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Member since 26 Nov 2006
Member from Dobson
I have had a butterfly screensaver for years but recently took advantage of Xtra's offer of free McAfee antivirus. It hates my screensaver and keeps telling me that it is a threat. When I ignore the call to delete it, McAfee goes all anti and frequently freezes the screen. Should I get rid of my screensaver, or ditch McAfee and replace it with AVG? I am a real technotwit.
Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
Well, now that you have McaFee free from Telecom, it would be probably too much hassle to change it now. So the butterflies have to go! I am sure you will find plenty of lovely screensavers out there that will work ok.
However if you do decide that you cannot live without them, and want to dump McaFee, get Avast! free version and not AVG. Avast! is the now preferred anti virus in all geek circles.
Member since 16 Oct 2007
Member from Ohope
Cookybaby: I just had a look at this, Avast Free version, I'm sure it said: 30 Free Trial. What happens after that, do you then have to .... Pay.
Member since 15 Jun 2006
Member from Palmerston North
Hi B J B - No, you don't pay anything. Avast is a free version and works very well. Might take a while to download if you are on dialup though.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
I am on Avast,and its bang on.That bang on,I recieved a e mail,from somewhere,and It started to tell me I was being accused.........Then Avast killed it.Said it had a virus.Now I am left wondering,what/where/why about that dang E mail.But he is doing a good job all the same.You are right Cookybaby it does take a while,on dial up.I minimise everything on download,and go play games.
BJB, you need to get the Avast 4 Home edition. I know they make it difficult to find but it is there. The free one updates automatically, but you have to use it manually to scan. The Pro version (paid) does everything automatically.
Thanks, Cookybaby and trimnan, have found the Avast 4 Home edition on the web and will ' download it, when neccessary. Thanks for your help.
I got sick of the infighting and the delays so ditched them both. I now have Avast! and have a slideshow of My Pictures as a screensaver. Will keep you posted if it makes things faster.
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