
>>>>>>>> >>>> pay big$ for extreme protection including things like spam 
>>>>>>>> >>>> protection
>>>>>>>> >>> which
>>>>>>>> >>>> I keep turned off. However, it does mean uninstalling M.
>>>>>>>> >>> Unfortunately, I
>>>>>>>> >>>> cannot find the Uninstall app. It's not in any menus or in 
>>>>>>>> >>>> the M
>>>>>>>> >>>> program
>>>>>>>> >>>> The Help program does not recognize the word "Uninstall" and 
>>>>>>>> >>>> I've
>>>>>>>> >>> searched
>>>>>>>> >>>> every folder in Windows Explorer under macAfee. When I opened
>>>>>>>> >>>> Add/Remove
>>>>>>>> >>>> programs in Control Panel though, it lists MacAfee Uninstaller
>>>>>>>> - >>>> but
>>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>>> >>> CP,
>>>>>>>> >>>> all that means is that I can uninstall the Uninstaller - not
>>>>>>>> what I
>>>>>>>> >>>> want
>>>>>>>> >>> to
>>>>>>>> >>>> do.
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> I've got to decide something in the next 3 wks. If anyone can 
>>>>>>>> >>>> offer
>>>>>>>> >>> words
>>>>>>>> >>>> of advice on safely getting rid of M (including getting it out
>>>>>>>> of >>>> OE)
>>>>>>>> >>>> and/or what other programs I should employ, I would love to 
>>>>>>>> >>>> hear
>>>>>>>> it. I
>>>>>>>> >>> know
>>>>>>>> >>>> I need something, but not an extensive program. Probably just
>>>>>>>> virus
>>>>>>>> >>>> protection, anti-spyware (is that what they mean by privacy?),
>>>>>>>> and >>>> I
>>>>>>>> >>> guess
>>>>>>>> >>>> something for firewall. M was a very invasive program,
>>>>>>>> constantly
>>>>>>>> >>> annoying
>>>>>>>> >>>> me instead of just doing its job. I used to have Norton, but 
>>>>>>>> >>>> it
>>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>>> >>> only
>>>>>>>> >>>> work with a lot of cajoling. Is there a happy medium, easy to
>>>>>>>> use
>>>>>>>> >>> product
>>>>>>>> >>>> out there, that doesn't cost big$?
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> thanks for any help.
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>> Kitty
>>>>>>>> >>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>>> >>>>
>>>>>>>> >>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>>> Pam Evans
>>>>>>> Kemp TX
>>>>>>> zone 8A
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>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> No virus found in this incoming message.
>>>>>> Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 
>>>>>> 269.17.13/1207 - Release Date: 1/2/2008 11:29 AM
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