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#131120 - 12/15/02 08:48 PM What Software do you Run?
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
What type of Antivirus Software do you have and is it easy to use, any problems with it?

How about Uninstallers? Are they worth using?

Any other 'Utility' Software?

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#131121 - 12/15/02 09:27 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
sparky66wv Offline
Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2342
Loc: West Virginia
Norton Antivirus 2001

Adaware 5.0 for spyware.
Zone Alarm 3.1 for firewall.

No problems!
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#131122 - 12/19/02 05:56 AM Re: What Software do you Run?
sabrown Offline
Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 298
Loc: Ogden, Utah, USA
I have Norton Hanta Virus corporate edition and it has a few issues in forgeting how to live update causing the need to reinstall, but, it does work good. I have had a few viruses be quarenteened as someone tried to send them to me.
#131123 - 12/19/02 05:58 AM Re: What Software do you Run?
sabrown Offline
Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 298
Loc: Ogden, Utah, USA
Note: Hanta Virus is passed by deer mice and is a common hazard in many of the places I work. Thus I picked up the use of the name when referring to AntiVirus.
#131124 - 12/26/02 09:02 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
bobp Offline
Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 73
Loc: Puyallup, WA, USA
I use Ontrack System Suite. I've tried the Norton, McAfee and Symnatec but had nothing but problems. I'm Computer Technology Challenged, so what I use has to be easy to use and it has protected me so far .
#131125 - 12/27/02 07:23 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
wolfdog Offline
Registered: 10/24/01
Posts: 135
Loc: Dallas,TX
Windows 2000 Pro and Norton System Works Pro with Norton Internet Security for firewall etc.

I have never had update problems or had anything sneak by in 3 years with this combination.
#131126 - 05/28/03 11:57 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
dougwells Offline

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1230
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
where oh where has my ontrack gone or is it woke up one morning my ontrack was dead any how cant find my firewall program on my hard drive anyboby know how to retrieve it useing the system suite data recovery tools help i liked it thanks in advance
#131127 - 05/29/03 10:44 AM Re: What Software do you Run?
ThinkGood Offline
Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I once worked in a place with a lady who would clean the computer keyboard with cotton swabs dipped in alcohol each day.

#131128 - 05/29/03 01:57 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
C-H Offline

Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 1508
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
if other people than her were using the computer she could well have been right. There is a lot of dirt on keyboards. I fear the dirt could be very much alive..

[This message has been edited by C-H (edited 05-29-2003).]
#131129 - 05/29/03 06:47 PM Re: What Software do you Run?
Gwz Offline
Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 199
I've had good service with McAfee.

Did try to use two on same PC. That was bad news until removing one of the antivirus systems.
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