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Mail Man Bob

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:16 pm
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I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as good as
the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free online updates?

This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone has a
major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the store and grab
one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)

Bob

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:26 pm
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"Mail Man Bob" wrote in message

> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as good
> as
> the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free online updates?
>
> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone has a
> major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the store and
> grab
> one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)
>
> Bob
>
>
I would not install either of them even if they paid me.
Jim

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Clark

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:20 am
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Mail Man Bob wrote:
> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as
> good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free
> online updates?
>
> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone
> has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the
> store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm
> not that loyal.)
>
> Bob


I would not run either one
avast or avg free versions can do the job

or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the porn sites
etc.

Clark
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:41 am
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"Mail Man Bob" wrote in message

> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as good
> as
> the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free online updates?
>
> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone has a
> major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the store and
> grab
> one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)
>
Stay away from both retail versions, they really can play havoc with your
pc. Uninstall previous apps by using their uninstall-tool available from
their web-site respectively.

Try: Avira AntiVirĀ® PersonalEdition Classic
http://www.free-av.com/antivirus/allinonen.html

Good luck Smile
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:51 am
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On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
> Mail Man Bob wrote:
> > I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as
> > good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free
> > online updates?
>
> > This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone
> > has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the
> > store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm
> > not that loyal.)
>
> > Bob
>
> I would not run either one
> avast or avg free versions can do the job
>
> or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the porn sites
> etc.
>
> Clark

Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its better
than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
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Mail Man Bob

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:45 am
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I installed AVG and found 4 trojans. Problem is... with that program
installed, I can't receive any email at all. When I uninstall it, email
works fine. I'm trying it again and it seems to be OK this time. Time will
tell if it's work anything.

Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty much the
same thing. What makes those that you folks are recommending better than
the others?

"ego-suicide" wrote in message

> On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
> > Mail Man Bob wrote:
> > > I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as
> > > good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free
> > > online updates?
> >
> > > This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone
> > > has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the
> > > store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm
> > > not that loyal.)
> >
> > > Bob
> >
> > I would not run either one
> > avast or avg free versions can do the job
> >
> > or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the porn
sites
> > etc.
> >
> > Clark
>
> Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
> its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
> can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its better
> than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
>
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:44 am
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OK.... I figured out why my email wasn't working.... When I first start up
and open OE6, the firewall pop-up comes up with 'AVG is trying to access the
internet.' If I say "no", then no email comes in. If I say "OK", email
works fine. I don't understand this -- because I don't want AVG to be
filtering in/out mail. I just want to run it on the c-drive. Why should I
have to give AVG access to the internet for that function? All the
auto-updates are turned off, by the way.

"Mail Man Bob" wrote in message

> I installed AVG and found 4 trojans. Problem is... with that program
> installed, I can't receive any email at all. When I uninstall it, email
> works fine. I'm trying it again and it seems to be OK this time. Time
will
> tell if it's work anything.
>
> Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty much the
> same thing. What makes those that you folks are recommending better than
> the others?
>
> "ego-suicide" wrote in message
>
> > On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
> > > Mail Man Bob wrote:
> > > > I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as
> > > > good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free
> > > > online updates?
> > >
> > > > This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone
> > > > has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the
> > > > store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm
> > > > not that loyal.)
> > >
> > > > Bob
> > >
> > > I would not run either one
> > > avast or avg free versions can do the job
> > >
> > > or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the porn
> sites
> > > etc.
> > >
> > > Clark
> >
> > Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
> > its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
> > can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its better
> > than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
> >
>
>
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Clark

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(Msg. 8) Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:13 am
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Mail Man Bob wrote:
> OK.... I figured out why my email wasn't working.... When I first
> start up and open OE6, the firewall pop-up comes up with 'AVG is
> trying to access the internet.' If I say "no", then no email comes
> in. If I say "OK", email works fine. I don't understand this --
> because I don't want AVG to be filtering in/out mail. I just want to
> run it on the c-drive. Why should I have to give AVG access to the
> internet for that function? All the auto-updates are turned off, by
> the way.

*Why should I have to give AVG access to the
> internet for that function?

So it can scan the E-mail as it comes in, it has to "filter" the mail in and
out.


*What makes those that you folks are recommending
better than the others?

Smaller footprint, uses less system resources and system is faster as a
result


Clark










>
> "Mail Man Bob" wrote in message
>
>> I installed AVG and found 4 trojans. Problem is... with that program
>> installed, I can't receive any email at all. When I uninstall it,
>> email works fine. I'm trying it again and it seems to be OK this
>> time. Time will tell if it's work anything.
>>
>> Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty much
>> the same thing. What makes those that you folks are recommending
>> better than the others?
>>
>> "ego-suicide" wrote in message
>>
>>> On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
>>>> Mail Man Bob wrote:
>>>>> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about
>>>>> as good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year
>>>>> free online updates?
>>>>
>>>>> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless
>>>>> someone has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander
>>>>> down to the store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and
>>>>> liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)
>>>>
>>>>> Bob
>>>>
>>>> I would not run either one
>>>> avast or avg free versions can do the job
>>>>
>>>> or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the
>>>> porn sites etc.
>>>>
>>>> Clark
>>>
>>> Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
>>> its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
>>> can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its
>>> better than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:47 pm
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Thanks, Clark.

"Clark" wrote in message

> Mail Man Bob wrote:
> > OK.... I figured out why my email wasn't working.... When I first
> > start up and open OE6, the firewall pop-up comes up with 'AVG is
> > trying to access the internet.' If I say "no", then no email comes
> > in. If I say "OK", email works fine. I don't understand this --
> > because I don't want AVG to be filtering in/out mail. I just want to
> > run it on the c-drive. Why should I have to give AVG access to the
> > internet for that function? All the auto-updates are turned off, by
> > the way.
>
> *Why should I have to give AVG access to the
> > internet for that function?
>
> So it can scan the E-mail as it comes in, it has to "filter" the mail in
and
> out.
>
>
> *What makes those that you folks are recommending
> better than the others?
>
> Smaller footprint, uses less system resources and system is faster as a
> result
>
>
> Clark
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> >
> > "Mail Man Bob" wrote in message
> >
> >> I installed AVG and found 4 trojans. Problem is... with that program
> >> installed, I can't receive any email at all. When I uninstall it,
> >> email works fine. I'm trying it again and it seems to be OK this
> >> time. Time will tell if it's work anything.
> >>
> >> Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty much
> >> the same thing. What makes those that you folks are recommending
> >> better than the others?
> >>
> >> "ego-suicide" wrote in message
> >>
> >>> On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
> >>>> Mail Man Bob wrote:
> >>>>> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about
> >>>>> as good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year
> >>>>> free online updates?
> >>>>
> >>>>> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless
> >>>>> someone has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander
> >>>>> down to the store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and
> >>>>> liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)
> >>>>
> >>>>> Bob
> >>>>
> >>>> I would not run either one
> >>>> avast or avg free versions can do the job
> >>>>
> >>>> or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the
> >>>> porn sites etc.
> >>>>
> >>>> Clark
> >>>
> >>> Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
> >>> its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
> >>> can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its
> >>> better than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
>
>
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(Msg. 10) Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:00 pm
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Mail Man Bob wrote:
> Thanks, Clark.
>

Your welcome
Clark


> "Clark" wrote in message
>
>> Mail Man Bob wrote:
>>> OK.... I figured out why my email wasn't working.... When I first
>>> start up and open OE6, the firewall pop-up comes up with 'AVG is
>>> trying to access the internet.' If I say "no", then no email comes
>>> in. If I say "OK", email works fine. I don't understand this --
>>> because I don't want AVG to be filtering in/out mail. I just want
>>> to run it on the c-drive. Why should I have to give AVG access to
>>> the internet for that function? All the auto-updates are turned
>>> off, by the way.
>>
>> *Why should I have to give AVG access to the
>>> internet for that function?
>>
>> So it can scan the E-mail as it comes in, it has to "filter" the
>> mail in and out.
>>
>>
>> *What makes those that you folks are recommending
>> better than the others?
>>
>> Smaller footprint, uses less system resources and system is faster
>> as a result
>>
>>
>> Clark
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> "Mail Man Bob" wrote in message
>>>
>>>> I installed AVG and found 4 trojans. Problem is... with that
>>>> program installed, I can't receive any email at all. When I
>>>> uninstall it, email works fine. I'm trying it again and it seems
>>>> to be OK this time. Time will tell if it's work anything.
>>>>
>>>> Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty
>>>> much the same thing. What makes those that you folks are
>>>> recommending better than the others?
>>>>
>>>> "ego-suicide" wrote in message
>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
>>>>>> Mail Man Bob wrote:
>>>>>>> I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about
>>>>>>> as good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year
>>>>>>> free online updates?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless
>>>>>>> someone has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander
>>>>>>> down to the store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and
>>>>>>> liked it, but I'm not that loyal.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Bob
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would not run either one
>>>>>> avast or avg free versions can do the job
>>>>>>
>>>>>> or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the
>>>>>> porn sites etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Clark
>>>>>
>>>>> Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right
>>>>> now its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus
>>>>> that i can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I
>>>>> hear its better than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!
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(Msg. 11) Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:21 pm
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In article , no.DeleteThis@where.com says...
> Which brings up anothe question..... most AV programs do pretty much the
> same thing. What makes those that you folks are recommending better than
> the others?

Not one of them catches everything, you need to secure you computer to
the point where you don't really need AV software and then your AV
software will protect you enough.

AVG has never proven reliable/quick in my experience.

--
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3rd link shows what he's exposed to children (the link I've include does
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googling for 'PCBUTTS1' and 'exposed to kids'.
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(Msg. 12) Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:58 am
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"ego-suicide" wrote in message

> On Aug 5, 7:20 am, "Clark" wrote:
>> Mail Man Bob wrote:
>> > I'm guessing that by now most major AV software brands are about as
>> > good as the other. I'm guessing they all come with 1 year free
>> > online updates?
>>
>> > This week I saw McAfee on sale for almost nothing, so unless someone
>> > has a major reason not to use it, I think I will wander down to the
>> > store and grab one. (I had Norton previously and liked it, but I'm
>> > not that loyal.)
>>
>> > Bob
>>
>> I would not run either one
>> avast or avg free versions can do the job
>>
>> or do what I do, don't run an antivirus at all and stay off the porn
>> sites
>> etc.
>>
>> Clark
>
> Well I do have to admit that AVG free edition is good. but right now
> its like a peice of junk on my pc, i have this wired virus that i
> can't get rid of. I think nod32 would get rid of it. I hear its better
> than macafee and grisoft. Oh, and norton sucks!

I had Norton about 7 years ago, it was a piece of kak, it totally clagged
and screwed up my PC.

Signed up with nod32 6 years ago and have never looked back. It works for
me. You get what you pay for. So, if you pay nothing, you get.....

s.
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