Skip to comments.Internet Virus Protection
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.
And the next best way is to NOT use a virus-friendly operating system and application suite.
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...
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.
Thanks for your time in posting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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