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    Happy day-QB viewing! WARNING

    Today is so HAPPY. I have been fighting the computer for months and it has been getting harder and harder to do anything on it. It was such a chore to view the QB....popups, long waits and more pop ups etc, etc,etc. Finally went to my local service provider to get their help. First I had been infected by malware, conduit and then other gems. It took about 9 hours before the mess was cleared up and I could open QB....Voila!!!!! I can't believe I can now get instant openings. I will save hours just today opening, closing, reading, searching. WOW! I am not a techie so don't know how to do lots of things but I finally suffered it out...searched, experimented for three days and I am now having a good day. Warning...if you see conduit in any thing on your computer you have been invaded with malware. Norton missed it and several others could not clear it. Had to go to a higher level.

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    What virus software do you have?? I have McAfee but it is so hard on this old XP computer and was thinking of changing to Norton.
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    [QUOTE=ManiacQuilter2;6759475]What virus software do you have?? I have McAfee but it is so hard on this old XP computer and was thinking of changing to Norton.[/QUOTE

    I have used Norton for years and been happy. I am not a techie but as I understand it...there are different levels and some stuff in the modern world works its way around the regular layer. I think you can buy a higher level but not sure. There are a lot of techies here and maybe the can answer your question. McAffee may have a higher level.

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    Your not kidding. I got it also. It's horrible!! Messed up my computer bad!
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    I use Viper software. Works really well.

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    We use Avast on both my computer and my laptop. Saves me a alot of headaches.

    I use Adblock plus, I don't open any links in an email I don't know who sent them.
    Avast also notifies me of bad websites that are suspicious. The page will not even open for viewing if it is deemed unsafe.

    Also keeping your start up and background programs to a minimum help with the speed
    of your computer. I have noticed with DSL, pages and videos take longer to open and play.
    Cable internet is faster in that regard.

    Also make sure your computer is clean of dust bunnies. Take it into the garage and blow it out,
    make sure you also blow out the video card, it collects dust too. The power supply needs it most of all, dust clogs it up and burns it out quickly.
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    "Warning...if you see conduit in any thing on your computer ". What is conduit?

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    That's my question too. What is conduit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    "Warning...if you see conduit in any thing on your computer ". What is conduit?
    Quote Originally Posted by beaglelady View Post
    That's my question too. What is conduit?

    This is what I found: Google Chrome is famous for this especially when updating Adobe products such as the flash player.
    Always read everything when updating software, make sure to UNCHECK and boxes relating to "so called free offers and trials", and software wanting to add Google Chrome or some other search engine.

    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-...-search-virus/



    Most problems can be eliminated by being extra cautious with downloading stuff off the internet. I have noticed a lot of issues with computers here and a connection to these social networking sites.

    I don't use any of them, and I don't have any problems. Just be diligent in keeping your computer clean.

    I defrag weekly, run a virus and malware program twice a week. And blow the dust bunnies out monthly.
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    My son is a IT and he installed VIPER on ours---don't know anything else about it but you should bwe able to find it on Google

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    Run Malware Bytes on your machine periodically, you will be surprised to find adware and "pups" on your machine from different sites you have been to. Malware Bytes is the best at seeking and eliminating adware...you just have to remember to run it.

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    I am constantly amazed at people who have so much time on their hands that they have nothing to do but to make others lives miserable. I have been infected 4 times with malware from the quilt board and 3 times on 3 separate occasions from Shop Hops......have tried all the malware protection sites but somehow they always get through. I'm REALLY careful and don't download unless for a pattern I need. Has taken the fun out of computer use.

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    conduit is a bad malware that gums up your computer royally and litterly stops your computer from functioning correctly if at all.

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    I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware, which is also an anti-virus program. It can be use along with an already existing anti-virus program with no ill effects, or it can be a stand alone anti-viral. It is very highly rated. There is a free 30 day trial version. After that you can buy the reasonably priced pay version which works in real time, or keep the free version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
    Run Malware Bytes on your machine periodically, you will be surprised to find adware and "pups" on your machine from different sites you have been to. Malware Bytes is the best at seeking and eliminating adware...you just have to remember to run it.
    We run Malware and Superantispyware every Sunday morning after updating both of those. There is always something to delete that has tried to invade our computers and yes, I always have one pup that needs taking care of. One time I accidentally allowed McAffe to install and paid for that until my dh was able to get rid of it. So far, so good.

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    How do you blow it out? With a hair dryer, by mouth? Am I just pushing the dust further into the machine? I don't do any of this. Help!!

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    I have Norton - #1 (and only) son is also an IT and CIO. Says you should clean it every day. I do! Edie
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    If you don't know about Kim Komando, her site has every step you need to remove any virus, spyware, or malware from your computer. How to identify what you do have and programs to stop it.
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    I work in the IT field and the first thing that I always do is uninstall Norton and/or McAfee when I get a new pc or laptop. You can download Microsoft Windows Essentials from their site and it free and works great at preventing any issues. Even though Norton was installed on my Win 8 laptop that I just got I also noticed that windows had also installed the Essentials so I just have to activate. I also have it set up to automatically check my pc on a weekly time frame. The problem we've noticed mainly with Norton and McAfee that unless you pay them to monitor your system, they make your system run slower and even during the free period you have when you first get it, they aren't that great. My work place has litterly thousands of pc's and you won't find these programs on any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KayMarie View Post
    How do you blow it out? With a hair dryer, by mouth? Am I just pushing the dust further into the machine? I don't do any of this. Help!!

    I used an air compressor. You can also buy canned air for just this type of thing. I suggest taking the computer outside or to the garage. It gets rather dusty and don't stand down wind either...
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