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Re: protection help


Well, I've so far installed Zone Alarm and AVG.

AVG asked if I wanted to upgrade the virus defs, but didn't allow me to answer "yes". Instead I had to click either folder or internet. ??? I tried the help info, but that didn't make it much clearer, so I picked folder. So then it spent almost 2 hrs scanning my computer and found one virus which it fixed. THEN it tells me I still have old defs, so folder meant "no" I guess. So this time I picked "intenet" and now I'm downloading the upgrade and will have to give it over to 2 more hours to rescan everything. Who writes this stuff?

So it looks like downloading Search & Destroy and Adaware are going to have to wait awhile.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] protection help


I was afraid of conflicts, so I took off what I had first. I planned to immediately go get the other stuff, but got stumped by the firewall thing.
I'm checking now for Aone Alarm, thanks.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 1:21 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" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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" <redfour@omni-tech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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 <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

Thanks.  AVG has a good reputation.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> 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" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:00 AM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] protection help
>>
>>
>>>I use Norton.
>>>
>>>
>>>> [Original Message]
>>>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> 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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