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I have a friend that brought me a new HP laptop he just purchased from
Staples. The guy is very gullible and came home with Avanquest's Fix-It
Utilities Professional (good for 3 PC's) and Office Home & Student 2010
Family Pack (also good for 3 PC's).

He also brought his old Dell desktop. It's a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz. I've worked
on it before. It has the free version of Avira (ver 10.0.something) and
outdated versions of MBam and SAS. It appears to be clean.

The laptop came with Norton Internet Security and a trial version of
Office. He wants Norton removed and Fix-It Utilities installed. And the
Office Suite installed.

The old desktop has Avira and an already better version of Office 2010
installed on it. He wants Avira taken off and replaced with Fix-It. And of
course he has pointed out all the wonderful stuff Fix-It will do. You can
read it right off the box.

Amongst the things it says on the box is "Real-time virus & spyware
protection". I have never even seen Avanquest mentioned in antivirus
comparisons.

The only *good* reviews I can find on Fix-It are the ones written by
Avanquest themselves.

Am I wrong in trying to talk him out of it?

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   --- A dyslexic man walks into a bra ---

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Fix It will NOT replace Avira and Avira is a very good replacement for Norton.

Please DO talk him out of it.  If not Avira, Eset NOD32 or Kaspersky or even
Microsoft
Security Esssentials.



--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Thanks, Dave. I can't think of anyone else who I'd have rather heard that
from!  

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   --- A dyslexic man walks into a bra ---

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Li'l Abner was thinking very hard and all he could come up with was:
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Not at all.  I hate when people try to use virtually unheard of
products to protect their computers.  Unfortunately, I bang my head
frequently against the walls that are people's unwillingness to listen
to my security (or other) recommendations, and then they get problems
that I have to fix.

It's very frustrating.  Then I remembered an old adage I have, "you
can't convince anyone of anything they refuse to believe."

Good luck.

--
-There are some who call me...
Jim


"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')



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Hmmm, I found this:

"For its anti-malware features, Fix-It Utilities Professional 10 uses VIPRE
Anti-virus from Sunbelt Software. VIPRE's anti-spyware/anti-virus engine uses a
combination of heuristics and anti-spyware and anti-malware definitions."

...perhaps that name is more familiar to you?



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vb,jk

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salutation
raphael
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$ba4acef3@reader.news.orange.fr:

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Could you put that in English?


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On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 08:52:43 +0100, raphael wrote:

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Huh?

Your sig is far too big, you dope.

--
"And thus I clothe my naked villany
With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil."
King Richard III (I, iii, 336-338)

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Look like you is the dope, net cop wannabe, terrorist scumbag.


On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 08:52:43 +0100, raphael wrote:

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Huh?



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