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Anti-Virus keeps Disengaging

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by RosemaryV, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. RosemaryV

    RosemaryV Thread Starter

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    I have McAfee 7.0 Virus Scan. It keeps disengaging so I have to go back and put it back on. What would cause this as I want it on all the time? Also I have SBCYahoo as my dial up internet service. I am having trouble replying to e-mail messages. I have to go bak and use Outlook Express to respond as the SBC has suddenly stopped being able to send. The line at bottom goes halfway across and then it says it can't send. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Styxx

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    Get this excellent free anti-virus called AntiVir from http://free-av.com - click the Download button then click the Red/Black AntiVir icon to start the download - download completed, uninstall Mcafee in theAdd/Remove Programs control panel then restart your computer. Then click the AntiVir download icon to initiate that program installing. Restart your computer.

    Do not try to use the auto-update or auto-schedule function of these free programs, do the scans and updating manually. Mcafee is a terribly unreliable program. Don't use it. I use AntiVir with WinXP and below versions except Win95.

    AntiVir is updated (updates put out every other weekday) by right-clicking the red umbrella in the System Tray and pointing to Start Internet Update and clicking the AntVir Internet Updater Start button while on-line.
     
  3. NiteHawk

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    Go to http://tomcoyote.org/hjt/ or http://lurkhere.com/~nicefiles and download HiJackThis. Use Winzip to unzip it, then install and run it.

    NOTE: HiJackThis.exe file SHOULD be installed in it's own folder. Before downloading create a folder and name it HiJackThis then d/l HiJackThis to that folder. To run double-click the HiJackThis.exe file.

    The reason for it's own folder is because HiJackThis will create not only log files, but a backup of whatever it removes so you can restore if necessary. If you d/l HiJackThis to your desktop and run it from there you will have log and backup files scattered all over your desktop.

    To run, click the "Scan" button. When it's done the "Scan" button changes to "Save Log". Save the log file it creates (it should open in Notepad at that point). Copy and paste the results in your next post. Most of what it finds is harmless, so do not do anything yet. Someone will be glad to help you sort out any of the not so good items that may be in there.

    IF you get an error saying msvbvm60.dll is missing,
    Download and run the MS visual basic 6.0 runtime files
     
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