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Internet Virus Protection
Me

Posted on 06/08/2002 3:02:38 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!

I need all of your help for a good (preferably free?) virus protection program.

For hackers lurking I am protected now but am shopping around so don't get too excited to try to back-door me-won't work.

If I must fork out any money I want a good program.Any suggestions,please?

Is Norton (Symantec) the best?

Any suggestions and discussion--greatly appreciated. Thank-you.


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To: upchuck;tech_index
I am using Norton Utilities for Virus detection and Zonealarm for Protection , am using Cable, got to have it!

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51 posted on 06/08/2002 6:06:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Beach_Babe
I've had some problems with Zone Alarm also. That firewall works two ways. It took several attempts to get online...ZA wouldn't let me sign on to AOL. And it wouldn't let me post anything of length here at FR. Now I use ZA only when I want to, and close it at other

I use it and don't have any of the problems you are describing. (But don't use AOL)

52 posted on 06/08/2002 6:09:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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53 posted on 06/08/2002 6:14:27 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: LindaSOG
Another satisfied E-Trust Antivirus user here. I'm on dial-up, and don't usually run a firewall, and I don't have any issues. I found one that I suspected was a new worm once, and the scan came back clean, but I know the things to look at and was still suspicious. I contacted them with the file as per their instructions, and it was a new one, the fix came out that night.
Norton and McAfee are quite bloated these days. E-Trust simply scans my incoming/outgoing data.
I think it's an annual license fee of around $10 ?
54 posted on 06/08/2002 6:15:06 PM PDT by Still Using Air
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To: LindaSOG
Can you say corporate incentive and multi-user discount?

I don't disagree with that angle.
But the tech guys on the radio who recommend it have been on for about four years
and from all I've heard seem to be pretty "straight shooters".
55 posted on 06/08/2002 6:16:29 PM PDT by VOA
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Most people contract viruses via email. Using MS Outlook for email is the very best way to insure yourself that you will get a virus. Something like 80% of the viruses are targeted towards Outlook users.

I have used Pegasus since 1995 and have never had a virus infection. Pegasus is great and it is free.

56 posted on 06/08/2002 6:29:35 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I didn't read the thread but as a IT consultant I would recommend Trend Micro's PcCillin. I've seen instances of Norton failing to do its job even when kept up to date. I run the enterprise version of Trend's PcCillin on all networks I manage. Hundreds of PCs over several years and not one infection. I can't sing their praises too loud. Just my 2 cents.

FReegards
58 posted on 06/08/2002 9:49:56 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Beach_Babe
I'm running Zone Alarm on one machine and Tiny Personal Firewall (TPF) on the other. TPF is a Computer Associates program and runs great, is less bothersome than ZA and is also a free download.
59 posted on 06/08/2002 9:50:37 PM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Also, these networks handle thousands of e-mails each week with 3-4% of them infected with some worm or virus. PcCillin automatically updates itself at user specified intervals.
60 posted on 06/08/2002 9:52:24 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: SpaceBar
The absolute best way to avoid computer virii is to not use a computer.

And the next best way is to NOT use a virus-friendly operating system and application suite.

61 posted on 06/09/2002 7:30:49 AM PDT by TechJunkYard
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I had to uninstall McAfee. The updates never worked because of some incompatibility with a .DLL that caused the browser scripts to fail. It frequently hung up during shutdown and was incredibly slow on startup.
62 posted on 06/09/2002 7:40:04 AM PDT by Dave Wright
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To: Huusker
Thank you this is the advice I was looking for.Thanks.
63 posted on 06/09/2002 8:11:01 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: listenhillary
Yes I did read it before I posted it and the next morning after, I am reading it, it still makes sense to me. Sorry it doesn't to you. I got three back doors averted while on yesterday what part of that don't you understand.

AND EVEN IF-Pardon me- I thought I was posting for computer/AV advice/ your opinion questions section, not in the english teacher section. I guess my spell check proper english program is on the blitz according to you, Whatever...

64 posted on 06/09/2002 8:17:14 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Chief Engineer
Thanks for your time in posting. I never -really- knew if the updates were pertinent.
65 posted on 06/09/2002 8:19:12 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: upchuck
Thanks for your post. My subscription will be running out soon and thanks to all this helpful advice I think I am going with Norton 2002.

I know someone who when they got their computer a Norton Symatec (or whatever their new name is) CD came with it. They ran and utilized the program, when the (I think 6 months) subscription ran out they let it go and had a huge shut down and they could not even turn their computer on. Their hard drive had to be dropped off at a local puter expert guy and the guy confirmed a trojan back door virus.

66 posted on 06/09/2002 8:25:02 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: upchuck
I've always used Norton System to my satisfatction, however this time with my Windows XP and my Dell computer it did not seem to work right. So I uninstalled it and just bought me Norton Anti Virus 2002 and I gave my Norton System to my son, so at least the money wasn't wasted sts. I also have Zone Alarm
67 posted on 06/09/2002 8:25:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: CedarDave
The Norton I have right now reminds me with a LIVEUPDATE flashing, I'd say about twice a week.I am glad I asked advice on this thread as I was wondering about Norton 2002,it sounds as if this program does it automatic----how nice!

Thanks for your time in posting.

68 posted on 06/09/2002 8:30:06 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: tall_tex
I'll go one even further...

Alright I admit that I have put on my TF hat at times JUST WONDERING what would happen if hackers hacked Norton and messed with our heads and gave us a virus when LIVEUPDATING. Bizarre I know but I thought it.

69 posted on 06/09/2002 8:33:14 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
try Kaspersky AV, small and effective. best of all, it doesn't crash other programs like Norton or Mcafee.
70 posted on 06/09/2002 8:34:43 AM PDT by Schakaljager
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To: CedarDave
Thanks.
71 posted on 06/09/2002 8:37:38 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Texas_Jarhead
I use pc-Cillin and like it. I get updates often, sometimes everyday.

I don't use any norton products. several that I have tried take over your 'puter. You can't get rid of them. Then you have nothing but trouble.
I tried one of their products, tried to uninstall it and finally ended up having to fdisk and do a complete reinstall.
No more Nortons for me.

72 posted on 06/09/2002 8:51:16 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: stands2reason
LOL.

But seriously...

I had an iMac.And always 'did' apple for many years. And I am here to tell you that even Apples firewall is not 100% hacker free or protected from viruses. Yes indeed, Apples rock and their firewall as well; but get a virus program pronto to be safe,believe me I was hacked on a Mac.

73 posted on 06/09/2002 9:50:39 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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74 posted on 06/09/2002 9:59:38 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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75 posted on 06/09/2002 10:01:37 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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76 posted on 06/09/2002 10:02:59 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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77 posted on 06/09/2002 10:04:05 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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78 posted on 06/09/2002 10:05:29 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Giddyupgo
Get Zone Alarm, in my opinion it's one of the best, and free. Also, get Ad-Aware.

I would avoid Zonealarm, at least the free version.
It blocked my access to regularly visited sites and it took me weeks to figure out that the only cure was to uninstall it.
Simply disabling it didn't work.
Never did find out why it did that, or how.

79 posted on 06/09/2002 10:08:42 AM PDT by Publius6961
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80 posted on 06/09/2002 10:16:40 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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81 posted on 06/09/2002 10:18:28 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: The Mayor
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82 posted on 06/09/2002 10:20:24 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: gitmo
BTW: I was stationed at your screen name some years ago, R U there now?
83 posted on 06/09/2002 10:21:37 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
http://www.grisoft.com .great free virus protection free updates.
84 posted on 06/09/2002 10:26:03 AM PDT by retiredtexan
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I grew up there. My Dad was a Chief Petty Officer with the Fleet Training Group. We were there from 1958 to 1966. With a brief exodus during the Missle Crisis.
85 posted on 06/09/2002 10:37:11 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: SpaceBar
Thanks for the terribly useful input...
86 posted on 06/09/2002 10:38:03 AM PDT by Publius6961
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I use the McAfee online version. I automatically get updates on a regular basis. I haven't done anything about a firewall and am considering getting that from McAfee also. I know there are free ones, but having McAfee active at all times and constantly looking for updates gives me a lot of comfort.
87 posted on 06/09/2002 10:42:45 AM PDT by billva
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To: gitmo
Wow me too and same rank of hubby before retirement.I LOVED GITMO. I was there 10 years ago (time flys) my youngest son was born there.

Some words only you would get...

Linguista

Ferry landing

JPJ hill

Banana rats

Iguanas

THE FRA :-)

fleeters on horse hay carrier :-)

Fleeters diving from cliffs drunk

MCDONALDS

JAMAICAN CLUB

kittery beach

anti freeze in pans under cars :-)

furniture mart

CHEAP booze CAP'N MORGANS

I could go on how many can you relate to?

88 posted on 06/09/2002 10:46:55 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: gitmo
Oh and FTG looked down on SIMA :-)
89 posted on 06/09/2002 10:49:27 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Publius6961
What do you expect from a space bar....alot more than the delete key.
90 posted on 06/09/2002 11:03:00 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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91 posted on 06/09/2002 11:03:45 AM PDT by The Mayor
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To: gonzo
This is what I decided. Norton 2000. Very professional even in the downloading and purchasing update as subscription ran out part.
92 posted on 06/09/2002 11:04:53 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: The Mayor
Begin end ALT sequencing of secret FReeper club talk JAVAed down back space alt F8 F11 F6. Message received unclassified NAVPRS opt end.
93 posted on 06/09/2002 11:09:00 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I could go on how many can you relate to? All but McDonalds and the anitfreeze. If McDonalds is the burger place we didn't have any. And I don't get the antifreeze.

We lived right near Deer Park (they had the tiny island deer there). Most of our recreational time was horesback riding through the hills. My whole family loved it there. We talk about those days till this day.

94 posted on 06/09/2002 11:11:03 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!, listenhillary
Yes I did read it before I posted it and the next morning after, I am reading it, it still makes sense to me.

I don't think listenhillary was referring to your grammar - it was probably the "double-entendre" in the phrase you used.

95 posted on 06/09/2002 11:17:42 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
How about these: NEGDEF Water Condition Charlie Salt Flats The Fenceline Leeward Island Water Tank Hill giant Earwigs Did they show movies outside at night at the Chief's Club?
96 posted on 06/09/2002 11:22:38 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I got excited and forgot to format my post. Sorry.

How about these:

NEGDEF

Water Condition Charlie

Salt Flats

The Fenceline

Leeward Island

Water Tank Hill

giant Earwigs

Did they show movies outside at night at the Chief's Club?

97 posted on 06/09/2002 11:23:33 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: gitmo
Mickie D's (built to the right on same side of rd. of NAVY EXCHANGE across from NAVY LODGE and a brand new pizza restaurant built across st. from FRA/bowling alley/BEQ (from on island...literally putting all cola/pop/beer cans in a blue bin by house curb) recycling funds)

The banana rats would crawl up in everyones car engines and chew away at wires (at night they noctural) and MANY would be out at O dark thirty for duty revving to try to start their cars....so base security would quietly say to get a pan of anti-freeze to put under cars so banan rats would drink to avert the ruining cars starting probs.

I recall only hearing of deer prk. I lived in nob hill then was condemned for being on eartquake fault line (and maybe too close to NEGate) then moved to brand new housing across from ole kittery bch housing.Called carribbean circle.deer their were small used to see out by kittery bch. Is this by the barge that cuban/jamaican national workers lived on?

When I was there UNDER CLINTON :-( I was evacked due to cuban haitians there at McCalla hangar.

I heard bay of pigs time you were evacked by helo ladder.

98 posted on 06/09/2002 11:27:25 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!; big bad easter bunny
AVG is the way to go!

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm

99 posted on 06/09/2002 11:34:51 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
10-fer ^^**
100 posted on 06/09/2002 11:36:34 AM PDT by The Mayor
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