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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 9:16:56 PM

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Hello
Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point" problem. To
summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR points"
being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a recommendation to
"Turn off System Restore".
I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation of
auto SR points
Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time told
them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR problem
and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of such
on their message forum.
Got an answer back:
Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
MLD
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 9:16:57 PM

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MLD:
And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change their
program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with Avast.
When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same message and
that was over a week or longer ago.
Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last time
around, but I'll come up with something.
Thanks for the feedback.

Harry.



"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> Hello
> Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point" problem.
To
> summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR points"
> being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a recommendation
to
> "Turn off System Restore".
> I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation of
> auto SR points
> Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time told
> them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR problem
> and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
such
> on their message forum.
> Got an answer back:
> Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> MLD
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 12:53:42 AM

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Harry
I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially since
Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something worthwhile
let us (me) know.
MLD
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> MLD:
> And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change their
> program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
Avast.
> When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same message
and
> that was over a week or longer ago.
> Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last time
> around, but I'll come up with something.
> Thanks for the feedback.
>
> Harry.
>
>
>
> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> > Hello
> > Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point" problem.
> To
> > summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR points"
> > being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> > Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
recommendation
> to
> > "Turn off System Restore".
> > I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
of
> > auto SR points
> > Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
told
> > them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
problem
> > and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> such
> > on their message forum.
> > Got an answer back:
> > Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> > Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> > MLD
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
July 19, 2005 12:53:43 AM

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I definitely will, MLD, if I can remember, that is.

Harry.


"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> Harry
> I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
> Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially since
> Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
worthwhile
> let us (me) know.
> MLD
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > MLD:
> > And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change their
> > program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
> Avast.
> > When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same message
> and
> > that was over a week or longer ago.
> > Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> > Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
time
> > around, but I'll come up with something.
> > Thanks for the feedback.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> >
> > "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> > > Hello
> > > Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
problem.
> > To
> > > summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
points"
> > > being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> > > Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> recommendation
> > to
> > > "Turn off System Restore".
> > > I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
> of
> > > auto SR points
> > > Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
> told
> > > them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> problem
> > > and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> > such
> > > on their message forum.
> > > Got an answer back:
> > > Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> > > Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> > > MLD
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 12:53:43 AM

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MLD:

You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
correctly.
As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.

Harry.


"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> Harry
> I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
> Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially since
> Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
worthwhile
> let us (me) know.
> MLD
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > MLD:
> > And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change their
> > program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
> Avast.
> > When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same message
> and
> > that was over a week or longer ago.
> > Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> > Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
time
> > around, but I'll come up with something.
> > Thanks for the feedback.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> >
> > "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> > > Hello
> > > Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
problem.
> > To
> > > summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
points"
> > > being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> > > Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> recommendation
> > to
> > > "Turn off System Restore".
> > > I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
> of
> > > auto SR points
> > > Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
> told
> > > them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> problem
> > > and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> > such
> > > on their message forum.
> > > Got an answer back:
> > > Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> > > Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> > > MLD
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 6:27:57 AM

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The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.

AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well


Rick

webster72n wrote:
> MLD:
>
> You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
> It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
> correctly.
> As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
>
>>Harry
>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially since
>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
>
> worthwhile
>
>>let us (me) know.
>>MLD
>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>MLD:
>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change their
>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
>>
>>Avast.
>>
>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same message
>>
>>and
>>
>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
>
> time
>
>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
>>>Thanks for the feedback.
>>>
>>> Harry.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
>>>
>>>>Hello
>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
>
> problem.
>
>>>To
>>>
>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
>
> points"
>
>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
>>
>>recommendation
>>
>>>to
>>>
>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
>>
>>of
>>
>>>>auto SR points
>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
>>
>>told
>>
>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
>>
>>problem
>>
>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
>>>
>>>such
>>>
>>>>on their message forum.
>>>>Got an answer back:
>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
>>>>MLD
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 10:37:15 AM

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Elsewhere, a user has reported that MSN7's email notification app causes SR
to stop - do you have MSN 7 installed?

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> Hello
> Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point" problem.
> To
> summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR points"
> being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a recommendation
> to
> "Turn off System Restore".
> I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation of
> auto SR points
> Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time told
> them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR problem
> and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> such
> on their message forum.
> Got an answer back:
> Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> MLD
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 3:47:18 PM

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Rick:

Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have deposited
something instead?
That is bad news, should it apply.
In this case I hope it doesn't.
I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
Thanks for the tip.

Harry.


"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
> The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
> ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
>
> AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
>
>
> Rick
>
> webster72n wrote:
> > MLD:
> >
> > You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
> > It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
> > correctly.
> > As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> >
> >>Harry
> >>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
> >>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
since
> >>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
> >
> > worthwhile
> >
> >>let us (me) know.
> >>MLD
> >>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >>>MLD:
> >>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
their
> >>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
> >>
> >>Avast.
> >>
> >>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
message
> >>
> >>and
> >>
> >>>that was over a week or longer ago.
> >>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> >>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
> >
> > time
> >
> >>>around, but I'll come up with something.
> >>>Thanks for the feedback.
> >>>
> >>> Harry.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> >>>
> >>>>Hello
> >>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
> >
> > problem.
> >
> >>>To
> >>>
> >>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
> >
> > points"
> >
> >>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> >>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> >>
> >>recommendation
> >>
> >>>to
> >>>
> >>>>"Turn off System Restore".
> >>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
> >>
> >>of
> >>
> >>>>auto SR points
> >>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
> >>
> >>told
> >>
> >>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> >>
> >>problem
> >>
> >>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> >>>
> >>>such
> >>>
> >>>>on their message forum.
> >>>>Got an answer back:
> >>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> >>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> >>>>MLD
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 3:49:23 PM

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I don't know about MLD, but no MSN 7 here, Noel.
Thanks.

Harry.


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:uG2niPCjFHA.1044@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Elsewhere, a user has reported that MSN7's email notification app causes
SR
> to stop - do you have MSN 7 installed?
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> > Hello
> > Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point" problem.
> > To
> > summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR points"
> > being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> > Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
recommendation
> > to
> > "Turn off System Restore".
> > I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
of
> > auto SR points
> > Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
told
> > them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
problem
> > and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> > such
> > on their message forum.
> > Got an answer back:
> > Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> > Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> > MLD
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 7:41:42 PM

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webster72n wrote:
> Rick:
>
> Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have deposited
> something instead?

sorry, should have qualified thata little.

ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered) is
often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus scans
are viruses.


> That is bad news, should it apply.
> In this case I hope it doesn't.
> I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
> Thanks for the tip.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
>>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
>>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
>>
>>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
>>
>>
>>Rick
>>
>>webster72n wrote:
>>
>>>MLD:
>>>
>>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
>>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
>>>correctly.
>>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
>>>
>>> Harry.
>>>
>>>
>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Harry
>>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the present.
>>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
>
> since
>
>>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
>>>
>>>worthwhile
>>>
>>>
>>>>let us (me) know.
>>>>MLD
>>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>MLD:
>>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
>
> their
>
>>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
>>>>
>>>>Avast.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
>
> message
>
>>>>and
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
>>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
>>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
>>>
>>>time
>>>
>>>
>>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
>>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
>>>>>
>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hello
>>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
>>>
>>>problem.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>To
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
>>>
>>>points"
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
>>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
>>>>
>>>>recommendation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>to
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
>>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
>>>>
>>>>of
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>auto SR points
>>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
>>>>
>>>>told
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
>>>>
>>>>problem
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
>>>>>
>>>>>such
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>on their message forum.
>>>>>>Got an answer back:
>>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
>>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
>>>>>>MLD
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 1:01:26 AM

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Rick:
It was clear to me the BitDefender not being a "direct depositor" of
viruses.
Still, the thought of it being a vehicle as an online scanner is bad enough.
Probably will get by without it.

Harry.


"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o gzIVnJjFHA.2004@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> webster72n wrote:
> > Rick:
> >
> > Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have
deposited
> > something instead?
>
> sorry, should have qualified thata little.
>
> ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered) is
> often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus scans
> are viruses.
>
>
> > That is bad news, should it apply.
> > In this case I hope it doesn't.
> > I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
> > Thanks for the tip.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
> >>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
> >>
> >>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
> >>
> >>
> >>Rick
> >>
> >>webster72n wrote:
> >>
> >>>MLD:
> >>>
> >>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
> >>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
> >>>correctly.
> >>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
> >>>
> >>> Harry.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Harry
> >>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the
present.
> >>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
> >
> > since
> >
> >>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
> >>>
> >>>worthwhile
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>let us (me) know.
> >>>>MLD
> >>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>MLD:
> >>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
> >
> > their
> >
> >>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
> >>>>
> >>>>Avast.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
> >
> > message
> >
> >>>>and
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
> >>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> >>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
> >>>
> >>>time
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
> >>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>Hello
> >>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
> >>>
> >>>problem.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>To
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
> >>>
> >>>points"
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> >>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> >>>>
> >>>>recommendation
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>to
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
> >>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the
creation
> >>>>
> >>>>of
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>>auto SR points
> >>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this
time
> >>>>
> >>>>told
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> >>>>
> >>>>problem
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history
of
> >>>>>
> >>>>>such
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>on their message forum.
> >>>>>>Got an answer back:
> >>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> >>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> >>>>>>MLD
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 5:22:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Again, Harry, I didn't say (or as far as I can see hint) that
BitDefender is or isn't a virus or a virus vector.


webster72n wrote:
> Rick:
> It was clear to me the BitDefender not being a "direct depositor" of
> viruses.
> Still, the thought of it being a vehicle as an online scanner is bad enough.
> Probably will get by without it.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:o gzIVnJjFHA.2004@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>>webster72n wrote:
>>
>>>Rick:
>>>
>>>Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have
>
> deposited
>
>>>something instead?
>>
>>sorry, should have qualified thata little.
>>
>>ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered) is
>>often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus scans
>>are viruses.
>>
>>
>>
>>>That is bad news, should it apply.
>>>In this case I hope it doesn't.
>>>I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
>>>Thanks for the tip.
>>>
>>> Harry.
>>>
>>>
>>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>
>>>>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
>>>>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
>>>>
>>>>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Rick
>>>>
>>>>webster72n wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>MLD:
>>>>>
>>>>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
>>>>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
>>>>>correctly.
>>>>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
>>>>>
>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Harry
>>>>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the
>
> present.
>
>>>>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
>>>
>>>since
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
>>>>>
>>>>>worthwhile
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>let us (me) know.
>>>>>>MLD
>>>>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>MLD:
>>>>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
>>>
>>>their
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination with
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Avast.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
>>>
>>>message
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>and
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
>>>>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
>>>>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the last
>>>>>
>>>>>time
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
>>>>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Hello
>>>>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
>>>>>
>>>>>problem.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>To
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
>>>>>
>>>>>points"
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
>>>>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
>>>>>>
>>>>>>recommendation
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>to
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
>>>>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the
>
> creation
>
>>>>>>of
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>auto SR points
>>>>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this
>
> time
>
>>>>>>told
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
>>>>>>
>>>>>>problem
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history
>
> of
>
>>>>>>>such
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>on their message forum.
>>>>>>>>Got an answer back:
>>>>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
>>>>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
>>>>>>>>MLD
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 3:44:00 PM

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In that case you've got me stumped, Rick.
What, in effect, did you say?
Sorry about the misunderstanding.

Harry.


"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uCsCKsOjFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Again, Harry, I didn't say (or as far as I can see hint) that
> BitDefender is or isn't a virus or a virus vector.
>
>
> webster72n wrote:
> > Rick:
> > It was clear to me the BitDefender not being a "direct depositor" of
> > viruses.
> > Still, the thought of it being a vehicle as an online scanner is bad
enough.
> > Probably will get by without it.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:o gzIVnJjFHA.2004@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>webster72n wrote:
> >>
> >>>Rick:
> >>>
> >>>Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have
> >
> > deposited
> >
> >>>something instead?
> >>
> >>sorry, should have qualified thata little.
> >>
> >>ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered) is
> >>often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus scans
> >>are viruses.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>That is bad news, should it apply.
> >>>In this case I hope it doesn't.
> >>>I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
> >>>Thanks for the tip.
> >>>
> >>> Harry.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >>>news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
> >>>>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
> >>>>
> >>>>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Rick
> >>>>
> >>>>webster72n wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>MLD:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
> >>>>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
> >>>>>correctly.
> >>>>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>Harry
> >>>>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the
> >
> > present.
> >
> >>>>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
> >>>
> >>>since
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
> >>>>>
> >>>>>worthwhile
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>let us (me) know.
> >>>>>>MLD
> >>>>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>MLD:
> >>>>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
> >>>
> >>>their
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination
with
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Avast.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
> >>>
> >>>message
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>and
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
> >>>>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> >>>>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the
last
> >>>>>
> >>>>>time
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
> >>>>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>Hello
> >>>>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
> >>>>>
> >>>>>problem.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>To
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
> >>>>>
> >>>>>points"
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> >>>>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>recommendation
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>to
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
> >>>>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the
> >
> > creation
> >
> >>>>>>of
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>auto SR points
> >>>>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this
> >
> > time
> >
> >>>>>>told
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>problem
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a
history
> >
> > of
> >
> >>>>>>>such
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>on their message forum.
> >>>>>>>>Got an answer back:
> >>>>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> >>>>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> >>>>>>>>MLD
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 4:01:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

webster72n wrote:
> In that case you've got me stumped, Rick.
> What, in effect, did you say?
> Sorry about the misunderstanding.

ActiveX is a programming language developed/used by Microsoft and is
installed in Internet Explorer. It's generally considered to be full of
holes and is a prime target for virii.

And it's what all the online virus scanners (that I've encountered) use
to do their online virus scan.


Rick


>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:uCsCKsOjFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>Again, Harry, I didn't say (or as far as I can see hint) that
>>BitDefender is or isn't a virus or a virus vector.
>>
>>
>>webster72n wrote:
>>
>>>Rick:
>>>It was clear to me the BitDefender not being a "direct depositor" of
>>>viruses.
>>>Still, the thought of it being a vehicle as an online scanner is bad
>
> enough.
>
>>>Probably will get by without it.
>>>
>>> Harry.
>>>
>>>
>>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>news:o gzIVnJjFHA.2004@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>
>>>>webster72n wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Rick:
>>>>>
>>>>>Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have
>>>
>>>deposited
>>>
>>>
>>>>>something instead?
>>>>
>>>>sorry, should have qualified thata little.
>>>>
>>>>ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered) is
>>>>often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus scans
>>>>are viruses.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>That is bad news, should it apply.
>>>>>In this case I hope it doesn't.
>>>>>I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
>>>>>Thanks for the tip.
>>>>>
>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
>>>>>news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
>>>>>>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Rick
>>>>>>
>>>>>>webster72n wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>MLD:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
>>>>>>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I remember
>>>>>>>correctly.
>>>>>>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Harry
>>>>>>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the
>>>
>>>present.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue, especially
>>>>>
>>>>>since
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>worthwhile
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>let us (me) know.
>>>>>>>>MLD
>>>>>>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>MLD:
>>>>>>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to change
>>>>>
>>>>>their
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination
>
> with
>
>>>>>>>>Avast.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
>>>>>
>>>>>message
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>and
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
>>>>>>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
>>>>>>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the
>
> last
>
>>>>>>>time
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
>>>>>>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Harry.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>Hello
>>>>>>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>problem.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>To
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>points"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
>>>>>>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>recommendation
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>to
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
>>>>>>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the
>>>
>>>creation
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>>>of
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>auto SR points
>>>>>>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this
>>>
>>>time
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>>>told
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>problem
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a
>
> history
>
>>>of
>>>
>>>
>>>>>>>>>such
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>on their message forum.
>>>>>>>>>>Got an answer back:
>>>>>>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
>>>>>>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
>>>>>>>>>>MLD
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 7:08:40 PM

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And that includes BitDefender and also makes my perception correct, even
though the involvement is indirect.
Thank you for clearing this up, Rick.

Harry.


"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uWOpyQUjFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> webster72n wrote:
> > In that case you've got me stumped, Rick.
> > What, in effect, did you say?
> > Sorry about the misunderstanding.
>
> ActiveX is a programming language developed/used by Microsoft and is
> installed in Internet Explorer. It's generally considered to be full of
> holes and is a prime target for virii.
>
> And it's what all the online virus scanners (that I've encountered) use
> to do their online virus scan.
>
>
> Rick
>
>
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:uCsCKsOjFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>Again, Harry, I didn't say (or as far as I can see hint) that
> >>BitDefender is or isn't a virus or a virus vector.
> >>
> >>
> >>webster72n wrote:
> >>
> >>>Rick:
> >>>It was clear to me the BitDefender not being a "direct depositor" of
> >>>viruses.
> >>>Still, the thought of it being a vehicle as an online scanner is bad
> >
> > enough.
> >
> >>>Probably will get by without it.
> >>>
> >>> Harry.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >>>news:o gzIVnJjFHA.2004@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>webster72n wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Rick:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Even though the BitDefender didn't find anything, it might have
> >>>
> >>>deposited
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>something instead?
> >>>>
> >>>>sorry, should have qualified thata little.
> >>>>
> >>>>ActiveX (required to run all the online virus scans I've encountered)
is
> >>>>often used as a vector for viruses, not that I'm saying the virus
scans
> >>>>are viruses.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>That is bad news, should it apply.
> >>>>>In this case I hope it doesn't.
> >>>>>I'll let TrendMicro or McAfee check it out for me.
> >>>>>Thanks for the tip.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >>>>>news:erSryrCjFHA.1232@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>The problem with online virusscans is they all use ActiveX which
> >>>>>>ironically is a vector for quite a few viruses.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>AVG works good. IIRC, heard good things about Avast as well
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Rick
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>webster72n wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>MLD:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>You may want to give "BitDefender" a try.
> >>>>>>>It's a free, online virus scanner and quite efficient, if I
remember
> >>>>>>>correctly.
> >>>>>>>As a matter of fact, I am trying it out now.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>>>news:qFUCe.5895$YD3.3093@trndny03...
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>Harry
> >>>>>>>>I have been tempted to give AVG a try but will hold off for the
> >>>
> >>>present.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>>>Making a manual restore points is not that big an issue,
especially
> >>>>>
> >>>>>since
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>Avast seems to be doing a nice job. If you run across something
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>worthwhile
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>let us (me) know.
> >>>>>>>>MLD
> >>>>>>>>"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>>>>news:%23IIrFA9iFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>MLD:
> >>>>>>>>>And those programers seemingly don't have any intentions to
change
> >>>>>
> >>>>>their
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>program in order to suit the people who run WinME in combination
> >
> > with
> >
> >>>>>>>>Avast.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>When I contacted them about it, I wound up with exactly the same
> >>>>>
> >>>>>message
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>and
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>that was over a week or longer ago.
> >>>>>>>>>Solution: Find another, better suitable antivirus program.
> >>>>>>>>>Personally that's problematic, since I had trouble with AVG the
> >
> > last
> >
> >>>>>>>time
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>around, but I'll come up with something.
> >>>>>>>>>Thanks for the feedback.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Harry.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >>>>>>>>>news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>Hello
> >>>>>>>>>>Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>problem.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>To
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>points"
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> >>>>>>>>>>Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>recommendation
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>to
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>"Turn off System Restore".
> >>>>>>>>>>I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the
> >>>
> >>>creation
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>>>of
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>auto SR points
> >>>>>>>>>>Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this
> >>>
> >>>time
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>>>told
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the
SR
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>problem
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a
> >
> > history
> >
> >>>of
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>>>>>such
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>on their message forum.
> >>>>>>>>>>Got an answer back:
> >>>>>>>>>>Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> >>>>>>>>>>Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> >>>>>>>>>>MLD
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 12:22:22 AM

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Don't have MSN 7 either.
MLD
"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:uUydrkHjFHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
> I don't know about MLD, but no MSN 7 here, Noel.
> Thanks.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uG2niPCjFHA.1044@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Elsewhere, a user has reported that MSN7's email notification app
causes
> SR
> > to stop - do you have MSN 7 installed?
> >
> > --
> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >
> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >
> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >
> > "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:cuRCe.4889$Kz3.4708@trndny04...
> > > Hello
> > > Just a follow-up on the my "No Automatic System Restore Point"
problem.
> > > To
> > > summarize: Previously posted that I suspected that "no auto SR
points"
> > > being created was the result of Avast Anti Virus.
> > > Initial contact with Avast Technical Support resulted in a
> recommendation
> > > to
> > > "Turn off System Restore".
> > > I then confirmed that Avast was the sole cause preventing the creation
> of
> > > auto SR points
> > > Back to Avast Tech Support--- I was a bit more animated and this time
> told
> > > them that I had confirmed that Avast was 100% the cause of the SR
> problem
> > > and reiterated that it was not a new problem as there was a history of
> > > such
> > > on their message forum.
> > > Got an answer back:
> > > Quote: "I sent your notice to our programmers." Unquote
> > > Doubt if I'll hear from them again.
> > > MLD
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
!