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#38607 - 18th Aug 2006 9:05pm PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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Having just formatted my whole computer and returning to having nothing,quite literally,im on the lookout for something to protect my computer fromm all manner of nasty crap. What software do people recomend

Whats "mcafee all in one 2006" like?
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#38608 - 19th Aug 2006 4:05am Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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I need to stop THIS from happening



its happening every minute or so and really bugging me,something tells me i dont have a bug,everytime it comes up its different,theyre are about 5 different ones,telling me to go to all different websites,all with a similar theme tho,and none of them ANYTHING to do with microsoft/windows

by the way,mcafee spyware software is running in the background and had just finished and found nothing,when this popped up.wierd eh
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#38609 - 19th Aug 2006 12:52pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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i had a similar problem with spyspotters, every 2 mins the comp would go off it's head with a mad siren. hope you get it sorted.
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#38610 - 19th Aug 2006 1:29pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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ive got avg, its free to download and is one of the best out there, also got microsoft antispy ware, thats pretty good
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#38611 - 19th Aug 2006 2:01pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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This is the messaging service is part of Windows scoop. You can't actually get rid of it, however you can disable it.

Make sure you login to the Administrator account, or an account with administrator priveledges, then go into control panel, then go to "administrative tools" then go to "services", and then find the services "messenger".

Right click on it and select properties. Then stop the service and the select disable.

This should sort the problem out for you.

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#38612 - 19th Aug 2006 2:05pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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get rid of mcafee its sh!te

go to start > settings > control panel > administrative tools > services, then go to "messenger" right click, go to properties, click stop and the select startup type to disabled...an ya sorted happy

lol matty beat me to it tease
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#38613 - 19th Aug 2006 2:06pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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I have McAfee Security Centre n it aint such a bad software, doesnt come up wiv the prmblems u come up wiv!

I'll pm u!

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#38614 - 19th Aug 2006 2:27pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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Quote:
Originally posted by Escapades:
doesnt come up wiv the prmblems u come up wiv!
thats becas its cack. get avg, its free and better at finding obscure viruses.
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#38615 - 19th Aug 2006 2:31pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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oh well at least i havnt been gettin problems so i'll stick wiv this one.

Scoop get avg like cuz seems like every one is makin it massive!

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#38616 - 19th Aug 2006 3:29pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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I see that message,
if you dont have SP2 or SP1 installed.

It goes away after that.
As Windows fire wall kicks in.
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#38617 - 19th Aug 2006 4:03pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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Thanks for the comments guys, think ill install the XP sercivce pack(s) and see where that gets me,so if those messages are genuine then why is it directing me to 3rd party pay-for-cleaning-the-registry-sites and not microsoft help??
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#38618 - 19th Aug 2006 4:35pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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they arnt genuine, its a service provided by microsoft that allows windows users to communicate (hence why the service is called messenger) but 3rd party companies exploit the use of this service by sending avertisements through it to try and get you to go on their sites so you pay for their things. SP2 will get rid of it, but disable the windows firewall and get zone alarm as the windows firewall is unreliable at the best of times, too secure at the worst of times and overall annoying!
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#38619 - 19th Aug 2006 5:32pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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Dont get Zone Alarm. Many people use it, and it works well, but when it goes wrong, it goes wrong with a vengence - ask Richie if you dont believe me, took me almost an hour to sort his PC out cos Zone Alarm messed it up ... and the worst thing is the problem that ocurred is a bug they have known about for some time now and have not been bothered to fix.

Also, its pathetic and has abosolutely no AI, intereferes with almost everything.

If you are going to use anything atm, the only reliable all in one kit is Windows Live One Care - otherwise Nod32 is the best antivirus and with regards to firewalls, go the same route as me and get a hardware firewall, it pisses all over any software firewall, they are all easily breachable with a little bit of knowledge as Windows has that many flaws.

If you are still using Internet Explorer, get Internet Explorer 7, it is by far more secure then 6 and also has such features as an anti-phishing filter etc... Its the most secure browser atm, a bit too secure sometimes, but its handy.

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#38620 - 19th Aug 2006 6:07pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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got SP2 and they've gone away now. I running firefox again,of course.and am going to lock IE out with the firewall. Is Mcafee 2006 all in one any good? i have it and cant be assed changing now
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#38621 - 19th Aug 2006 6:45pm Re: PC antivirus,anti spyware,etc
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Originally posted by MattyC:
Dont get Zone Alarm. Many people use it, and it works well, but when it goes wrong, it goes wrong with a vengence

Also, its pathetic and has abosolutely no AI, intereferes with almost everything.
yeah I agree that it used to be slightly unstable, but has become much more stable and reliable over the years. It's never gone wrong for me, and never let anything past without asking my permission, so thats why I've never changed.

Personally, I'd prefer it not to have AI as thats where problems can occur, but for beginners or moderate computer users, software that has at least some AI could be helpful.

Isnt IE 7 still in beta? Just stick to firefox scoop, infact, go the whole hog and change to linux lol

Don't know if that firwall is any good. I stick to zone alarm cas it takes up less memory than McAfee and Symantec software and as it's free, I never need to find serials e.t.c lol
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