Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
boscobel

stupid spammer in my hotmail account

Recommended Posts

AVG has a great suite of security programs, all of which are free.

 

They have a boot drive scan application, which is awesome, because a lot of retail security programs don't actually start scanning your PC for viruses deeper than the level where your desktop becomes active in the start-up process. A lot of hackers have written trojans to attack the boot files and these retail programs don't catch them at all; so the virus scans look "clean", when in fact, they are infected like crazy or keep coming back with problems.

 

I'm a huge AVG fan.... I've used their software for about 4 years now and have found they prevent more viruses from being installed in my PC, they don't slow down my processor, and they stay more up-to-date without requiring annual subscription plans.

 

Last, I never liked McAfee or Norton because they tend to install a file that is really embedded in the PC; so when a user tries to uninstall, they can remove everything except one file which is linked to a process that isn't shut down during the uninstall. So, even after using the uninstall utilites in their own application, I had to backtrack to stop the process and then manually uninstall the residual file, before I could install another security application on my PC. (And, of course, with the process still running, my PC kept performing slowly)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maria - always a wealth of information when it comes to the computer problems. Thanks so much for that name (AVG). I am downloading it to my home computer now and will check my work one tomorrow. I have norton at work, but always hated mcafee as well. My sister had it and it was killed her computer. It was almost like a virus itself!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sucks Carly.

I hope you are able to recover from it quickly.

I gave up on hotmail a few years ago. It was more irritating than anything, so I opened a gmail account. It seems to do a good job with spam so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×