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Old 10-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #41
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We started using Avast 7 years ago, finally started purchasing it. The Free edition let nothing in.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #42
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Having more than one AV may not be a good idea.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #43
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I have heard that too, Hoot, but when Ad-Aware did not seem to be stopping the malware I tried to uninstall it, but it will not let me. I get the option to repair but not to uninstall. I don't really want to use a program that isn't doing what I need it to do.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #44
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I have Ad-Aware and also Microsoft Security Essentials. I get messages from both of them that they are catching things, but when I look in uninstall programs I see these things listed and I can tell by the date it says they were installed that they are not something I installed. I guess I will have to keep installing Antivirus programs until I find one that will work for me.
Computer viruses do all kinds of sneaky things. The date shown may not be the true install date.
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I, personally, scan my system with Malwarebytes periodically. It is not AV but is very good at removing malware. I use MSE for real time protection. Never had an issue.
Is your firewall turned on?
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I, personally, scan my system with Malwarebytes periodically. It is not AV but is very good at removing malware. I use MSE for real time protection. Never had an issue.
Is your firewall turned on?
Same question I was just going to ask! I have three firewalls, Internet provider, e-mail provider and the MS firewall that came with the computer. Took a bit to get them to work together, but worth it.
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Same question I was just going to ask! I have three firewalls, Internet provider, e-mail provider and the MS firewall that came with the computer. Took a bit to get them to work together, but worth it.
You ISP provides firewalling? Blech.

Your PC firewall is a feel good thing but should not relied upon. You should have an air gap firewall. A dedicated device for this. You want an additional layer here.
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You ISP provides firewalling? Blech.

Your PC firewall is a feel good thing but should not relied upon. You should have an air gap firewall. A dedicated device for this. You want an additional layer here.
True, but it's better than no firewall, IMHO.
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You ISP provides firewalling? Blech.

Your PC firewall is a feel good thing but should not relied upon. You should have an air gap firewall. A dedicated device for this. You want an additional layer here.
Explain further please...not sure what this is. I haven't had any problems, so far.
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You ISP provides firewalling? Blech.

Your PC firewall is a feel good thing but should not relied upon. You should have an air gap firewall. A dedicated device for this. You want an additional layer here.
I don't know what all I have of firewalls. I know Stirling uses a Linux firewall running on an old computer for the house network. The network is both wired and wireless.
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