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Post by Roz » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:17 pm

grannybear wrote:Still love my Mac. Best computer I've had.
Ditto! I won't ever go back to Windoze. It may work for some people, but I found Macs to be above and beyond.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:47 am

I want a Mac, I'm seriously sick of my desktop computer nuke.gif




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Post by Helen8 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:14 pm

You and me both, Angel. :pc
Now, after my PC boots up and I open a browser, it restarts itself automatically, so I have to sit and wait for it to boot . . . again. ihatemondays

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Post by Gillian » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:10 pm

Sounds like spyware or a virus, Helen.

FYI, my mom's PC has been having a lot of problems lately, so I switched her anti-virus software over from the free version of AVG to Avast and ran a scan on her hard drive. It caught over a dozen trojans and viruses that had gone completely undetected by AVG!!

If any of you guys use AVG and are having problems, you might want switch. I don't think they're keeping their virus libraries anywhere near up to date.

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Post by Roz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:01 am

Gillian wrote:Sounds like spyware or a virus, Helen.

FYI, my mom's PC has been having a lot of problems lately, so I switched her anti-virus software over from the free version of AVG to Avast and ran a scan on her hard drive. It caught over a dozen trojans and viruses that had gone completely undetected by AVG!!

If any of you guys use AVG and are having problems, you might want switch. I don't think they're keeping their virus libraries anywhere near up to date.
Thanks for the heads up, Gillian. I will have to check what my parents are running. Hopefully not AVG! :shock:

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:34 am

Sounds like spyware or a virus, Helen.

Shite! We've got McAfee, which DH runs scans with periodically. So, it's not doing us any good? Great!

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Post by grannybear » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:57 pm

I have to take a computer course. I hardly understand what you're talking about.

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Post by Gillian » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:52 pm

I can't speak for McAfee, Helen, but Avast is another alternative and (like AVG) it's free.

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Post by grannybear » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:19 am

I had Norton on my first computer and for 5 years it gave me no trouble.
Haven't been happy since. With Vista I was always having to update everything they put in. With Mac it's just smooth sailing.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:22 am

I run McAfee and my PC seems clean. I think it's safer than AVG or a free version of anything else.



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Post by grannybear » Thu May 13, 2010 8:53 am

Here' an update. Do any of you remember the trouble I had with my old computer and Vista? It's being laying on my closet floor and a friend asked if she could buy it. I wouldn't take any money for it and told her she could have it.
She couldn't even get it on line. It would just freeze every time she tried. Anyway there is now a group of people working on it and determined to find the problem. Ha! Good Luck.

P.S. My Mac works beautifully.

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu May 13, 2010 8:57 am

good 4 U, grannybear :hug

MAC, my dream computer!!

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Post by Heather » Thu May 13, 2010 11:38 am

Gillian wrote:Sounds like spyware or a virus, Helen.

FYI, my mom's PC has been having a lot of problems lately, so I switched her anti-virus software over from the free version of AVG to Avast and ran a scan on her hard drive. It caught over a dozen trojans and viruses that had gone completely undetected by AVG!!

If any of you guys use AVG and are having problems, you might want switch. I don't think they're keeping their virus libraries anywhere near up to date.
Now you tell me! I have AVG and two days ago I could not get my computer started because one of the files was corrupted, I had to completely re-install Windows and now all of my music files and documents have disappeared, Thank goodness there wasn't anything vital that can't be replaced.

I am going to go and buy some virus protection.

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Post by Gillian » Thu May 13, 2010 5:15 pm

Grannybear, I love my Mac! They're worth their weight in gold!

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