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    For the last week a notice has been popping up on my pc saying the talk talk security will be expiring when I log in.It has expired today on my log in but ok on my dads(dad pays for the security).
    So why is it effecting my security as its the same computer??
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  • #2
    Make sure your dad's has been set up for all users otherwise each user needs a different account.

    If it is set up, i would contact talk talk and tell them.

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    • #3
      Thanks, my brother(the only person in the family that knows anything about computers)is going to call them.

      Very annoting as I darnt check any online bank accounts or business payments on paypal.
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      • #4
        You could just get something else.

        I use AVG (which is free) as the virus checker, and ZoneAlarm (which is free) as the firewall.

        Last time I had a virus was in 1994 when I had to use the PCs at uni (and they has no virus scanners, apart from on one machine, which was infected with a virus...)

        And if you're worried about spyware, I also use adaware from LavaSoft (which is free - can you spot a trend here??)
        It's never too late to gyrate!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
          You could just get something else.

          I use AVG (which is free) as the virus checker, and ZoneAlarm (which is free) as the firewall.

          Last time I had a virus was in 1994 when I had to use the PCs at uni (and they has no virus scanners, apart from on one machine, which was infected with a virus...)

          And if you're worried about spyware, I also use adaware from LavaSoft (which is free - can you spot a trend here??)
          Thanks for the info Mr Swirl! I've had Norton for the last year and it's drove me nuts. Thankfully it's run out now so I'm going to investigate your leads.
          Gail x

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          • #6
            Originally posted by onlyme View Post
            Thanks for the info Mr Swirl! I've had Norton for the last year and it's drove me nuts. Thankfully it's run out now so I'm going to investigate your leads.
            I used to use Norton, but one years upgrade never stopped hounding me with messages like "Internet Explorer is trying to access the internet", no matter how many times I added it to my list of software.

            Then I went McAfee which I fell out of love with.

            The free stuff is as good as the programs you pay for.
            It's never too late to gyrate!

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            • #7
              That's eaxactly whu it bugs me too. Right now it keeps telling me my subcription has elapsed and I should renew it. No matter how many times I click the little cross I can't get rid of the damn thing! Grrrr....
              Gail x

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
                The free stuff is as good as the programs you pay for.
                Couldn't agree with you more. Here at home we use the free AVG 8.0 which is now a combined antivirus and anti spyware. We also use a program called Malwarebytes which is very good for really stubborn objects. We don't run a separate firewall as Windows XP has its own built in firewall which is more than adequate.

                We have 5 Pcs here at home permanently connected to the Internet and we have never been hit with any nasties.

                Hubby runs his own PC repair business from home and he always advises people to stay away from Norton's, McAfee's and Kapersky. They are far too intense for home users. Unless you are an IT spe******t, most people don't know what they are being asked to accept or deny when the pop up boxes appear.

                The amount of people who have locked themselves out of their computer because they said yes or no to the wrong question is incredible.

                AVG is great as it just sits in the background very quietly until something nasty is found.

                Ruby
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