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Rogue15
01-31-2005, 06:46 PM
got my new computer, but need to figure out how to keep that cursed mcaffee thing from doing that annoying popup w/ UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!! it's so annoying and i probably don't even need it as i ditched 'internet that-****s-your-computer' and went to firefox. how do i stop that **** from popping up like that (but without taking down off the firewall)

jon_hill987
01-31-2005, 11:48 PM
What you do is you uninstall McAffee then install some free programs like AVG and ZoneAlarm that do as go a job for free.

Astrotoy7
02-01-2005, 06:13 AM
yeah, ive heard interesting thinsg about AVG. Im an Norton Internet Security person meself...

Im sure you can turn whatever's popping up off R15 ....

mtfbwya

TiE23
02-01-2005, 06:33 AM
ehh, I get the same problem too. But its not to bad, just when it updates a little window (Like on AIM or MSN) pops up and tells you that it updated.

TiE

El Sitherino
02-01-2005, 06:39 AM
truth is AVG is better than any pay program. Kinda funny...

edlib
02-01-2005, 07:02 AM
McAfee is crap.
They used to be really good once upon a time (back before Win 98) but now thier stuff creates more problems than they'll ever fix.

I'm with the "uninstall it ASAP and get something else on there" crowd.

I use AVG on my 2nd computer. Works fine, no problems yet.
I use Norton on this one though.

swphreak
02-01-2005, 08:24 AM
I like McAfee a lot more than Norton's Symantec AV. McAfee runs perfectly for me, and I've never had problems with it.

You can set it so that is checks for updates at a time you're away so when you come back, you just click the window closed and move on with your life.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
02-01-2005, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
truth is AVG is better than any pay program. Kinda funny...

werd to your mother





*insert hip-hop smiley here*

El Sitherino
02-01-2005, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by Troopr-Undr-Fir
*insert hip-hop smiley here* :emodanc: ^_^

acdcfanbill
02-01-2005, 08:11 PM
i dont use any anti-virus progs :o they are way more of a pain to me than they prevent. i maybe get a virus once every 18-24 months, and windows is reinstalled more often than that... just a hassle, every time try one and scan, i get nothing, u ppl need to be more careful online :p

Astrotoy7
02-02-2005, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
i dont use any anti-virus progs :o they are way more of a pain to me than they prevent. i maybe get a virus once every 18-24 months, and windows is reinstalled more often than that... just a hassle, every time try one and scan, i get nothing, u ppl need to be more careful online :p

yessir, but getting a crippling compy virus is much less prevalent now, due to firewalls etc... but, I ran without my NIS or any of the ad/spy ware progs and i got all sorts of junk that just crept into my system :(

*must be the sites im going to* :(

mtfbwya

MTV2
02-02-2005, 05:47 AM
i use norton, but AVG is supposed to be a great program, it got a softy award

Samuel Dravis
02-02-2005, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
yessir, but getting a crippling compy virus is much less prevalent now, due to firewalls etc... but, I ran without my NIS or any of the ad/spy ware progs and i got all sorts of junk that just crept into my system :(

*must be the sites im going to* :(

mtfbwya What was it... it supposedly took like 20 mins for even a dialup user (without at firewall) to get hit with some kind of worm or another? Doesn't sound 'less prevalent' to me. :D

BongoBob
02-02-2005, 06:37 PM
FRom a pc mag I have, the one with the softy's...
Studies have shown that it takes only 4 minutes for a clean install of windows to get something bad, that's why theres a firewall.

AVG rules.

Acrylic
02-02-2005, 07:49 PM
I scanned my computer, becuase it was acting funky.

We paid for Norton, and in the 1 hour it took to scan all my files, it found nothing.

Now, I downloaded AVG, and so far, in 5 minutes, it found 11 backdoor trojans.

So, I guess AVG rules.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
02-02-2005, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
:emodanc: ^_^

Ba-dum chhh...

serioulsy though, that was bad :p


Originally posted by Acrylic
Now, I downloaded AVG, and so far, in 5 minutes, it found 11 backdoor trojans.

I wonder how boring life would be with out my mind being polluted :eek:

:lol:

Astrotoy7
02-03-2005, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by Acrylic
... in 5 minutes, it found 11 backdoor trojans.


Unfortunately Im thinkin what Troops thinkin :( :p

Disgusting !

mtfbwya

Acrylic
02-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
Unfortunately Im thinkin what Troops thinkin :( :p

Disgusting !

mtfbwya

No I don't download <i>that much</i> porn...hahahaha...

No I don't download any.


I think it's from foreign sites.

At the end, the scan found 30 backdoors Trojans.

Damn you, Norton.

swphreak
02-03-2005, 02:24 PM
For the heck of it, I downloaded this AVG program and gave it a run. Nothing found... McAfee works for me just fine ;)

Astrotoy7
02-03-2005, 03:14 PM
Just out of curiousity, Acrylic,, are you running Norton AV, or Norton Internet security. There is adifference, especially when it comes to this stuff....

I think the most prudent think to do is to run an AV program, plus a spyware and adware program. Ive even found that spybot picks up things spysweeper doesnt and vice versa.

I also highly recommend a registry cleaner, as alot of this stuff leaves registry entries that dont do any help for system start times etc. Tweak registry Cleaner is a great *free* registry cleaning proggie.

mtfbwya

Acrylic
02-03-2005, 05:37 PM
Norton Antivirus...

Leper Messiah
02-03-2005, 05:46 PM
apparently all the while my computer is using the university's wireless network it is protected by the Uni's firewall. anyone know if its worth having more protection than that?