Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:50 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:54 PM
Shield Deluxe uses the Kaspersky Antivirus 6.0 scanning engine, whereas the current version of Kaspersky Antivirus is v7.0, which probably explains
why it's approx half the price compared to what Kaspersky charges. Moreover, Kaspersky offers free trials for all it's products whereas Shield appears not to offer any so the money you saved might not be a saving at all if you don't like it or it performs badly.
Personally I would go for the latest version of the real thing from Kaspersky, and indeed that's what I use (the full security suite, actually). I would heartily recommend it to anyone. I certainly couldn't recommend Shield, not only because I never used it, but also because they want your money
before you've tried it. No decent software developer operates like that.
Edited by pip22, 28 April 2008 - 11:58 PM.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:38 PM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:33 PM
While Shield Deluxe is, indeed, a good application, might I suggest that you also look into ESET Smart Security. It has a free trial and I have found it to be an outstanding security application. It's not expensive for the protection it provides. I've been recommending their NOD32 Anti-virus for a long time and will continue to do so as long as they keep putting out applications of this quality.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:04 PM
Re donation - happy to. I do not use credit/debit cards (recently had ID cmpromised:( can I send a check to an address?
Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:10 PM
Re: ID compromise...been there/done that...
Good to see you again...
Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:28 PM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:13 PM
Returned and tried updates again - this time got message, updates not needed. But below this is notation that no updates have been run yet.
Remain confused though 'status' says my pc is fully protected.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:20 PM
You're good to go...enjoy the test drive.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:45 PM
BTW - just to be on safe side - if I should suddenly disappear (which is not likely) just know recently had med emergency and so far both I and Dr. not sure what caused same. All right one minute and down the next but not a stroke. Was on new meds and my money is on that factor - waiting lab results right now. Meds nowadays more hazardous than the condition one has:)
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:58 AM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:19 PM
You can find out which firewall is actually in use by double clicking the ESET icon in the system tray. Under the "Protection Status" area, it will show a green check next to each component that's in use. Then open Control Panel and double click on the "Windows Firewall" icon. If ESET shows it's firewall as active, the Windows Firewall should show as off (Not protecting your machine). The ESET firewall is better than the Windows Firewall...in my opinion.
ESET's "install it and forget it" application of protection is great. It will let you know if it detects a threat with a pop-up warning giving information about the threat along with a recommended course of action. It also provides the option of a manual scan for those times you want to check things out for yourself. I rate this Security Suite as among the very best available.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:31 PM
Have heard windows firewall not all that great and then I turn around and someone tells me the Windows firewall is best for windows. Not sure what one should consider when trying to decide on a firewall.
Yes, the 'set it and foget it' part of ESEt NOD32 AV is most attractive so enjoying that very much. Glad you caught my post and responded.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:23 AM
Was answering email when suddenly windows shut down and I faced a black screen with dire warnings of a problem and need to shut windows down to prevent damage to the PC; further indicated that if it occurred again to restart windows in safe mode. Then it gave me a long string of numbers, some letters, and figures. I should have copied all info but was so shaken by the warning I hurriedly shut PC down entirely.
Restarting of PC did not necessitate using safe mode and so far no further problems/warnings have been forthcoming. And AV program is functioning just fine.
Questions: what has happened when this occurs?
what should I do if it occurs again?
how can one prevent such occurrences?
some weeks ago installed Nero burning program and RegScrubXP - might these
Review of my system:
Dell XPS400 Dimension
XP-Pro Version 2002 SP2
Pentium ® D CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz, 2.00 GB of Ram
E Drive Sony CD-RW CRX217 E
IDE\CD Rom Sony
F Drive HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW
Video Card Nvidia GeForce 6800
Sound Card Sigma Tel High Defin.
Thanks for all info that can be provided.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:46 AM
Click Start, then Run, type eventvwr.msc and click "Ok". In the left pane, click on "Applications". In the right pane, look for any error massages (displayed next to a red icon) and list any that correspond to the time your machine crashed.
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