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Hi' all,
I have 3 months of Norton that came with my laptop and it's about to expire
and I have recently bought Norton Internet Security and installed it on my
desktop for $110. I can't afford to buy it for the laptop too, actually, I
thought I could just install that on the laptop but I don't think I can even
though I have them connected to the same wireless router. I mean if my
desktop crashed I would install Norton again so what would be the
difference? would Norton know if I put it on the laptop?. I don't mean to be
a cheat (although it sounds like it) but Norton is so expensive, sooo!!
failing that and if you think that's a bad idea what would the folks here
recommend for my laptop.

Also, I have 2 friends who have new computers with Norton 3 months about to
expire and need to know what to get, they don't want to pay for Norton. I
thought of Avast, also Microsoft have one on their web site called EZ anti
virus, it's free for 1 year and then one has to pay but it's not very
expensive. I have friends who have used AVG with bad results so we don't
want that one, my daughter got 10 viruses with that and didn't know it until
she took to a technician, she was doing the updates too. Sorry for the long
post but I don't know what to do or advise my friends.
Many thanks for any advice.
Cassie.



Re: Norton about to run out need advice


| Hi' all,
| I have 3 months of Norton that came with my laptop and it's about to expire
| and I have recently bought Norton Internet Security and installed it on my
| desktop for $110. I can't afford to buy it for the laptop too, actually, I
| thought I could just install that on the laptop but I don't think I can even
| though I have them connected to the same wireless router. I mean if my
| desktop crashed I would install Norton again so what would be the
| difference? would Norton know if I put it on the laptop?. I don't mean to be
| a cheat (although it sounds like it) but Norton is so expensive, sooo!!
| failing that and if you think that's a bad idea what would the folks here
| recommend for my laptop.
|
| Also, I have 2 friends who have new computers with Norton 3 months about to
| expire and need to know what to get, they don't want to pay for Norton. I
| thought of Avast, also Microsoft have one on their web site called EZ anti
| virus, it's free for 1 year and then one has to pay but it's not very
| expensive. I have friends who have used AVG with bad results so we don't
| want that one, my daughter got 10 viruses with that and didn't know it until
| she took to a technician, she was doing the updates too. Sorry for the long
| post but I don't know what to do or advise my friends.
| Many thanks for any advice.
| Cassie.
|

Avira AntiVir is the *best* of the freebies.
http://www.free-av.com /

If you want to go with a paid-for AV solution I suggest Kaspersky or NOD32.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Norton about to run out need advice


Thank you for responding, I haven't heard of that one, not that I have been
looking,I guess that wouldn't cover internet security too?. I don't think
the free ones do. Ummm! what do you think about me putting my Norton onto my
laptop do you think it would work?, after all it is for me, I'm not giving
it to someone else.
Cassie.
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Re: Norton about to run out need advice


|
| Thank you for responding, I haven't heard of that one, not that I have been
| looking,I guess that wouldn't cover internet security too?. I don't think
| the free ones do. Ummm! what do you think about me putting my Norton onto my
| laptop do you think it would work?, after all it is for me, I'm not giving
| it to someone else.
| Cassie.

I, and many others, find Norton too bloated to use.

If you also need a FireWall there are free or low cost FireWall applications.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Norton about to run out need advice

Thanks Dave, there seems to be a firewall with Norton at the moment and XP
have one which Norton asked me to turn off. I agree about Norton which I had
not bought it and won't update or buy it next year. I just thought for my
money I could put it on the laptop, could I and get the updates
Cassie.
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Re: Norton about to run out need advice

Cassie AKA Cassie@hunterlink.com in alt.comp.anti-virus on 8/1/2006
after much thought,came up with this jewel:

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Have you set up the firewall that is on the router?(most have them)

max
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Re: Norton about to run out need advice

Hi' Max, I don't know if I did that, I was so nervous setting the whole
thing up, is there any way of checking it.
Cassie.
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Re: Norton about to run out need advice

Cassie AKA Cassie@hunterlink.com in alt.comp.anti-virus on 8/2/2006
after much thought,came up with this jewel:

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Yes. Find the box that the router came in. There is some paperwork
inside. One of the booklets will be the manual. You will need to know
the login name and password. The manual will give you the answer.
Usually you put 192.168.0.1 in your browser's address box.
Then log in to the router.
max
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Playing Nice on Usenet:
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My Pages:
Virus Removal Instructions
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u /
Keeping Windows Clean
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html
Windows Help and Tools
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/tools.html
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Re: Norton about to run out need advice

Okay thanks Max found it and I have it okay,
Many thanks for your trouble,
Cassie.
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