Monday, February 08, 2010

IT

I know a tiny bit about IT, just a smidge, bits I've picked up from Dad since I was old enough to have an attention span of longer than 30 seconds, I can generally troubleshoot, but I still have a lot to learn.

Enter my latest 'mistake' - purchasing Norton360 with out consulting the IT gods (aka Dad). I only just noticed how it's little icon in the taskbar had a orange ! and when I tried to open said programme all I got was a blank screen.

So you find me mid re-install just 2 months after purchase. Whilst Windows Defender (on Vista) works against the clock to complete a scan it's been stopped from doing (by norton) for over 700 days. Poor thing, it'll never make it, I've downloaded so much rubbish!

I didn't notice how slow my laptop had gotten after the download of said programme, it seems that my laptop is in fact still speedy. But because I have patience I hadn't noticed how much it had slowed, til now.

So even though I'm mid re-install on a programme which cost a bit of money, I'm still considering petitioning the IT gods for a new an improved (preferably free) antivirus software.

3 comments:

Pete said...

I strongly recommend downloading and using this before you go too mush further
http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
It does what it says - and leaves you with a clean(ish) system

Anonymous said...

mac


Carts.

Karen said...

I didn't think it would take too long before someone suggested a Mac...
Fortunately I'm not that desperate!