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#1 steveholder

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:13 AM

Not me that's for sure. :thumbsup: After 30 years in hi-tech I am back in the field fixing PC's and networks for home and small businesses in and around my town, a small New Jersey suburb of New York City. It's in the USA :flowers:

I have found that most issues today are created by a lack of, and in some cases because of antivirus software and or antispyware software.

In brief here is what I advocate.
1. You must have an up-to-date virus scanner subscription.
2. You need to have antiSpyware software installed ( I use Spybot and MS Antispywatre Beta) and you need to update and run Spybot on a regular (once a month at least) basis.
3. I DO NOT like the Norton Security packages and strongly advise people to change to McAfee. Norton is too intrusive and causes problems. My users end up disabling it. :trumpet:

4. You need to visit forums like this to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest repair techniques.

Thanks for hosting Bleeping Computer.

Cheers

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:26 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, steveholder.
1. agreed
2. also:
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ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard
3. agreed about Norton Security packages. Been using Norton AV 2002 without any problems.
4. agreed
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:34 AM

I also concur with you on Norton, but I don't have much love for MacAfee either. I went freeware over two years ago and have not looked back. I prefer AVG Free.

AVG Free Edition Antivirus(I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta
Spybot
AdAware SE Personal Edition
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:57 AM

Implied in points 1 though 4 is an educated computer user, who consistently follows best security practices and exercises some care about sites browsed and files downloaded.
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:05 AM

:thumbsup: to BC! steveholder.
Agreed. :flowers:

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