ANTI-VIRUS

If you have any suggestions about this site or if you need any help with accessing or posting on the forum, including any computer, Internet or General problems, then post here.
Guests can post in this section. Guest posts will not show till a moderator approves the post.

Moderators: Horus, DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
Kiya
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4210
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: Peterhead Scotland
Has thanked: 1482 times
Been thanked: 485 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Kiya » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:46 pm

I seemed to have lost my MSE anti-virus.

I had a look in my Programs from the Control Panel, it is there but cant find it anywhere on my desktop etc etc.

Checked out on here Suggestion and Help Enquires for anti-virus but they are from 2009, rather old now.

I downloaded AVG last week but seems to be only a 30day trial !

Horus can you give the most recent update free download link for MSE.......and

would I uninstall AVG (30day free trial) beforehand ??



User avatar
Horus
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
Posts: 12232
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: UK
Has thanked: 1551 times
Been thanked: 2151 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Horus » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:19 pm

Here you go Kiya, this is a safe link: :up
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... s-download

You will need to download the file to your PC and then run it.

I have been looking for a Free version of AVG for you, but it seems that they all lead to a 30 day Free Trial, also I am not so happy about some of the sites supposedly offering it for free. You do not have to remove the AVG free trial, but if you are not going to buy it I suggest that you use your ‘Control Panel’ options to Uninstall it properly. ;)
Image

User avatar
Kiya
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4210
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: Peterhead Scotland
Has thanked: 1482 times
Been thanked: 485 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Kiya » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:10 pm

Thank you Horus...your a gem :)

I didn't like the look for some of the sites for AVG either, I went to Control Panel & uninstalled from there, strangely as soon as it was uninstalled my icon for MSE came back instantly on my task bar.

However I went to download your link for MSE & it said I have the most up to date version already.

I have McAfee also that does automatic scans, where that come from I've no idea but, I just let run.

User avatar
Horus
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
Posts: 12232
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: UK
Has thanked: 1551 times
Been thanked: 2151 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Horus » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:14 pm

Glad you are sorted Kiya :up
Very often a new virus scanner will switch off another version that may be running, that is why MSE came back on after you deleted AVG.
Image

User avatar
Jayway
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1617
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:47 am
Location: Portugal
Has thanked: 1255 times
Been thanked: 106 times
Portugal

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Jayway » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:21 am

McAfee , after the scan they ask for money. AVG, I have this for years and it updates itself alone and of course its free. I have CCleaner, says it cleans, I have no idea what it does really , but its free and seems quite busy.

User avatar
Horus
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
Posts: 12232
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: UK
Has thanked: 1551 times
Been thanked: 2151 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Horus » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:52 am

There is always some payback with free software somewhere down the line, MSE is probably the only one that does not have an ulterior motive somewhere in the way it gathers information, although that is in doubt.
Image

User avatar
Kiya
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4210
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: Peterhead Scotland
Has thanked: 1482 times
Been thanked: 485 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: ANTI-VIRUS

Post by Kiya » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:27 am

Horus wrote:Glad you are sorted Kiya :up
Very often a new virus scanner will switch off another version that may be running, that is why MSE came back on after you deleted AVG.
That's what I thought............Thanks again :up :)

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • AVG anti virus
    by Goddess » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:18 am » in Suggestions and Help Enquiries
    5 Replies
    2564 Views
    Last post by BBLUX
    Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:38 pm
  • Kaspersky Anti Virus
    by DJKeefy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:03 am » in Suggestions and Help Enquiries
    8 Replies
    4398 Views
    Last post by Karenh
    Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:01 pm
  • New Flu Virus
    by Horus » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:12 pm » in General Discussions and Rants
    7 Replies
    616 Views
    Last post by LovelyLadyLux
    Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:26 pm
  • Virus warning
    by Horus » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:37 am » in General Discussions and Rants
    5 Replies
    368 Views
    Last post by LovelyLadyLux
    Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:14 am
  • Another Virus Warning
    by Horus » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:43 pm » in General Discussions and Rants
    22 Replies
    1553 Views
    Last post by Jayway
    Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:56 pm