Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
after a day of no being able to contact the outside world, im finally able to connect to the internet. anyway after a lengthy call to starpower (who i have to say are very helpful), they used a tracer on my comp, and basicly came to the conclusion norton anti-virus may be the problem. I thought so too,because after downloading an update for them my comp got freaky,and i could not connect......
but when i decided to un-install norton,all the sudden,my AIM buddy list popped up,and so did google,and A.net.....
and ive had problems with the complicated software before. SO,should i re-install it, or buy some other software? and if so, what do you recommend?
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
I have a friend who builds computers and knows a lot about virus programs and stuff like that told me Norton Antivirus is junk.
A few weeks ago my computer was not working right I did a virus scan that didn't find anything (I have Norton Antivirus for now). When I brought my computer to my friend he fixed it and did a virus scan with the program he uses and it found 2 viruses that Norton Antivirus didn't detect.
I THINK he used a anti virus program called Gostbusters.
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
Back in the old days of Win 95 I used McAfee and an occasional free anti-virus program and found the headaches those programs caused were not worth any benefits. I got my first copy of Norton utilities and anti virus around that time because it seemed to play well with Windows, I have not had a problem since. No viruses, no more adware/spyware, and no software related computer problems to speak of.