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Do any of you use PC Security Shield 2008?  This antivirus program has a
file called fssm32.exe that is the biggest memory hog in history when a
scan is being performed.  This slows my computer to a crawl. When I do a
ctr-alt-del, I observe that this file is using over 150,000k memory.
Tech support at the company that sells this product is about as
worthless as talking to a tree.

winXp, Firefox, PC Security Shield 2008.

Re: PC Security Shield 2008

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:26:35 -0600, Bigfoot508 wrote:

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IMO, remove it from your os - cut your loss and install good-quality
freware applications.

Revo Uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com /

Real-time applications:
Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
(The free version won't scan your emails.)
Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
Ensure your e-mail program is configured to display e-mail messages in
'Plain Text' only.
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'

Windows Defender - Free
WD monitors the start-registry and hooks registers/files to prevent spyware
and worms to install to the OS.
Interesting reading:
"...Windows Defender did excel in behavior-based protection, which detects
changes to key areas of the system without having to know anything about
the actual threat."

On-demand scanners:
SuperAntispyware - Free
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware

Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad

Good luck :)

Re: PC Security Shield 2008

On 01/24/2009 06:26 PM, Bigfoot508 sent:
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In the kindest terms possible, perhaps it's time you cut your losses and
looked to other applications for your malware protection and stop
dealing with one whose problem you aptly described.

You will find a wealth of recommendations in the threads of the malware
newsgroups and many of those apps will be free.  I /would/ try to avoid
security suites as a whole.

Keep this thread going with what you've derived from other posts.  You
need not go much further backwards over 3 to 4 months.  You will soon be
able to judge whose posts you respect.

Best wishes to you.

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