Start-Up error message
Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:19 PM
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:35 PM
If you have the resources (System RAM) you could install a firewall to catch the process trying to send the outbound message.
I recommend a firewall anyways as part of a multi-layer security system.
Try SyGate 5.6. It is light on resources. Takes 30 to 50 Kb of RAM.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:44 PM
Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:26 PM
It is still a good idea to have a antivirus, several antispyware than actively scan, a software firewall, and a router w\ NAT, if you have cable, ADSL, or satellite HSI. IMO
Posted 10 September 2006 - 06:38 AM
SInce I have your attention (thanks again) I do have one other question. I've always heard that you shouldn't run 2 AV programs simultaneously since incompatibilities will happen. Obviously, I have Mcafee, but in addition, I have software that was put out by Trend-Micro (V-Com) called "Fix-It Utilities 5". There are some really nice software and hardware fixes included with this program, but an AV program is also included. I currently have the Fix-It AV disabled regarding auto-scan and email checking, however am wondering if there is something else I should in this regard. I don't want to not have Fix-It because of the other software contained within it. Thanks again for your assistance.
Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:57 AM
Is there a reason you do not use the second AV program instead of MacAfee? Trend-Micro is every bit as good as MacAfee.
Edited by acklan, 10 September 2006 - 07:58 AM.
Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:21 AM
However, I'm not familiar with your abbreviation ("NAT") regarding the router. I do have cable, and am using an older Linksys system - the router is a BEFWv11
For information purposes "NAT" stands for Network Address Translation.
Your router does support it according to the specs.
Posted 10 September 2006 - 03:13 PM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 03:24 PM
Thanks to both of you for the help. I'm seriously considering dropping Mcafee, since their new and improved version does me no good anyway (it doesn't support Win 98 or 98SE), plus it renews annually. The Trend-Micro AV came with the Fix-It Utilities, and was a one time expense, and they auto-update almost daily. Guess it's time to give Mcafee the bad news, lol.
Glad to help.
As a side note regarding anti-virus software : I've not used Macfee but I do use NOD32 which I find to be excellent. I'm not sure whether it's a repetative subscription but I am very impressed with it so far. Visit the site for more info http://www.eset.com/.
Posted 10 September 2006 - 03:47 PM
Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition
Microsoft Defender (2000,and XP only)
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
Firewalls (Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate 5.6 Free Personal Edition (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall
Best of all... they are free.
Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:53 AM
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