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Virus protection for laptop

 
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Kate



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:54 am    Post subject: Virus protection for laptop Reply with quote

Hi.
I have WIN ME on my Toshiba Satellite (8 years old?). I inherited this laptop and since I'm using it, temporarily, for the internet I'd like to download a free anti-virus program. AGV isn't supported with ME and my subscription to SpyDoctor (from my broken desktop) isn't supported either.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend using Avast for Windows Me.
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Kate



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
Thanks. I downloaded it successfully and ran a scan. Thank goodness because I found a virus. However, this virus scan set-up is a bit confusing to me. Rather, I'm not used to it so I don't know what to do with this virus. Right now it's "in the chest". Do I delete it now?
See below:
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Scanning of selected files

Action was completed successfully!

Virus has been detected!
File Name: MiniBugTransporter.dll
FileID: 4
Virus Description: Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's in the chest then it's out of harm's way, it is not necessary to delete it.
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Kate



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. There was a virus, though, that wouldn't go to the chest. When I clicked the option for it to go to the chest, I got an error message. So now, I don't know where that virus is!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scan your system and see if it finds it again, it may have fixed the issue rather than quarantine an infected file.
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