I couldn't update my new CA antivirus...

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sweater, Oct 25, 2006.

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    When I downloaded and upgraded my ca anti-virus to its new version, using my limited acct surfing the net I couldn't update it anymore. In the old version there's no problem. But now, I can only update it using admin acct.

    I want to update this in my limited acct during surfing. How could I do this? o_O

    I always got this error message..:mad:
     

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    If you are using the suite I would look at the firewall. It is set to the max out of the box and can be very, very restrictive. Try lowering the settings one level and try updating again.
     
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    My goodness!!!

    so if this couldn't be fixed then it's more better to switch to other anti-virus. I only uses limited acct for surfing, I could not have to make the risk of using admin acct surfing the web.
     
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    I tried the free year version of CA. Just downloaded it last night. No firewall, just the antivirus alone. I removed it two hours after downloading it.

    First, it locked up my computer during reboot and again after the reboot. Okay, I've run into this before with programs needing a couple of boots to work.

    Then, I ran a scan......It never ended. I left for an hour, came back, and it was scanning a file. I thought it had to be almost over, so waited, and waited, and waited, and it was still scanning that single small file. Finally, I hit pause. It didn't pause. I hit stop. It didn't stop or, rather, it did stop. My computer froze again.

    Got rid of CA Antivirus and am back with AVG 7.5 free and their free antispyware.
     
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    I have already uninstalled it, and using now Avast Home 4.7.

    I hesitates using AVG antivirus. Is this now more better than before? o_O
     
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    Supposedly AVG's heuristics have improved for 7.5 free. It's probably good enough if you safe surf. It's roughly equal to Avast in detection anyway, but lighter.
     
  8. Chuck57

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    I like the new AVG. I've always liked AVG. It's much lighter on my machine than the older versions. I've tried a number of different antivirus programs and always end up back with AVG.

    I practice safe surfing, staying clear of gaming, porn, and similar sites. I don't download email and other than free email from Yahoo, my regular email is only for close friends - even then I won't open attachments unless I know beforehand to expect one and am reasonably sure it's safe.

    For me, AVG ought to be more than adequate. But, I'll probably continue to look at other brands. I can't resist.
     
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    Sorry Chuck57, I couldn't practice safe surfing like you. I am adventurous and always want to visits new unknown sites....so I couldn't really use AVG antivirus.

    I even occasionally visits "dangerous sites", I know they are dangerous coz my site advisor is in a warning mode...but I am not afraid coz I have multiple protection active and passive and a reliable Avast antivirus. It's heavier than others but it does it jobs well and it updates fast in which I really like. :cool:
     
  10. Chuck57

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    Well, I'm still more comfortable using my old Royal manual typewriter than a computer. I never got into playing games online, and my wife would kill me if she ever discovered I visited a porn site.

    I did the warez thing years ago and ended up with a few viruses, so stay away from them. I mostly hang out on a couple of dozen forums ranging from security, to politics, to firearms oriented, to even supernatural related.

    As for games, Microsoft Flight Simulator is my choice, and if devotees of it found out I called it a game, I'd be banned from that site.
     
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