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Orange livebox Ihave installed a livebox, 1. can I disconnect from mains each day? 2. I HAVE Windows firewall and Avast antivirus is this sufficient, or will I need further protection?

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Firewall should be all you need....

antivirus will protect you against email viruses and WEB browser downloads.

I would also recommend you use MS Windows Defender...

Its free and will catch/prevent most spyware

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Do i need to install anything before using my notebook on the net

Yes, you should have firewall and antivirus programs installed to protect your notebook from the myriad of malware threats that exist on the internet.

If you are running Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Vista or 7, then you have a built in Windows Firewall which should be enabled if no other firewall program is installed.

There are a variety of both free and commercial security products available which will offer good protection for connecting to the internet.

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Microsoft Security Essentials
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Of the above I have been using Comodo Internet Security for some years and find it very good.

Important Note: Do not install more than one AntiVirus program as this will cause problems. Windows Firewall can be enabled when another firewall program is installed but isn't necessary and most firewall programs will automatically disable Windows Firewall when installed.

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I am having problem in installing any antivirus.... infact m unable to do that....:( previously despite having kespersky updated ( 3o days trail) i had virus in my system..... what can i do to keep my...

Hi there,

First uninstall your current antivirus, it's just a trial anyway.
Download the free version of Malware Bytes.
Update it then run it. (Check for malwares)

Then download the Microsoft Security Essentials. This one is for free as well.
Update it then run it. (Check for viruses)

Microsoft Security Essentials will protect your system real-time while the free version of Malware Bytes will not. So you have to run malware bytes if you suspect something got in your computer.

Don't worry because they don't conflict each other.

Lastly, make sure that your windows firewall is turned ON.
If you are using windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. On the General tab, click On (recommended).
  3. Click OK.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow these steps:
  1. 1. Click start, type check firewall status in the search box. A result will be shown above.
  2. 2. Click check firewall status from the results. A window will open.
  3. 3. On the left side of that window Click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off.
  4. 4. Select the option that says Turn On Windows Firewall. (There should be 2, one for Home/Private and another for Public).
You should be protected now.
Keep me posted.

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I every time open my computer one massage is open on my desktop your system may be at risk how to solve this problem

Windows is alerting you that you have either

1. No firewall settings configured, no firewall, or turned off windows firewall


2. No anti-virus/anti-malware software

To solve number one, you should turn on the windows firewall or install a 3rd party firewall program of your choosing. To turn on windows firewall, follow this procedure for Windows XP:

1. START > Control Panel > Security Center
2. When security center opens, look for the section "Manage Security Settings For" then click "Windows Firewall."
3. In the Dialog box that comes up, click the circle in front of "On" to turn on the firewall. This setting may already be turned on. Verify the firewall is turned on.
4. Click "Ok" to save your choices and exit, or "Cancel" to close the window without saving any choices.

If you choose to install a 3rd party firewall program, use the above procedure and select "OFF" in step 3. You want to do this so that there will not be conflicts between the Windows Firewall and the 3rd party firewall program. Once you turn off Windows firewall, immediately install and turn on your 3rd party firewall program to minimize exposing your computer to threats.

For number two, you should install a quality anti-virus or anti-malware program. McAfee, and Norton are popular choices. Avast! Antivirus, AVG and Malware Bytes are a bit more comprehensive, especially Malware Bytes. Avast! Antivirus is free, both to download and update. The license lasts a year, but you can simply re-download and install the program to get a fresh new license that's good for a year. Each program has varying features and goodies, so choose the one that's best for you.

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Not much info to go on but if this the product trial that was installed on your new pc then it is now useless.
I his is the case
dowload malwarebytes free version
here www.malwarebytes,org
download, install, upsate, run full scan
then go here

download free firewall immediately
then here
download, install and update products until you are ready to buy new ones
hope this helps

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I believe that there is an old anti virus on your system so you need to follow this...
1. Download the Norton Removal Tool, to your desktop (do NOT Run it yet.)
2. Disconnect from the internet and close all programs, and REBOOT.
3. Uninstall Norton with Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs.
4. IMMEDIATELY enable the Windows Firewall!
5. Double-click on the file you saved in #1 above to run the utility. Do
NOT touch your keyboard until the run has completed, then REBOOT (again).
6. Install better antivirus, such as Eset's NOD32, Kaspersky or Avast!

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Give it a try and see if it installs.

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