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    Re: Virus Checkers

    OK, you win!

    Uncle!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    <hr>this new "Percussion Maintenance" technique<hr>
    Fraid you are mistaken there, Bruce, that is the oldest most tried and true maintenance technique there is. The next best method qets real high tech -- get a hammer.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Hmm ... think I'll put all that in my Bio <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    ... or at least the part about vomiting.
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    OK, so I took the plunge and installed AVG last nite. By the way, I not only uninstalled McAfee but I manually blew away its entries in the registry and the residual directories on my hard drive. Dang, I don't know why software uninstallers aren't more thorough.

    Lemme tell you a BRIEF story about why I finally have given up on McAfee. I've been grousing about how my computer does SOME things so slowly, so I recently bumped up my RAM from 128 to 640 - that's megabytes, can you believe it?

    Performance improved, obviously, but still there was a nagging feeling..... With McAfee out of the way, this puppy is ROARING like a lion and doing stuff instantly that used to take several seconds (or bunches of seconds).

    Enuf 'bout that. I really wanted to ask y'all who've been using AVG for awhile two questions. Unlike McAfee, there isn't much to do except sit back and hope like heck this thing is working - it was so simple. My questions are: do you ALLOW it to do that complete check of all drives once a day that's built in to the defaults? Second, it says it will update your "data" files once a month, but I don't see anywhere WHEN that will be. Do you stick with the once a month routine or do it more often?

    So far, I appreciate the suggestion about this software.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    I have only used AV software for a bit over 4 years.
    Only used NAV, so I have no comparison, but I have noticed that since some recent NAV update, there is an obvious slow down in loading/opening Word template files.

    This is due to AutoProtect being enabled. The workaround is to disable AutoProtect when working on my own templates, or on those I am doing for Clients.
    The danger is forgetting to enable AutoProtect when connecting to the Internet.

    Wish list item for NAV: An option to warn me EVERY time I dial my modem, if AutoProtect is not enabled. And, an option to automatically enable AutoProtect when I dial.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Hi BigAl
    have you not got the Control Center enabled? It should appear as a square icon divided into 4 colours in your Systray. RClick it and choose Run and you can set the parameters you're asking about.
    Once you get it set up, you won't want to use anything else. It's absolutely amazing to me that this little thing is free.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Yeah, I've got the icon in the tray. I TURNED OFF the 2 AM daily entire hard drive(s) scan 'cause it looked to me like a waste of time to do that same scan of all files, every day. Opinions?

    On the one for data file updates, I set it for "if the database is more than 7 days old," and I was wondering what others of you do.

    Like all of you, I was amazed at the simplicity of the whole thing and can't believe it's free!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    I have it check every 2 days. I'd *love* to be able to select which drives to scan.
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    My tactic is a bit different than Eileen's - I perform a manual scan on my own if I feel it's a) overdue or [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] the system is acting strange, and I didn't change anything (rare). The real-time scanning does enough for most purposes.

    As far as updates, I let the scheduler check every seven days, and if something happens in between those dates I force an update. I think I get away with that simply because I read WAY too many newsletters and one of them invariably knows about the new baddies!
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Eileen, I don't know if this will "stick" on the regular checks or not, but I noticed that if you run the regular program window, click Service and then Complete Test Settings, it will let you select which drives are to be checked. I don't know yet if that rolls-over to the Control Center, but it's easy to find out.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    That's the kind of info I was looking for, Mark. Thanks for the "advice!"

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