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Thread: Viruses

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    There is also one that says it is antivirus, and yo are not protected---but it will highjack your computer!

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    I dumped the PC years ago and went to MAC. Initially more expensive than a PC, but in the long run, less expensive in my opinion as you dont worry about virus, spyware, etc as it has built in to its operating system to avoid that stuff. Also, it doesn't cost extra and no "subscriptions" to maintain for Norton or whoever. We ended up going MAC after years of battling virus attacks since our kids are avid internet fans and we had more C's crash and burn than I can count. Since we went MAC, our oldest MAC is 5 years old - never a stitch of trouble. Most things that go quirky on you are easy and to fix or it has a help button that walks you through the steps. I'll never go back to PC.

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    AVG is a very good FREE download.
    I also have a FREE download of Malwarebyt/Anti-Malware
    I also run a Free downloaded cleaner daily.
    These were recommended by someone on the board.

    POINT OF INTEREST...
    A lot of people are not aware of this...
    I was told by computer fix-it Co.
    Anytime you are googling or what ever it is you are doing and you get HIT by any type of attack...
    IMMEDIATELY...shut PC off...MANUALLY
    DO NOT TRY to back out of where you are...
    SHUT YOUR SYSTEM DOWN...right away.
    This really helps as I have had to do it when on Google.

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    Sadly, there are getting to be more quilting sites on the internet that are really links to virus's.
    My anti virus program puts a green check mark next to "safe sites" when I do internet searches. If there isn't a check mark, I won't click on it :wink:

    You can also keep a tab open with this Norton site, copy and paste a link into there, and it will tell you if it is a known "bad" site :D:D:D

    https://safeweb.norton.com/]https://safeweb.norton.com/[/url]

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    I got hijacked a few years ago, It was a pain. Had to go into the hidden files and the registry to remove it. We use Norton on 3 computers and Microsoft Security Essentials on the others. I personally like both these programs. Also use Super Anti Spyware and spybot S&D. Despite all this I still got hijacked. I use the internet heavily since I use my computer for work when at home and I do a lot of research. Other than that 1 time I have had no other problems for years. The MAC is a good idea though, just a whole new learning curve.

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    Try Kaspersky Internet Security. Better than Norton. It's not really expensive -- around $40 to protect 5 computers for a year.

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    Thank you for the website to check whether an address is safe. I know better than to buy anything that appears on the screen.

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    no not had this problem

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