Hi I would like to know witch antivirus is the best (low ressources usage, good protection and low cost).
I am using InoculateIT Personnal Edition, a free antivirus (and free support and update) but they stop their free service the 15 May 2002 so I need to change.
Norton Antivirus 2002 hands down. McAfee, has some issues with its Active X object components conflicting with IE (causes stalls, and lockups). When you have to uninstall McAfee, you will need special instructions, because it attaches itself everywhere (just like a virus). My vote is for Norton Antivirus 2002. I switched and am glad I did.
The best thing I can tell you is, to tell your friend to completely uninstall McAfee, which means using, "Add Remove Programs", removing Active X objects, deleting internet temporary files, deleting temp files, deleting Folder "MCBIN" in the Windows directory, and then doing a through search of Registry to eradicate the demon (in about that order). After they are sure McAfee is gone, see if the problems are gone. If that does it (which it did for me) they will welcome the switch to Norton Antivirus 2002.
Here is a <A HREF="http/www.mcafee.com/support/cust_serv/faqs/tech_support/faq_technical.asp?questions=install" target="_new">Link</A> to the McAfee instruction. I recommend that they read and follow the unistall instruction completely. Hope this works for your friend!
One other thing I forgot to mention is to make sure your friend DOES NOT have any other McAfee product installed or any other antivirus programs. This will cause similar problems of the same nature. (McAfee is well known to include a complimentary version of their software bundled in other programs, i.e., Windows Plus, First Aid 2000... and some others). If they find that there is another problem other than McAfee, then they can safely do a clean install of that evil program.
Fisher of men<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jc14all on 02/19/02 06:44 PM.</EM></FONT></P>