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Author Topic: Recommended anti-virus software????? Tips on purging McAfee??  (Read 9419 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2012, 11:26:02 AM »

I hear you on the Linux.... Problem is having so many document files in windows format and and sharing with others.


Open Office, which comes with most Linux distributions,  is an excellent word processor, spread sheet app, and power point replacement.  The Open Office word processor will read and write to the microsoft .doc formats.   The spread sheets are totally compatible with microsoft excel.  The powerpoint slides work unless you try to get really fancy and use unsupported features.   The database program is not compatible with MS Access.

http://www.openoffice.org/
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2012, 01:54:18 PM »

Hmm, that's interesting FRAMEshift, one of the computers here at work has LInux Mint on it and runs Open Office but we've tried to share an Excel file with it to no success.  I'll study over it a bit later when I get some time.  I *do* like Linux and the community. Wink

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 05:39:40 PM »

Install Malwarebytes and run a full scan Ed. Make sure when running for the first time you don't enable the pro trial.
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 04:44:14 PM »

Shane, I haven't gotten around to using Malwarebytes but it seems that the rootkit virus(?) hasn't caused an issue.  I haven't forgotten about it, though!

What I wanted to mention is that McAfee sent me a notice that my virus protection has expired.  Apparently they're really feeling sorry for me because they've decreased the price of their software by $30 from what they were going to renew it at earlier!!!  What a deal!!!!  And BTW...it's Dell Recommended!!!!  rolleyes

Just thought I'd pass this very valuable information on to ya'll. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 06:58:30 PM »

Really Really like kaspersky!!! i also use CCleaner to keep things cleaned up.

For your RootKit in the MBR use the utility provided here:
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 12:06:09 AM »

Alfred, I took you up on the link to the removal utility and apparently it worked.  I ran it a second time and it didn't detect the virus.  My strain was the Rootkit.Boot.Wistler.a .  I'm about to turn my lights out for the night so I'm going to leave Avast scanning and see if it picks anything up.  Thanks for the link!

Here is end of the log from the initial scan:

22:28:09.0546 8844   Scan finished
22:28:09.0546 8844   ============================================================
22:28:09.0562 5500   Detected object count: 2
22:28:09.0562 5500   Actual detected object count: 2
22:28:30.0500 5500   \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 ( Rootkit.Boot.Wistler.a ) - will be cured on reboot
22:28:30.0500 5500   \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - ok
22:28:30.0500 5500   \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 ( Rootkit.Boot.Wistler.a ) - User select action: Cure
22:28:30.0953 5500   \Device\Harddisk5\DR8 - processing error
22:28:47.0765 5500   \Device\Harddisk5\DR8 - restored
22:28:47.0765 5500   \Device\Harddisk5\DR8 ( Rootkit.Boot.Wistler.a ) - User select action: Cure Restore
22:28:54.0171 4144   Deinitialize success

Does that look right?

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"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."..."The press is our chief ideological weapon." - Nikita Khrushchev

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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 10:35:23 AM »

Looks Good to me.
 Honestly though I am not an expert on this.
I just know where to find some of the good utilities because of my own bad experiences.
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 01:30:16 PM »

I hear ya, Alfred.  Looks like it worked!  Thanks again!  Ed
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American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."..."The press is our chief ideological weapon." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they wont come to yours." - Yogi Berra
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2012, 11:48:10 PM »

@ Frameshift   Shhhhhhhhhhh! If everybody starts using it we are gonna need all that crap!
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2013, 10:52:54 AM »

FRAMEshift, just wanted to let you know I've been running Linux Mint (currently Maya) for the last seven or eight months.  Windoze finally sucked wind and died on me...I thought about calling Microsoft and finding out how to resurrect my registration/whatever but said....forget it.  I was already running Mint on a couple of other computers that other folks primarily use so I figured I'd try it here at home.  So far I've had a few windoze programs that didn't work out in Linux, but I've basically had *zero* issues with the system...the programs that didn't work I found a Linux program to replace them.  No biggies.

Just thought I'd give a "state of the computer" address. Wink

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American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."..."The press is our chief ideological weapon." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they wont come to yours." - Yogi Berra
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