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Re: [OM] OT windows 8.1

Subject: Re: [OM] OT windows 8.1
From: JOHN DUGGAN <john.duggan10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:30:20 +0100
A very belated thank you to all who helped me with anti-virus advice regarding 
a computer I was setting up for my sister in Colorado Springs. Microsoft 
security essentials seems to be working well and my sister is pleased to be 
back in communication with all her friends.
Since returning from the States at the end of last month I seem to have picked 
a nasty virus. Bouts of feeling hot and sweaty without warning , and a 
permanent sore throat, which I believe is sinus related. It is really starting 
to get me down :-(>
 
Regards
John Duggan,
Wales, UK


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 From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Olympus Camera Discussion <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] OT windows 8.1
 

I agree with Paul and the others.  Use Microsoft Security Essentials or 
Defender as someone said it's called now.  It's not built-in to Windows 7 but 
maybe it is in Windows 8.  If not built-in now download it from Microsoft's 
site.

What passes as Norton today began life (in part) at IBM many years ago.  IBM 
decided to go out of the anti-virus business and IBM's and Norton's stuff were 
combined under the Norton name.  Being an IBM'er I used it for many years but 
it eventually became so big and bloated that I threw it out.  I've used a 
couple others since (such as AVG) but eventually tossed them for bloat or (in 
the case of AVG specifically) for erroneously flagging Windows systems files as 
suspect and putting them into quarantine.

I eventually decided that no on has more skin in the game of protecting Windows 
from viruses than Microsoft.  It's lean, unobtrusive, easy to use and it's free.

Chuck Norcutt


On 8/22/2014 5:10 PM, Paul Braun wrote:
> I've always treated McAfee and Norton as viruses themselves. Microsoft
> Security Essentials is reliable, free, and relatively resource-light. It's
> what I use anytime someone asks me to un-screw-up their Windows machine.
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM, JOHN DUGGAN <john.duggan10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
>>   Hi all,
>>                 can anyone advise me with a windoze 8.1 query? I am setting
>> up a new base for my brother in law. Computer is running trial version of
>> McAfee...which I do not like. Is it sensible just to revert to built in
>> virus protection in Win 8.1 or use a free or paid for programme.
>> Suggestions please, as I am used to a Mac, and would appreciate any advise.
>> Regards
>>    John Duggan,
>> Wales, UK
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