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I have a computer which is connected to a local network, which I do not administrate. I have a few questions about it regarding the anti-virus it/I implemented.
I myself used Kaspersky IS. The network is setup for using Norton. I started Geek U here and they told us taht different anti-viruses cause clashing amongst each other and so I was wondering if anyone knew an alternate solution that will work well with Norton (and is free preferably as buying tons of AV programs to satisfy previously unknown network requirements is costly...mumble mumble). My hesitance in using Norton is that it knowingly interferes with World of Warcraft and rather than provide a work around, Blizzard links the Norton Removal Tool.

Secondly, I wondered if someone could tell me what I should do when Kaspersky (or any other AV program) scans password protected archives (presumably password protected by Windows at installation). I tried telling my AV to run as an administrator with a user name and password to scan the archives during virus checks, but it just pops up A LOT of very annoying "please enter your password" dialog boxes. And I entered it once, twice, ten times becfore I configured these individual files were protected and it would continue to ask me to enter a password through any odd hundred or thousand in number files. What should I do?
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while i'm at it, i was wondering if anyone was familiar with Glay Utilities and could say whether I need to run it constantly or not, because on Windows 7, if I run it ten times there are going to be ten problems. This seems odd to me, and suggests that my registry constantly breaking down, or adding entries which is virus like behavior. Can anyone advise? (my AV doesn't send off any alerts btw).
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the two registry entries (which glary utilities says are a problem) are hkey_classes_root .eml and .nws. They are windows mail and internet news entries. Seemingly harmless, I'm just wondering why glary is flagging them. my assumption is they are associated to flash files. is there a way to tell rededit not to write entries containing text or attributes to various areas of the registry? does anyone know a good flash advertisement blocker for IE? Firefox seems to have many, but i haven't found any for IE in their addons archives. Thanks in advance.
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