WTF is with my computer...?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by GiggidyGee, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    Yeah, I have been hearing a lot about microsoft security essentials. I might switch from AVG to that when I get around to installing Windows 7.
  2. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    It's how mine always rolls out, as viewed by Process Explorer. Since we both use Windows XP, I figured it would be the same, based on the number of svhost entries.

    I only avoided mentioning AVG removal because it can be such a pain, and really requires someone expert to go in and root it all out, even after a "successful" uninstallation, and not even that is guaranteed. AVG's only real problem is with false positives, and if it's currently working for her, I'd just leave it go.
  3. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    eh? I have not had problems with uninstalling it before. elaborate please?
    (in fact, about a year ago, i uh, "accidently" replaced a corporate deployment with symantec. ~50ish PCs. no problems)
  4. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    I have had issues with removing avg. Usually it involves registry permissions and avg has a removal tool but I've also had the same issue when trying to install it...never figured that one out but I didn't care much to try either.
  5. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I've had the AVG uninstall just tell me it couldn't uninstall, without giving me a real reason, on someone else's computer. In addition, not everything is removed from the registry even when the uninstall is "successful", so that some things occasionally still think some AVG components are still there.
  6. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i stopped using avg and started using avira on clients pcs + popup removal tweak

    avg+hijackthis+spybot+malwarebytes = clean pc
  7. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    Soooo what you guys are saying minus what Goofus Maximus said is that I should find a better program...?
  8. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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  9. tictac

    tictac Hit n' Run Poster

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    avg+hijackthis+spybot+malwarebytes+limited user account+software restriction policy+DEP = clean PC
  10. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    limited user account + IE8 + vista/7 will stop 99% of it.

    giggidy - just get the free version of avg or microsoft security essentials.
  11. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    That's what I had before.......I tried to download it again and it kept saying that my license had expired....even though I uninstalled it...
    hmmm...is it bad if I haven't had avg for almost a week?
  12. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    not necessarily. how much porn do you look at?
    just get the ms one if you cant get avg working
  13. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    pretty much none....yesterday I was looking at funny porno pictures though...