So much for the bargain on my free anti-virus software.
Yesterday while searching what I thought to be an innocuous site - a site on maps, can't get more G-rated than that - I got a pop up message that AVG had detected a virus. Not thinking too much of it I closed the browser and ran a scan. It found the virus but when I went to remove it to the vault it wouldn't let me. I then rebooted and another pop up: Trojan virus. I tried to connect to the Internet to research it and slow as a dog - could barely paint a page.
Long story short...I had to take it to the Geek place down the street. For $160 dollars they were able to get me back up and running again. $160! That's nearly half the price of what I paid for this machine in the first place!
I learned my lesson. They were very nice there and recommended Avira, or something, another free virus program. Yet before I download it I'm going to talk to the Internet security guy at work and get his recommendations. I've heard the standard Norton and McAfee aren't very good. What do you all use? And to what success, or not, have you had?
On an indirectly bargain-related note, my company is soon to be rolling out Microsoft Office 2010. Remember how I mentioned, way back, that I wasn't sure about getting it because of the price? Well, I have yet to get it and have still been using the free Beta-version. Anyway, Microsoft has worked out a deal with my company to allow employees to purchase the full professional version of Office which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, Access and OneNote, for use in the home, not for the $500 retail but, get this...for only $9.95! Talk about a bargain!
Alright, over and out...