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#1 socom 004

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:48 PM

AT&T-Yahoo has an online protection package. It has Computer Associates antivirus on it. My father in-law had McAfee on his comp and accidently let it expire. I want to get over to his house and put AVG on it. Until I'm able to get to his house and do it, will the AT&T package be OK? I walked him thru the AT&T download by phone. I figured it would be better than nothing until I can install it. It has the AV, Anti-Spy, and the modem firewal is on. Does this sound OK?
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:09 PM

It sounds fine to me....
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:49 AM

Do not let it go too long with both antivirus running on his computer. More than one antivirus and\or firewall can lead to conflicts.
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:33 AM

The ATT/Yahoo package is acceptable, but I always prefer to get my bread and my meat from different stores. Using independent applications that I have chosen makes me secure if I decide to change ISPs, and generally the individual applications are better because they specialise in but one area.
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#5 socom 004

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:27 PM

There is only one antivirus on it now, CA.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:02 AM

You might also consider installing some antispyware programs in addition to AVG when you install it - you could send your father in-law instructions to download spybot and adaware whilst he waits for you to install AVG to increase protection. Spybot includes tea timer which provides excellent real-time protection whilst AVG may not be installed.
I would also recommend you install spywareblaster:

Install Javacools© SpywareBlaster -
* SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer and Firefox settings and that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.
* A article on anti-malware products with links for this program and others can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Computer Safety on line - Anti-Malware

Install Spybot© - Search and Destroy- Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
* This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection.
* You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

Install Lavasofts© Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware.
* You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:01 AM

Out of curiosity, does the AT&T & Yahoo package's CA AntiVirus expire even if you continue using AT&T as your Internet & Phone service provider? And, does the security package come with anything else? BellSouth seems to despise my house, so my parents and I are considering an alternative (maybe cable instead of our DSL or we might join "The Network" with Verizon).
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#8 socom 004

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:21 PM

The protection is Anti-spy(used manually), anti-virus, pop-up blocker, parental controls, and mail protection. I don't know for sure but I assume the AV is free as long as you have their service.
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