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Thread: Viruses

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    I have been troubled with viruses from other quilters and websites they recommended. Has anyone else had this problem? I do have Norton which gives me some protection. I am not blaming anyone for this problem. I am now concerned about my hard drive. Is there anything we can do to make sure we do not transmit these viruses to one another?

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    BIG problem--try AVG plus superAntiSpyware--both free and work fine together for me--computer tech advised this combo when I got hit badly with virus plus got highjacked!

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    Oh my! I really hate when this happens because I'm not smart enough to fix it or avoid it! :(

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    Sadly no- the site here is very well protected but the links that take you away from here - there is no way to tell if they are good or viruses. And recently I was trying to get to an applique site from Google as soon as I clicked on it my Norton went nuts so nothing is safe anymore :cry:

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    Try Avast home version of antivirus. It's free. Been using it for at least 5 years and no problems to date.

    I gave up Norton when their download of new software and license (which I paid for) stopped my pc dead in its tracks.

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    I quit Norton after I got hit with Trojans AND viruses.
    Check out PC World for good reviews on software-----they test using a lot of new computers.

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    My question is -- is it REALLY a virus or a pop up thing that says you have a virus???? There IS a scam/spam/popup that comes on and says you have a virus. Then they try to SELL you something to cure it. You do NOT have a virus!!! Keep your virus protection updated and make sure, if you have it set to automatically run, that you have the machine ON during that time! My mother kept getting that message and taking her machine in for repairs. The repairman failed (?) to tell her that she didn't have a virus, that it was a scam. I can't tell you the $$ she spent. My GF was turning her machine off but telling the Norton's to run the virus protection updates at 3:00 in the morning. Well, with the machine off it can't get the updates. Turns out, when I went into her program, she hadn't had an update in over a year!!!!!

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    I believe this site is well protected.That said,stay away from links that lead you to other sites.I found out this the hard way.ask me how I know! pab

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    one reason i don't click on many links or open jokes relatives and friends send me.

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    I haven't had any problems from this site but if you click on a link that may be where you are getting them.

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