By JLP | July 30, 2009
I have been preoccupied the last few days with computer issues.
I first noticed a couple of days ago that my computer was extremely slow when I tried to surf the internet. I found out from my brother that I had probably picked up a spybot or something along the way. I ran the Malwarebytes that was installed on my computer and it found a couple of items. I cleaned those out but my computer was still running slow. So, at the urging of my brother, I downloaded and installed Spybot Search & Destroy, which found a TON of stuff. After I cleaned all that stuff out, my computer ran fine.
Then this morning I woke up to find that my Norton Anti-virus software had expired. I have never liked Norton. It’s expensive and it seems to slow down my computer. I remembered reading somewhere that various internet service providers offer free anti-virus software to their customers. I checked with my provider, Roadrunner, and found that they offered anti-virus software from Computer Associates. I downloaded and installed the software and am in the process of getting it set up as I write this post. We’ll see how it works.