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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Thank you, Bruce! Among the bunch of you, you've given me the tips I was hoping for. AVG certainly seems like a great product, so far.

    If there are more things you would like to suggest, I certainly don't mind a private message from you with some additional info, or you can post it here in the board - up to you.. I welcome the wisdom of experience!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Thanks guys! I've done that - now.
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    One last question, please Bruce? I've made the rescue diskette (actually, with XP Pro it took two diskettes). Now that those two diskettes are certified virus free, should I slide the write protect tab up? They didn't say so when it was being made and I've checked the Help file and it doesn't say either. I guess I could write protect it and do a trial run to see if SOS needs to write anything on either of the diskettes, huh? Wonder what happens if you do a trial run - will it go blindly ahead and restore system files and boot sector and stuff, or will it KNOW that nothing's wrong?

    AND, a Happy Independence Day back at ya!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Then you should try F-Prot (Command antivirus) instead. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Is the test that AVG does during boot the complete test or do I need to run that seperately?

    How long does it take to get the updates downloaded? Can I leave the computer running and have it do the update during the night? If so does it disconnect after it is finished?

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    <img src=/S/stop.gif border=0 alt=stop width=26 height=24> That's a viscious 4th graphic <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=6 height=19>
    Notice some of your Smilies are now in the Smilies Panel? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Talk about yer nostalgia! I set the write protect tabs on my two diskettes and went for it! It's OK, Bruce, it ends up in a DOS-like menu that offers the options of checking your hard drives, restoring the Vault, restoring your system files, etc. It took the SOS program a long time to load from floppy, but it's OK for (as you said) one hopes NEVER to have to use it.

    As to the questions Booklady posed, I'm quite sure that anything it's doing during boot is NOT checking hard drives. It goes too quickly for that. Since I'm new at Avg, I don't know how long the update process takes or whether it will disconnect (I have DSL). Why don't you leave the default time at some time during the hours when you can watch and see what it does and how long it takes. That's what I'm gonna do for the first time or two.

    One thing for sure, my PC is HUMMING since I dumped McAfee over the starboard bow!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Al, I was just curious, did you have to go into BIOS to switch the option to boot from diskette or no?

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    No, I always have my BIOS set for booting from floppy first, then CD, and thirdly hard drive.

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    He's baaaack! Well, after getting up my nerve and doing all this with AVG, I went ahead and installed it on my other two in-home machines. One of 'em has a problem I can't find the solution to. I have a peer network running and one of the machines is running Win98SE. After installing AVG on it, the screen says that Email scanning is not functional. I can't figure out what might be wrong. I went ahead and did the full scan on all drives thinking that might be the problem, but no dice. I went to the AVG web page and tried to send a message to them, but it won't let me do even that. After entering my serial number, the page says it doesn't recognize me.

    Anyone got any ideas on why I would get this non-functional message. Netscape 4.7 is installed on the machine, but NOT Outlook. I DID notice that the AVG Help screens says that email scanning supports Outlook. Jeez, I hope that doesn't mean that Netscape or Mozilla are NOT supported. If it does, I've just wasted a lot of time for nothing!

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    Re: Virus Checkers

    Thanks, Bruce.
    They're fair game once you post them here.
    I usually grab any I fancy. <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>
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