• Anti-virus software needed for old AMD processor

    From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░╣9 + on desktop@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 05:38:16 2019
    From: "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86 Family 6
    Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all that means. I
    have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for several years. To
    all intents and purposes it seems to be running well but I noticed a
    couple of days ago that the firewall was switched off and despite my
    efforts it just refused to be switched on, giving a curt error message "Firewall cannot be switched on. During by unsuccessful efforts I also spotted that, although the latest virus definitions update was dated as 02/02/2019 it refused to update but told me that I still had the current update. I tried to install the current Avast free as a back up until
    the problem was sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately
    got the error message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run
    on your computer because your processor does not support SSE2
    instruction set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that
    my Premium installation had stopped working. :(
    All I can think of is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and
    updates it's virus definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much protection as the Avast or AVG offer.
    Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas as to how I can improve my security. Please don't suggest chucking the archaic computer in the
    skip! Thanks. :)

    --
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  • From CRNG@1:396/4 to All on Sun Feb 24 19:38:34 2019
    From: CRNG <noemail@atthisdomain.gov>

    Take a look at https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ I think they may
    still support Wxp.


    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in <gdi2d5Fm9esU1@mid.individual.net>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86 Family 6 >Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all that means. I
    have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for several years. To
    all intents and purposes it seems to be running well but I noticed a
    couple of days ago that the firewall was switched off and despite my
    efforts it just refused to be switched on, giving a curt error message >"Firewall cannot be switched on. During by unsuccessful efforts I also >spotted that, although the latest virus definitions update was dated as >02/02/2019 it refused to update but told me that I still had the current >update. I tried to install the current Avast free as a back up until
    the problem was sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately
    got the error message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run
    on your computer because your processor does not support SSE2
    instruction set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that
    my Premium installation had stopped working. :(
    All I can think of is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and
    updates it's virus definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much >protection as the Avast or AVG offer.
    Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas as to how I can improve my
    security. Please don't suggest chucking the archaic computer in the
    skip! Thanks. :)
    --
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    and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
    Email list-server groups and USENET are like having all of those
    newspapers delivered to your door every morning.
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  • From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░╣9 + on desktop@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 12:12:58 2019
    From: "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    CRNG wrote:
    Take a look at https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ I think they may
    still support Wxp.


    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in <gdi2d5Fm9esU1@mid.individual.net>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86 Family
    6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all that
    means. I have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for
    several years. To all intents and purposes it seems to be running
    well but I noticed a couple of days ago that the firewall was
    switched off and despite my efforts it just refused to be switched
    on, giving a curt error message "Firewall cannot be switched on.
    During by unsuccessful efforts I also spotted that, although the
    latest virus definitions update was dated as 02/02/2019 it refused to >>update but told me that I still had the current update. I tried to
    install the current Avast free as a back up until the problem was
    sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately got the error >>message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run on your
    computer because your processor does not support SSE2 instruction
    set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that my Premium
    installation had stopped working. :( All I can think of is to
    use Clamwin which does in fact run and updates it's virus definitions >>daily, but this doesn't offer as much protection as the Avast or AVG
    offer. Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas as to how I can
    improve my security. Please don't suggest chucking the archaic
    computer in the skip! Thanks. :)

    Thank you CRNG I'll take a bucher's at it.


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  • From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░19 + on netbook@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 12:26:28 2019
    From: "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:
    CRNG wrote:
    Take a look at https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ I think they
    may still support Wxp.


    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in <gdi2d5Fm9esU1@mid.individual.net>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86
    Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all
    that means. I have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for
    several years. To all intents and purposes it seems to be running
    well but I noticed a couple of days ago that the firewall was
    switched off and despite my efforts it just refused to be switched
    on, giving a curt error message "Firewall cannot be switched on.
    During by unsuccessful efforts I also spotted that, although the
    latest virus definitions update was dated as 02/02/2019 it refused
    to update but told me that I still had the current update. I tried
    to install the current Avast free as a back up until the problem was
    sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately got the error
    message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run on your
    computer because your processor does not support SSE2 instruction
    set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that my
    Premium installation had stopped working. :( All I can think of
    is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and updates it's virus
    definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much protection as
    the Avast or AVG offer. Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas
    as to how I can improve my security. Please don't suggest chucking
    the archaic computer in the skip! Thanks. :
    )

    Thank you CRNG I'll take a butcher's at it.


    Unfortunately I'm afraid one of their hardware requirements is:
    80MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technogy. :(



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  • From mark_t@phffft.com@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 01:19:38 2019
    From: mark_t@phffft.com

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:
    CRNG wrote:
    Take a look at https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ I think they
    may still support Wxp.


    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in <gdi2d5Fm9esU1@mid.individual.net>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86
    Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all
    that means. I have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for
    several years. To all intents and purposes it seems to be running
    well but I noticed a couple of days ago that the firewall was
    switched off and despite my efforts it just refused to be switched
    on, giving a curt error message "Firewall cannot be switched on.
    During by unsuccessful efforts I also spotted that, although the
    latest virus definitions update was dated as 02/02/2019 it refused
    to update but told me that I still had the current update. I tried
    to install the current Avast free as a back up until the problem was
    sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately got the error
    message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run on your
    computer because your processor does not support SSE2 instruction
    set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that my
    Premium installation had stopped working. :( All I can think of
    is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and updates it's virus
    definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much protection as
    the Avast or AVG offer. Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas
    as to how I can improve my security. Please don't suggest chucking
    the archaic computer in the skip! Thanks. :
    )

    Thank you CRNG I'll take a butcher's at it.


    Unfortunately I'm afraid one of their hardware requirements is:
    80MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technogy. :(


    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?


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  • From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░19 + on netbook@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 16:17:13 2019
    From: "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:
    CRNG wrote:
    Take a look at https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/ I think they
    may still support Wxp.


    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
    <gdi2d5Fm9esU1@mid.individual.net>

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86
    Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all
    that means. I have been running Avast Premium Internet Security
    for several years. To all intents and purposes it seems to be
    running well but I noticed a couple of days ago that the firewall
    was switched off and despite my efforts it just refused to be
    switched on, giving a curt error message "Firewall cannot be
    switched on. During by unsuccessful efforts I also spotted that,
    although the latest virus definitions update was dated as
    02/02/2019 it refused to update but told me that I still had the
    current update. I tried to install the current Avast free as a
    back up until the problem was sorted out and but as I tried to
    run it I immediately got the error message: "We are sorry but
    Avast Antivirus cannot run on your computer because your
    processor does not support SSE2 instruction set." So I presumed
    that this was probably the reason that my Premium installation
    had stopped working. :( All I can think of
    is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and updates it's virus
    definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much protection as
    the Avast or AVG offer. Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas
    as to how I can improve my security. Please don't suggest
    chucking the archaic computer in the skip! Thanks. :
    )

    Thank you CRNG I'll take a butcher's at it.


    Unfortunately I'm afraid one of their hardware requirements is:
    80MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technogy. :(


    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how does it >work? I'd better start Googling




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  • From mark_t@phffft.com@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 22:11:14 2019
    From: mark_t@phffft.com

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how does it >>work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it: https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html

    Go here to download it: https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie expires, I definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold. It
    used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free and
    have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it was
    in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on your
    computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside of
    the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be super
    careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep everything in
    the sandbox. If you must download and save it outside the sandbox,
    check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different anti
    virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days. https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

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  • From mark_t@phffft.com@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 22:14:43 2019
    From: mark_t@phffft.com

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:14 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" ><flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how does it >>>work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it: >https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html

    Go here to download it: >https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie expires, I >definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold. It
    used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free and
    have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it was
    in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on your
    computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside of
    the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be super
    careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep everything in
    the sandbox. If you must download and save it outside the sandbox,
    check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different anti
    virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days. >https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

    I forgot to add that I'm using Win XP, too. But my box is more update
    than yours.

    2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F7 01/13/2009
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  • From mark_t@phffft.com@1:396/4 to All on Mon Feb 25 22:28:28 2019
    From: mark_t@phffft.com

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:14:43 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:14 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" >><flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how does it >>>>work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it: >>https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html >>
    Go here to download it: >>https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie expires, I >>definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold. It
    used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free and
    have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it was
    in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on your
    computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside of
    the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be super >>careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep everything in
    the sandbox. If you must download and save it outside the sandbox,
    check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different anti >>virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days. >>https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

    I forgot to add that I'm using Win XP, too. But my box is more update
    than yours.

    2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F7 01/13/2009

    Well, one more once - I found the ToolWiz page containing Time Freeze,
    You have to press the silly little buttons on the right to go through
    the menu to read it's features plus to get to their own download page.


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  • From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░19 + on netbook@1:396/4 to All on Wed Feb 27 03:02:12 2019
    From: "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:14:43 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:14 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how
    does it work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it:
    https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html

    Go here to download it:
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie
    expires, I definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold.
    It used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free
    and have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it
    was in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on your
    computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside of
    the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be super
    careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep everything in
    the sandbox. If you must download and save it outside the sandbox,
    check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different
    anti virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days.
    https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

    I forgot to add that I'm using Win XP, too. But my box is more
    update than yours.

    2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F7 01/13/2009

    Well, one more once - I found the ToolWiz page containing Time Freeze,
    You have to press the silly little buttons on the right to go through
    the menu to read it's features plus to get to their own download page.

    Thanks for all those suggestions Mark but my limited techie abilities
    will find setting up and using a sandbox much too difficult so I reckon
    I'll have to give that option a miss.
    --
    Heard messages are sweet but those Unheard are sweeter flyingnun@roseofwhite.plus.com FN 219+. Mungo Brandybuck of Buckland


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  • From mark_t@phffft.com@1:396/4 to All on Wed Feb 27 03:45:41 2019
    From: mark_t@phffft.com

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:02:12 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:14:43 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:14 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" >>>>>> <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how
    does it work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it:
    https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html

    Go here to download it:
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie
    expires, I definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold.
    It used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free
    and have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it
    was in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on your
    computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside of
    the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be super
    careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep everything in
    the sandbox. If you must download and save it outside the sandbox,
    check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different
    anti virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days.
    https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

    I forgot to add that I'm using Win XP, too. But my box is more
    update than yours.

    2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F7 01/13/2009

    Well, one more once - I found the ToolWiz page containing Time Freeze,
    You have to press the silly little buttons on the right to go through
    the menu to read it's features plus to get to their own download page.

    Thanks for all those suggestions Mark but my limited techie abilities
    will find setting up and using a sandbox much too difficult so I reckon
    I'll have to give that option a miss.

    There is no "setup" with Time Freeze.

    Just install and then click the box saying "Start Time Freeze".

    That's all you have to do.
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  • From Flyi±g ╤u± 2░╣9 + on desktop@1:396/4 to All on Thu Feb 28 03:26:24 2019
    From: "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk>

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:02:12 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:14:43 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:11:14 -0600, mark_t@phffft.com wrote:

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:17:13 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on netbook"
    <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    mark_t@phffft.com wrote:
    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:26:28 -0000, "Flyig u 219 + on
    netbook" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Flyig u 29 + on desktop wrote:



    Why don't you use a sandbox and forget about AVs?

    That's a new one on me Mark. What exactly is a sandbox and how
    does it work? I'd better start Googling

    I use TimeFreeze

    There are other sandbox programs, but this one is the simplest one
    I've ever used. Sandboxie is too bothersome.

    Go here to read about it:
    https://www.cybernog.com/2017/09/toolwiz-time-freeze-sandbox-mode-for-pc.html

    Go here to download it:
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

    I'm using the freebie one, not the $25 one. If the freebie
    expires, I definitely will buy it.

    It doesn't show up on the author's page any longer as being sold.
    It used to cost $25. I've been using it over a month now for free
    and have had no nags about buying. I have a feeling it is now
    free.

    In short, every time you reboot, your box returns to the state it
    was in before you started using the sandbox. Nothing lasts on
    your computer. Nothing from your last browsing period remains.

    However, you can copy a program to a folder you have set outside
    of the sandbox.. But that file might be infected. You have to be
    super careful. I simply wouldn't do that if I were you. Keep
    everything in the sandbox. If you must download and save it
    outside the sandbox, check it first with VirusTotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload

    Just upload the file to VirusTotal and see what all the different
    anti virus programs say about it.

    Another one is Shadow Defender. This one does expire in 30 days.
    https://www.shadowdefender.com/

    Download both and try both.

    I forgot to add that I'm using Win XP, too. But my box is more
    update than yours.

    2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45-UD3P
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F7 01/13/2009

    Well, one more once - I found the ToolWiz page containing Time
    Freeze, You have to press the silly little buttons on the right to
    go through the menu to read it's features plus to get to their own
    download page.

    Thanks for all those suggestions Mark but my limited techie abilities
    will find setting up and using a sandbox much too difficult so I
    reckon I'll have to give that option a miss.

    There is no "setup" with Time Freeze.

    Just install and then click the box saying "Start Time Freeze".

    That's all you have to do.

    I'll have a closer look later then. Thank you muchly.
    --
    Heard melodies are sweet but those Unheard are sweeter flyingnun@roseofwhite.plus.com FN 29+. Mungo Brandybuck of Buckland


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  • From Shadow@1:396/4 to All on Thu Feb 28 01:58:52 2019
    From: Shadow <Sh@dow.br>

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:38:16 -0000, "Flyig u 29 + on desktop" <flyingnun@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    Until earlier in the year I have successfully been running an old
    computer with Windows XP Home Edition and a AMD processor (x86 Family 6 >Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD~1833 MHz), whatever all that means. I
    have been running Avast Premium Internet Security for several years. To
    all intents and purposes it seems to be running well but I noticed a
    couple of days ago that the firewall was switched off and despite my
    efforts it just refused to be switched on, giving a curt error message >"Firewall cannot be switched on. During by unsuccessful efforts I also >spotted that, although the latest virus definitions update was dated as >02/02/2019 it refused to update but told me that I still had the current >update. I tried to install the current Avast free as a back up until
    the problem was sorted out and but as I tried to run it I immediately
    got the error message: "We are sorry but Avast Antivirus cannot run
    on your computer because your processor does not support SSE2
    instruction set." So I presumed that this was probably the reason that
    my Premium installation had stopped working. :(
    All I can think of is to use Clamwin which does in fact run and
    updates it's virus definitions daily, but this doesn't offer as much >protection as the Avast or AVG offer.
    Has anyone in this Newsgroup any ideas as to how I can improve my
    security. Please don't suggest chucking the archaic computer in the
    skip! Thanks. :)

    Can you download CPU-Z and upload an image of the diagnostics
    ?

    https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    (use the zip version)

    https://postimages.org/
    My last processor was similar, and it supported SSE2.
    TIA
    []'s
    --
    Don't be evil - Google 2004
    We have a new policy - Google 2012
    Nineteen Eighty-Four was a work of FICTION !!!! - Orwell

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