Marty;marty wrote:Been using AVG Free. About a week ago I see a little note at the bottom of the screen saying the hard drive is almost all filled up. Look at the different folders to see what is going on? There is nothing listed in the file size column? Seems that, that is the way Windows 7 is. Can see file size when you roll the mouse over the folders. Find 47GB of who knows what here: Computer > Local Disk (C:) > ProgramData > AVG10 > Dumps. Delete all the files in that Dumps folder. A few hours latter it fills up again. AVG went berserk. Try to remove AVG and get a error message. Downloaded avg_remover_stf_x64_2011_1322.exe This works. Black screens with white words flashing around for a few minutes and AVG is gone. Reinstall AVG. All is OK till today. AVG was preventing email program from receiving emails.
Can any one recommend a free Virus Program that does not cause problems?
List of antivirus software
+1 It was the number one free antivirus software reviewed by Consumer Reports. I find stuff the Mcafee and Norton miss on customer machines. It also consumes far less CPU cycles than either.AussieJester wrote:Avira Anti virus Personal Been using it for a few years works a treat
Make it +2 on Avira, it gets both of my thumbs up! Protects all our computers and kept the kids safe at College for 8 years now.AussieJester wrote:Avira Anti virus Personal Been using it for a few years works a treat
my netbook is dual-booted with ubuntu and windows xp and my windows partition crapped out on me because of a virus earlier this week. i wish this thread came up sooner so i could have some good suggestions for antivirus software.bmxed wrote:Ubuntu is good too. Immune to those nasty windows viruses. I use it and don't even think about or consider what anti-virus software I'll ever need.
Chroot is the process of changing of the apparent disk root directory (and the current running process and its children) to another root directory. When you change root to another directory you cannot access files and commands outside that directory. This directory is called a chroot jail. Changing root is commonly done for system maintenance, such as reinstalling the bootloader or resetting a forgotten password.
Definition: chroot (jail): A UNIX feature that creates a limited sandbox allowing a process to view only a single subtree of the filesystem. The jail call in BSD is a more advanced version for creating the same sort of sandbox.
People should listen to you because Linux base operating systems are so god to use, you just turn it on and use it. I dont like being monitored by everyone So I use a mac. I just get monitored by Apple.bmxed wrote:Ubuntu is good too. Immune to those nasty windows viruses. I use it and don't even think about or consider what anti-virus software I'll ever need.