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#1 tnt4me

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:37 PM

Greetings all;
I know i've read here somewhere about someone asking "why does it take so long for my browser to open??"well,now it's me doin the askin!!!lol..It usually takes a good 10 to 15 secs,which is very long.Once i'm up and running everything goes really smooth.But getting there is taking a bit too long. I guess i can consider myself lucky if that is the extent of my computer problems.Everybody have a safe and happy christmas.cheers!!!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:43 PM

Sorry i forgot to add that i am using firefox!!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:09 PM

In case of Firefox, it's usually about add-ons.

Close Firefox. Go Start>All Programs>Mozilla Firefox, click on Mozilla Firefox (safe mode). Same issue?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:14 AM

Thank you my friend,that explains everything.Just one more quick question.What do you think about running the link scanner only (AVG)With MSE?I like the real time link scanning which i kind of missed with MSE.I have'nt had any conflicts at all.The rest of my security package includes your sites recommendations(Malwarebytes,Spybot,Ad aware and MSE)The only thing i replaced but still keep in my "disinfecting toolbox"is Spybot which I kind of replaced with link scan(AVG)I do realize that they are not the same at all.I keep spybot in my toolbox file and if i need it i just have to open and run it.Thanks again.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:23 AM

You're welcome :)
Personally, I try to stay away fro AVG.

Instead of AVG Link Scanner, I suggest WOT: http://www.mywot.com/en/download

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:06 AM

Personally, I try to stay away fro AVG.


FWIW I agree with Broni regarding AVG. M$E is good, but I don't like the fact that you cannot disable automatic definition updates and it also creates too many restore points thru it's updates (also cannot be disabled unless you disable system restore...at least not in Win 7). I prefer Avast FREE AV & MalwareBytes Pro (registered) version. It costs US $24.95 (money well spent, IMHO) and includes on demand malware scanning, real-time malware scanning and blocking; automatic malicious website identification and blocking; a scheduler for software and malware signature database updates; a Flash Scan mode which scans volatile memory and autorun objects; and priority customer support. MBAM works nicely alongside most popular AV's & FW's (unlike SpyBot's tea-timer, although I'm basing that only on what I've read since I've never used SpyBot)

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