sugarland, on 06 September 2009 - 02:03 PM, said:
AuroraDizon, on 06 September 2009 - 01:42 PM, said:
This is fake do not download
its trying to get you to download an antivirus that is actually an infection.
There are a lot of sites and such on the internet that will tell you that you need to download something specific. Most of which are virus's. You did the smart thing and came here to ask if its legitimate.
More then likely people will also tell you that Norton doesn't work very well and you should probably replace it with a free antivirus like avast, avg free etc. If your worried about the over all security of your computer I would make sure you have everything from a firewall to adware/spyware scanners, antivirus, and other utilities.
Thanks for the help. You can be sure I got out of there fast. It did tell as I was closing out that my computer may crash. Hasn't yet. Thanks again!
Hey Sugarland !!
It would be advisable to scan and clean out your temps files with all of these little programs.
Download , install and Up-date the definitions of MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware :
. Use the FREE version as this is NOT a trial.
Do a "Quick Scan" After having updated the definitions. Delete what ever it finds. This will
"Quarantine" the infected files ( If Any)
Next do a "Quick Scan" with Dr.WebCureIt. : http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/
. This is an AntiVirus that
will NOT interfere with Norton. This is a Standalone scanner and does NOT need an installation.
Double click on the .exe and scan. It doesn't need to be updated as the version you are downloading
already is up to date.
To clean out the temps files , we recommend using ATF Cleaner. :
Again , No install . Simply download and double click on the .exe . Check mark the last box
"Select All" and click on the "Empty Selected"
If you use Firefox , you can do the same by clicking on the Firefox name at the top of the program
and doing the same .
As Aurora has mentioned , I would seriously think about changing your Antivirus for something
that has more power to it.
A few suggestions :
Avira AntiVir : Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus : http://www.free-av.d...oad_servers.php
Avast Free for personal use : for non-commercial & home use : http://www.avast.com...ast_4_home.html
Both have Antispyware capabilities and are the best protection money Can't buy.
For Firewalls , there are a few that are very good and also available as a free program :
PC Tools firewall Plus : http://www.pctools.com/firewall/
. The newest version is Vista and Windows 7 compatible
as well as are the 32bit and 64bit OS.
Online Armor :
Agnitum's Outpost Firewall : http://free.agnitum.com/
Hope this will help keep you safer.
This post has been edited by Flashorn: 06 September 2009 - 02:43 PM