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  • Started 2 years ago by Eddiebug1
  • Latest reply from misdaroc
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

LOL. a shadow? :D

Just seen it sorry.

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Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

so what's a shadow?

Posted 2 years ago
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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Go back to the first screen and see a members status.

Posted 2 years ago
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Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

My friend was told by a computer Dr. that her Toshiba can only have Norton for an anti-virus or her computer or the laptop will have a butt load of viruses
that's one reason for the post the other i already posted

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

That "Dr" is talking a load of rubbish.

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

wow, so much for a 'Dr.'

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Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

that's what i said Lh

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Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

the name or the shop she took it to is The Computer Doctor

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

Ahh..

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afuhnk
Posts: 309

the name or the shop she took it to is The Computer Doctor

Probably a proctologist.

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

xD

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edmenje
Posts: 279

Medical doctors get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, maybe this "Computer Doctor" gets a kickback from Norton?
Anyway, to the issue, I've been happy with a combo of MSE and Threatfire (uses heuristics to catch zero-day threats and doesn't conflict with MSE) on my own machines, and Panda Cloud AV and Threatfire for family and friends who probably will never bother to update their definitions database. I also use Malewarebytes for the occasional on-demand scan prior to making a backup image of the system for my peace of mind to know that the image is malware-free.

I once checked out a computer a friend had just gotten back from the repair shop. I found that along with a re-install of Windows they included a dodgy AV with keystroke logger and password sniffer included, just goes to show you can't trust some of these computer repair places.

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Eddiebug1
Posts: 160

What is an antivirus that is as good or better than avast without being a resorce hog and in the same price range

Posted 1 year ago
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misdaroc
Posts: 110

MSE,SAS and Malwarebytes all free and work with Windows 7 on my laptop..no issues.

Posted 1 year ago
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misdaroc
Posts: 110

Sorry.. forgot about CCleaner

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