Re: A new free antivirus program


I tried installing the program but it didn’t help. 
I can check off and on with the free version of Malware bytes and the program Mike told me about, Emsisoft Emergency Kit.  I won’t have real time protection, but since I use the machine in such a limited way online, probably nothing will happen, though I’d rather have protection.  But because I use it in such a very limited way online, I don’t recall MSSE flagging anything since I’ve had the machine, and I’ve had it for a lot of years.
And after the problem developed, neither Malware Bytes nor Emsisoft Emergency Kit found anything.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A new free antivirus program

Hi Gene,


Have you tried doing a repair?  I think that that might be some where in programs and features.  Maybe where you delete or change programs.




James B


From: <> On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A new free antivirus program


I have that version on my older desktop and for months I keep getting a message to update it. I'm not sure that it updates the definitions, but it will bug you several times a day to update the program.




----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 3:35 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] A new free antivirus program


Recently, my Microsoft Security Essentials developed a problem.  It downloads definitions but can't install them, it says there is a connection or network problem, but it first shows that it is downloading for many minutes.  I tried manually downloading definitions but they won't install.


I may have to use another program on my Windows 7 machine.  I don't use the machine online much and infection isn't likely but I'd still like something. 


I recently saw a discussion about using version 8 of Esset.  Does such an old version still do a good job and are there problems it causes in operation of the computer or performance?


Thanks for any information.



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