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Solve PC issues, 2 important messages..huh?

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  • Jan 12th, 2010 11:30 am
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Solve PC issues, 2 important messages..huh?

I have this message on my toolbar.

2 important messages need attention. 1-virus protection & 2- firewall protection.
so i click on norton & it says "you are protected"...i do a virus scan & up-date as well.

then it says turn on norton firewall...OR windows firewall. :confused:
I have no idea what firewall i have/need??

I had win7 installed 2 months ago along with Norton 360. It is the only anti-virus i have (along with whatever comes with Win7) :|

anywho...i am still getting the pop up message that says.. "Solve PC issues..2 important messages"
How to solve?

:confused:
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If you have a router, you don't need a firewall unless you want to monitor your outbound traffic

I would just turn the notifications off. They are pretty useless.
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mr_raider wrote:
Jan 10th, 2010 7:15 pm
That suggests your network connectivity is borked.
borked? :confused:

my internet access is fine...why the X?

now im wondering if i need to download AVG? :|
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sonic wrote:
Jan 11th, 2010 12:40 pm
borked? :confused:

my internet access is fine...why the X?

now im wondering if i need to download AVG? :|
Download Microsoft Security Essentials

www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
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the red X shows a 'not connected' device. Do you have more than one LAN connection?
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m4gician wrote:
Jan 11th, 2010 3:19 pm
Download Microsoft Security Essentials

www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
Microsoft recomends REMOVING any other anti-virus before downloading. :|

Do i really want to remove norton??

(we have a desktop & 2 laptops in the house)
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sonic wrote:
Jan 12th, 2010 1:15 am
do i really want to remove norton??
yes.
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Yes and never put it back in same goes for AVG worst ant-v's out there. If looking for free anti-v then the MS one mentioned already or Avira Free edition. If your going to pay for one go Kaspersky or NOD.
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You shouldn't have two anti-virus programs running at the same time. It may detect the signature files from the other one as infections on your system.

Especially Norton, it really is a virus in disguise. Biggest piece of crap ever.
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macuser wrote:
Jan 12th, 2010 1:51 am
yes.
Just in case the YES wasn’t clear.

1. Uninstall Norton
2. Find all Norton products in your house and incinerate them
3. Bury the ashes in the woods
4. Have midget psychic come to your house and proclaim “This house is clean” and really mean it.

Seriously remove Norton. It's crap.
Get MS antivirus it is free and pretty damn good.
MS is pumping lots of $$ and resources into fighting the PC = Viruses image and keeping the tech cutting edge.
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Thanks...i will look into the MS anti-virus.

BTW..getting Norton was NOT my idea...hubby took my laptop to a co-worker to install Win7 (he use to own his own comp. repair shop) :| so he suggested getting norton..i was not amused. good for one yr & a waste of $$. But whats done is done.

:|
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