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Solved: anti virus

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by geeksrus, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. geeksrus

    geeksrus Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2007
    when i had my new laptop in june i was sold norton anti virus.i could hardly ever get on line until i was told to uninstall the norton antivirus, when i did i could connect to internet.i installed 3 months free mcafee antivirus which is now ending.anyone have an idea why norton was no good and can i get free mcafee antivirus again as it seems excellent?
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Would be a bit difficult to explain exactly why you had trouble with Norton A/V, or whatever type of Norton product you had....lots of people have problems with it, and lots of folks love it.

    For example, if you had a proxy server for your Internet connection- you could have had issues.

    You probably cannot get McAfee again for free.... if you want free, here is one:


    Download to your favorite download folder> you might want to save the download, stash it someplace if you want.

    You must first UNinstall the other antivirus programs (any Norton remaining, and any McAfee Antivirus entries) from Add/remove Programs in Control Panel. You will see a prompt about the files in the Virus Vault, I would say Yes, to delete those files. Also, go into Windows Explorer, down in Program Files, and delete the old folders from McAfee.
    You may have to restart, do so.

    Start the install- it's simple, just follow the prompts. Update to the latest definition files.

    Your default settings are to start a full system scan at 8 am each day, this will also start when you start the computer first time each day, if past 8 am...so, I normally set my own preferred time, or tell it not to do this full scan every day....Open the Control Center> click on the Test Center then, you see the Sceduled Tasks....find the Test plan in basic mode and click at the bottom Edit Schedule take the checkmark out of "Periodically start scheduled antivirus test" set your own preferred time if you want.

    If you don't set one, you will not be automatically starting any system scan! Either you set a time, or you have to remember and do a full scan when you have time.

    Then, after you are updated, do a full scan and tell us if anything was found....

    You can save a full list of things that were placed int he Virus Vault this way:

    Open the Test Center, and then the Virus Vault, at the top click Program and Export List to File
    In the window, select the location you want the list saved IN, and name the file avgtest...it will have the .csv extension, which opens in Notepad, copy and paste the contents of the results into a Reply here in your thread. Or, attach the file to your post using Manage Attachments button.
  3. gamerbyron


    Apr 9, 2007
    AVG is the beast, better than Norton.
  4. rka0

    rka0 Banned

    Oct 12, 2007
  5. geeksrus

    geeksrus Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2007
    thanks for all the advice.
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