Wednesday, February 27, 2013

COMPUTER TROUBLES

The desktop where I'm typing is fine, but my laptop is freezing.  I believe the trouble is narrowed down to my virus protection program, so I uninstalled the program and will install a different brand.

My laptop has served me well, and I have no complaints, but I have been dissatisfied with my virus-protection program, because it continues to prompt me to include add-ons which I do not want.  I must uncheck the little boxes, to exclude the add-ons, which I think is a sneaky and annoying way to operate.  Plus, when I ran a performance scan, the result showed poor security protection.  What am I paying for?  Later...

4 comments:

  1. Computers: can't live without 'em, can't shoot 'em.

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    1. You should have heard Tom's rant about computers this morning. He's having to learn to use the computer at the boat center, and the lessons come hard. He hates that computers have come to be vital to most activities of daily life. Alas, there's no turning back to pre-computer times.

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  2. I use and really like, AVAST. It is available in a free version and while it will from time to time try to sell you the professional level, it is not as horribly intrusive as most others, does not slow down performance as badly, and it is very successful at finding and stopping problems.

    From your description, I suspect I know what you are using. Dump it is my advice.

    FWIW
    jimB

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    1. Jim, I removed the old security program, AVG, and, so far, my laptop is working fine. David Huff recommended the free Microsoft Security Essentials, which I installed, but I will need something else for spyware and malware. I have a subscription for Kaspersky on the desktop, which seems to work well and unobtrusively. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll keep it in mind.

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