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Old 03-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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XP and Outlook Exprpess:

After having installed 'McAfee Anti-Virus,' both Internet and Outlook Express did NOT open up even though there is 'connected' icon at the right bottom of the corner. Apparently, Anti-Virus blocking Internet connection.

After having uninstalled 'McAfee,' both Internet and O.E. opened up normally.

Even other anti-virus, Norton does the same as McAfee did. Then, there is NO Anti-Virus to defend Internet and O.E. for which I'm VERY unconfortable to say the least.

My question is;

Without anti-Virus, how to protect/defend the PC/XP?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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What A/V were you using before McAfee? Did it work OK then?


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Install a free Anti-Virus. Microsoft Security Essentials is rated well and wont block OE and the Internet by default.

In my personal experience I have found both McAfee and norton difficult to configure initially.

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