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Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:52:16 -0400, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"

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As I said in another answer to this, I HATE companies who use my account
to propagate their spam.  I HATE even more those companies who sell me
software and still  try to maintain control over it!  It's a personal
thing. You had to be there to understand it.  :o)  

(It's like they're insisting on my wearing their "dog tag."  My dogs
wear tags. I don't!)

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The times through the years I have attempted to get "support" from
Kaspersky would have been amusing if those experiences hadn't been so
frustrating and excruciating in answering again and again their canned
e-mail responses.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to remove Avast and install BitDefender. If
that one is a bummer, I'm going back to DOS. (NOT!)

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(Thanx all "U" users for showing admirable restraint.)  :o)

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

On 04/29/2009 12:02 PM, freda@hotspot.org sent:
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Hello freda:

Just before going to BitDefender, you may wish to look into Avira.
Avira seems much faster/better in their release of updates and it
certainly receives much more favorable mention in these antimalware
newsgroups compared to BitDefender.  I'm using it in one of my systems.

FWIW

Pete
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1PW  @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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I did mention earlier that my first choice this time around was Avira.
I've had it on my wife's machine for almost a year. I liked its test
results, however, I ran into that LSP stack problem.  I looked it up and
it seems that while the cure for it helps some; for others it did not
solve their LSP problem.  I really don't want to go around in circles
with more nonsense that I barely understand.

I realize that BitDefender is not the equal of Kaspersky, nor Avast, but
I'm kind of getting backed into a corner with this AV stuff. It's one of
the most important programs on the machine, and I hate having to settle
for third or fourth best.  

These AV programs have gotten too damn complex.

How about this - I just had a brainstorm about using my  past Kaspersky
version 5 again.  The problem is the activation method seems totally
different than the new AV. It used to be a registry key file that had to
be downloaded., whereas now, it's just a group of numbers that activate
it. I'm going to phone Kaspersky - I see in these modern days they have
a phone number - and ask if there is a way around this to activate my
version 5 again.  

Later....

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

freda@hotspot.org wrote:
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The keyfile is just a way to make activating easier. I
will have a keyfile on another hard drive for when I
reformat. You don't have to use it if you don't want to.
If you open it up in notepad, you'll see your license
key. You can use that to activate any previous version.

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:58:37 -0500, freda@hotspot.org wrote:

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I called Kaspersky on the landline and was told the new keys would not
work with version 5.x.  They directed me to their download page for
version 7.x, which is still supported.  I now have version 7.x running
and am waiting for the Redmond Blue Screen of Death attack.  So far, so
good. Good riddance to Avast and their rat's maze they call a menu
system.

One other thing, it took me a while before I found out how to disable
the dang thing so it would unlock its files.  I guess I should have
looked in the Trouble Shooting menu first.  Although, I didn't think
that one had to "trouble shoot" to simply uninstall the dang thing.

I'm also glad I had downloaded their uninstall tool days back.  Even
with it, it left 35 keys in the registry - and that's not counting the
ones in the Legacy area that were locked and inaccessible.

The most I had with Kaspersky version 5.x was five keys left over.  Oh,
well, that progress, I suppose.

P.S. It took 55 minutes of downloading with DSL to update Kaspersky's
version 7.x.  I think the Titanic sank in less time than that.


Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

freda@hotspot.org wrote:
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Are you using KIS or KAV?

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig? FINALE

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 18:41:17 -0500, freda@hotspot.org wrote:

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Well, the only reason I'm following up on this nonsense is in case
anyone else installs Kaspersky and starts getting blue screens.

I thought Kaspersky ver. 7 would work. It did work for about a day, then
the blue screen stuff started anew, especially at boot up. The last time
I couldn't boot into windows because the blue screen nonsense happened
over and over. I finally went into SAFE MODE via the command line
option. I worked my way to Kaspersky's directory and successfully
deleted all of it. However, much in the registry is "protected" and
untouchable. I'll worry about that some other time.

Anyway, if anyone loads up Kaspersky and starts getting blue screens,
get rid of it right away. It ain't gonna get better.

Now I have to make up my mind as to whether I'll go back to the spamming
Avast, or take a chance on BitDefender.

Later, maybe.

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freda@hotspot.org wrote:
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I finally went into SAFE MODE via
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Did you uninstall it or just delete that directory?
If you just deleted that directory, I would reinstall it and then uninstall
it through Add-Remove.
Any directory left after that can usually be deleted.
PS:  You probably already knew that stuff, but I thought I'd say it anyways.
:)



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I deleted the directory & contents while in SAFE MODE from the command
line.  Windows did boot fine after that.  I then went through the
registry and deleted what I could of Kaspersky.  Because of a sub
directory which contained many other sub directories that I could not
unlock,  I decided to cheat and rolled my machine back to pre Kaspersky
with Acronis True Image.  Yeah, I know.  I cheated.  :o)

I'm now back to Avast.  Like it or not, I'm going to stick with it. Its
test results are better than those of BitDefender. I might have to
settle for third best, but BitDefender would have been fourth best.  Oh,
well, I have MalwarebYtes and Super AntiSpyware running also, so maybe
I'll be able to dodge the nasties despite being screwed out of either
Avira or Kaspersky.

Thanks for trying to help.

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig? FINALE

On Sat, 02 May 2009 18:24:09 -0500, freda@hotspot.org wrote:

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One of the problems with backups is that if you have a filesystem
issue when you create a backup image, the issue becomes part of the
backup. From that point forward, every time you restore that backup
you're restoring the issue again. I suspect that's the basis for your
blue screens, et al.

If possible, you should try to fix as many issues as possible and then
make another image.

-Char


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Had no problem(s) when I backed up.  I don't back up if I'm having a
problem.  I solve it first.

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Commonsense operating procedure.

The problem was with Avast's spamming was solved.  I explained why it
was happening in a previous post.


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Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

freda@hotspot.org wrote:
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Have you tried asking some of the folk on the Kaspersky online Forum?
They are usually very helpful and responsive (note that they are not
Kaspersky employees, just serious and knowledgeable users).

--
Wilf

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?


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I didn't know they had a forum. Unfortunately, I did not copy down all
the myriad of addresses on the blue screens, and I'm sure they will ask
what the screens contained.  Actually, the only part of those blue
screens that really contained any clarity at all was the large ASCII
middle finger that rose from the bottom, pointing straight upwards.

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:07:31 -0500, freda@hotspot.org wrote:

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I might add, the only thing that probably saved my comp from having
major problems with such a crash was my Acronis True Image. Each time I
merely rolled back to before both Kaspersky debacles.  Such programs
should come installed on all new comps.

Re: How to turn off Avast spam sig?

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Turn of the skin. Without the skin it looks much better.
I have used avast! for several years I just love it.
But the default skin is terrible. Much better without.
--
 Lars-Erik ěsterud : http://www.osterud.name

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In women or software, I like function before style.  

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Good saying :-)

(I also use Win98/2000 look for XP and Vista,
and I too like that women functions properly
inside, if not the outside has no value :-)
--
 Lars-Erik ěsterud : http://www.osterud.name

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  :o)

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