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#1 burrod


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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:02 PM

I have McAfee Security (Virus Scan, Firewall, Privacy, etc.). Any recommendations on whether I should keep this or change to Norton, etc.?

Also, when I start up I get an error message re: "Virus Scan can not recreate events" & I am always requested to log into "McAfee Privacy" before being able to continue to the Internet. McAfee Tech support was useless in helping me with these issues. Please advise, if possible :thumbsup:

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#2 brockmoller


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:03 AM

I used McAffee and Norton before, but they were such system consumers! (i have 128 MB Ram).

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Edited by scarlett, 01 January 2005 - 12:10 AM.

#3 phawgg


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:58 AM

Hi Brockmoller. Welcome to bleepingcomputer.com
I usually try to recommend free products, although a long trial period shareware can come in handy under stressful times like when you've got problems.
  • An excellent free program is AVG, if you need an option.
    This program can be set to automatically scan & either auto-update or you may choose to do that yourself.
    Virus definition updates with this program occur frequently, which is very good.
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3. Use a Firewall, but use only one. If you install your own, disable the built-in winXP firewall. Your Norton program provides for this.
  • An excellent free programs is:
  • Sygate
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  • (fully understanding it's operation may require some thought & a little practice, but it helps to have it installed and functioning)
One thing to remember is it takes some time to use & get comfortable with a program. If it works well, then keeping it becomes a good option.
Expiration on a free program is never. Payment doesn't come due.

Edited by scarlett, 01 January 2005 - 12:11 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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