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Posted: 9/10/2004 8:18:10 AM EDT
Should I run to Walmart and pick something up, or download something over the internet? Any help/suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:18:40 AM EDT
I had bad luck with Norton. Went to McAfee, all is well.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:20:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 8:21:01 AM EDT by Palo_Duro]
I've had GREAT success with McAffe. You shall not be disappointed.

ETA: Save yourself a lot of trouble - do it over the net.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:21:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 8:21:17 AM EDT by Daytona955i]
This free one is okay... but you need to get Mcafee, Norton Anti-Virus, or something like that. It's essential with all these asshats making virii all the time.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:22:09 AM EDT
Norton corporate
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:27:34 AM EDT
Thanks for the quick info.


Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:29:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:33:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 8:35:08 AM EDT by Max_Mike]
I use McAffe, Norton and AVG.

I now prefer McAffe, AVG works fine; I use Norton 2003 but will not use 2004 due to repeated problems.

If I had to make a recommendation I would say AVG because it works and is FREE.

Link: to AVG:

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:45:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspasser:
I had bad luck with Norton. Went to McAfee, all is well.

Ditto. I used Norton for years, but the security suite went haywire on me. Ditched it for McAfee & all is good again.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:48:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:00:17 AM EDT
Use Anti-Vir

Get it free at www.free-av.com

You will not be disappointed
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:32:08 AM EDT
I use Norton in conjunction Internet Security Sysems's Black Ice. I also run Spybot and Ad-aware for spam and popups. Absolutely zero problems for the last year since I started this regimen.

P.S. If you're not using Mozilla Firefox for your browser, do so. Microsoft is more prone to trouble because all the hackers and vicious code writers want a piece of the big guy for bragging rights.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:34:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspasser:
I had bad luck with Norton. Went to McAfee, all is well.

I have McAfee at work and Norton 2004 at home. I prefer Norton.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:38:15 AM EDT
I've used Norton AV for years with zero problems. In fact, they are very pro-active in updating theior virus definitions and relasing them through their "LiveUpdate" feature (a painless way to get the latest virus protection).

I also use Norton Personal Firewall with zero problems.

The new Service Pack 2 for Windows XP comes with both a firewall and AV software.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:43:37 AM EDT
ARFCOM motto: get both
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