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  1. I haven't yet bought my own ESET protection, partly because as soon as I was ready, I found myself broke. I make $12.50 per hour and that isn't a living wage. And I'm lucky compared to many. As I said, 'partly'. The other reason is that I never got an answer to the question whether the ESET stand alone av prog takes 'preventive' measures, the way (I'm sure) the suite does. If I don't need the suite, I only want the av. I visited my mother in Oshawa yesterday and discovered a wee problem on her desktop. (She's using windows xp, home) She has picked up 22Find and try as a might, I can't get
  2. It's the 'preventive' feature I'm looking for. ESS may have a firewall, but I don't want to do something that kills my functionality. As far as I can tell, my windows OS (windows 7 home professional), has a firewall. Do I trust it to be great? Perhaps not. But I don't know whether I need a great firewall. I'm trying to keep it simple. If the bare bones AV doesn't include the 'preventive' measures, then those factors are moot. I'll go with the more robust suite if it indeed 'prevents' trouble.
  3. Okay. I've read the blurbs for ESET Smart Security and the simpler ESET AV. I'm not sure I need more than the ESET AV. Gamer stuff and parental control stuff isn't anything I require. I would only consider the more robust program if that's the one that prevents problems (the way Spyware Blaster does or doesn't). Do I need ESET Smart Security in order to get the preventive features? Thanks.
  4. Okay. I'll have a look. Thanks. Appreciated. Later...
  5. Hello all. I did have a quick look at the FAQ, looking for an easy solution I confess. This was where I was directed. I desire a 'home user' standalone malware scanner/cleaner and I don't know what's best. I used to go back and forth between two. Ad Aware got bought and busted. And Spybot just didn't behave. Komodo would install on my machine (forget which one), malware bytes alarmed me (forget why)... But I have acquired links (such as the link to ESET) to sites dealing with security. Ergo. I have been using combofix. I have no idea whether it works. There's zero plain English help. W
  6. Hello all. I'm 57, live in Toronto, land of Ford, blog (over 450 posts so far), know computer as a user but am sort of a permanent newbie. For which reason I have always had the good sense to bookmark reputable sites that I could go to when in trouble. I had been a visitor to Wilders and SpywareInfo for a long time. I forget the details, but that's how I found this site. If someone wants to guide me to the most appropriate discussion, I'd appreciate it. I don't know what's going on with my Toshiba Satellite C650 w 2.12 available physical memory, i3 cpu. It started with the most recent Adob
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