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Postby chixchix » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 7:40 pm

My OS finally crashed today due to some corruption.Now my Norton antivurs has expire and I have always been told to buy the new one but I dont see the point in wasting money. As I heard its above $50..anyone has any idea where I can borrow this OR get some anti virus thing loaded up to my pc.

Thanks a zillion! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 9:19 pm

If you manage to get back up to speed without too much damage or even if you have to do a reformat, it would be good to get AVG as it is free and rather good. Of my four PC's at home I've got Norton on one, McAfee on one and AVG on the other two. Haven't had a problem with any of them except the Norton and McAfee cost money.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 9:46 pm

I hate Norton... terrible customer service... slows up the PC. SMS is right... McAffee or a freebee is a better choice.

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Postby khigia » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 9:50 pm

Using AVG since 2 years without any problem.
You can download it here:
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/71/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
no, I earn nothing when you clic :)

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Postby chixchix » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:03 pm

aawwwwwwwwwwww ..so sweet ,,thanks!!! but then sorry I am not so computer savvy.. ok i went to the page that khigia you gave me ..and it comes out so many things ..but since I got Window Xp for my desktop,,wch one do i choose ? :???:

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Postby khigia » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:48 pm

Sorry, I didn't gave the direct link coz the version number is changing so often ...
Anyway, clic the first link (AVG 7.1 for workstation, for windows).
Should be ok after: normal install procedure: download, clic install, clic Next Next Next Next ... OK Finish!
Enjoy!
is it really possible to enjoy an antivirus !!!?? :)

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:19 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I hate Norton... terrible customer service... slows up the PC. SMS is right... McAffee or a freebee is a better choice.


Too true I have Norton Internet security and it does all you mention and is a pain when re-formatting since if you install it before some programs it prevents them from being installed. According some ISP's it can affect your Internet connection too.

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Postby chixchix » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 2:55 pm

SMS ,thanks for the link that you gave .I have downloaded it and I am happy so far. :D

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Postby DimWit Kid » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 8:15 pm

I second the gripe that Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus (and all in Norton Systemworks) are dingy. I used to have them and it did slowdown a lot my system. When I uninstall them it was all okay again.

I never used Norton anymore. Now I use McAfee and AVG on my desktop and laptop and both runs well (McAfee is a bit slow on startup but then it didn't affect performances afterwards). Never looked back for Norton.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:10 pm

chixchix, glad I could be of service.

DWK, The only thing I'm waiting for is my subscription to expire with Norton and I'll be on AVG as well. It's a principle thing! Actually, doesn't seem to bad a drag on my notebook but maybe its because I went from an 800 mhz notebook to a 2.0 Ghz notebook in one jump! Everything seems fast! :wink:

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Postby chixchix » Sat, 19 Aug 2006 7:46 pm

Hey after I installed AVG, now i get so many boms of this same message as soon as I log in.My CPU makes a funny beep beep sound. at least 5-8 times, and then this messages appear on the desktop.Even when i try to close them ,they reappear ... many times :(

Exception GIFExeption at
module AVIWUSB54gv4.dll at 002516B.



whats this >?????

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 19 Aug 2006 7:59 pm

chixchix wrote:Hey after I installed AVG, now i get so many boms of this same message as soon as I log in.My CPU makes a funny beep beep sound. at least 5-8 times, and then this messages appear on the desktop.Even when i try to close them ,they reappear ... many times :(

Exception GIFExeption at
module AVIWUSB54gv4.dll at 002516B.



whats this >?????


That may or may not have something to do with the way you installed it, what OS are you using?

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Postby Bremen » Sat, 19 Aug 2006 9:08 pm

chixchix wrote:Hey after I installed AVG, now i get so many boms of this same message as soon as I log in.My CPU makes a funny beep beep sound. at least 5-8 times, and then this messages appear on the desktop.Even when i try to close them ,they reappear ... many times :(

Exception GIFExeption at
module AVIWUSB54gv4.dll at 002516B.



whats this >?????


Sounds like you have a failing graphics card (judging by the beeps on bootup).
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
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Postby chixchix » Sun, 20 Aug 2006 1:20 pm

yeah I am using window XP.. whats this graphic card,, n what do i do ??

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Postby Bremen » Sun, 20 Aug 2006 1:28 pm

chixchix wrote:yeah I am using window XP.. whats this graphic card,, n what do i do ??


It doesn't sound like an OS problem, but rather something with the hardware. Do you have a branded PC, or is it one from Sim Lim?
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