I know that there are many threads talking about Anti Virus programs, but none seem to really answer my question. So, here goes:
I have recently installed McAfee Internet Security Suite, as an attempt to better myself, after years of being annoyed by Norton IS (I run Win ME).
The problem I have now is that I get all the pop-ups again (no blocker). I am by no means a computer buff, so hate trying things out just to see how they work, because knowing my luck, it'll all going to go wrong, and then I won't know how to fix things.
I am now looking for a free pop-up blocker, which will work with McAfee, hopefully without having to change any settings.
Do you have any recommendations for programs that are easy to install and work with?
I also don't know whether to install McAfee on my husband's lap-top (XP), or use another (free) program. Any recommendations on this one?
Your MaAfee Security suite should be able to do this for you access your "security centre" go to "Privacy Service" sign in as administrator ( or any account that has full Access) Go to the "Options" tab down the side once in the options screen open the "Block Ads" tab across the top Make sure the boxes "Block Ads on the computer" & Block Pop ups on this computer" are both enabled this should sort it out for you
You will be able to run the same copy of Mcafee on 2 PC's although you would be infringing the licence agreement so I wouldn't recommend it. The two free products that are always recommended in the forums are AVG for virus protection click here and Zone Alarms for your fire wall click here You might also want to add Spy/Mal-ware scanners to both PCs, i know from bitter experience that McAfee's not the sharpest pencil on the box when it comes to detecting these again the two most talked about here are click here (Ewido) This will give you active scanning for a trail period, then you will be able to use it a a passive scanner (you have to start the scan your self ) it's free click here (Microsoft Spyware beta) again totally free