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Norton VIrus

Postby chixchix » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 8:03 pm

My OS is currently Window XP Home Edition Pack 1..i just bought this Norton 2008 and before the installation could begin ..it prompted me to upgrade my version to Window XO Service Pack 2 or higher..i tried going to Microsoft website but got very confused where to download.

anyone can assist me how to upgrade from the Microsoft website ?

Also, does anyone know any good website where I can download good English or Hindi songs ?

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Win XP service pack2

Postby prkravi » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 8:31 pm

You can see detailed instructions here:
http://support.microsoft.com/xpsp2getinstall

On your second query, i wont comment as im against music piracy.
Just a google on the topic will give you tons of sites i guess?

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Re: Norton VIrus

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 3:11 pm

chixchix wrote:Also, does anyone know any good website where I can download good English or Hindi songs ?


iTunes?

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Postby chixchix » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 8:23 pm

hmm thanks I Tunes..lemme try :)
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Postby avallark » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 1:59 pm

Norton antivirus is the worst antivirus pack u can find inth emarket..its bulky it wipes itself onto almost eveyrthing and slows down your system tremendously.

try getting kaspersky. i have been testing out different ones and i find kaspersky very good.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 3:34 pm

I find AVG far more use and free too, like the above poster I don't like Norton, is slows the machine down, is expensive and their customer service leaves a lot to be desired, they even charge for technical support.

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Postby avallark » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 4:11 pm

i have been using avg for quite sometime.. but then avg does let in viruses. I am talking abt the free edition, never tried the non free editions of avg.

I think bit defender is cheaper than kaspersky, but kaspersky has been my favourite.

@Plavt
please run a virus scan by installing kaspersky trial or something and let us know, i have a feeling that there wud be some viruses/trojans on ur comp.

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Postby durain » Thu, 17 Jan 2008 5:50 pm

i wonder why your XP didnt download SP2 and all the patches. did you enable automatic updates? even if your XP is not legit, it should still download updates and patches.

if your XP is a legal copy, goto www.windowsupdate.com and it will find all the things you need to install on the PC.

as for your antivirus, norton is not a good choice as it takes a lot of resources. if you got a slow PC, you will really notice it. personally, i use nod32 (www.eset.com).

sometimes i used online antivirus scanner to cross check my PC is clean. symantec and trendmicro do it.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 18 Jan 2008 7:37 am

avallark wrote:i have been using avg for quite sometime.. but then avg does let in viruses. I am talking abt the free edition, never tried the non free editions of avg.

@Plavt
please run a virus scan by installing kaspersky trial or something and let us know, i have a feeling that there wud be some viruses/trojans on ur comp.


I think most anti-virus programs let in some viruses seems there is always somebody who will find a way to rumble it. I use Macs most of the time now and sometimes Windows vista or Windows XP on other machines but might give you suggestion a try when I have time.

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Postby durain » Fri, 18 Jan 2008 7:42 am

try the online scanner at www.housecall.antivirus.com. look for the link HouseCall. takes a while to scan...

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Postby TW » Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:16 pm

AVG free edition rules...no problem in many years....although all security updating must be done too, on windows, which normally is not done, due to lack of knowledge!

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 18 Jan 2008 1:32 pm

durain wrote:i wonder why your XP didnt download SP2 and all the patches. did you enable automatic updates? even if your XP is not legit, it should still download updates and patches.


The auto update doesn't download the SP's, only patches for existing pack.

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Postby Splatted » Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:18 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
durain wrote:i wonder why your XP didnt download SP2 and all the patches. did you enable automatic updates? even if your XP is not legit, it should still download updates and patches.


The auto update doesn't download the SP's, only patches for existing pack.


I happen to know for a fact this is false.

The last 2 times I restored my pc, SP2 downloaded in the background through auto-update. The last time I did this was October 2007.


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