Jennie, one of my friends and readers, wrote to say:
Terry, I want to download the NOD32 anti-virus program and wonder if I
can download it on my desktop (fast access) and put it on a CD and
install it on my laptop. I have been unable to get the fast access
to work on the laptop and don’t want to do this on a dial-up because
of the time I’ll be unprotected for viruses. I got the dialup to
work and am already getting notes saying I have viruses and should
go to a website to run their program. They try to make it look like
Microsoft but I know it’s not. I would just not like to be on the
internet without virus protection.
Also, how do I do it so you’ll get credit for it?
Oh, good question. Download it from one of my links. Sure, you can
burn it to a CD and carry it to the other machine. Then install it.
As soon as you
connect to the Internet on the laptop, NOD32 will probably automatically trigger an update. Just to make sure, you can trigger it manually.
Just double-click on the NOD32 icon in the status bar, click on Update,
and in the window that opens, click on Update Now. By the time you
do that, it may already be updating (NOD32 checks when your computer is booted and
then checks every so often for updates, too).
You get a free 30-day trial of NOD32. When you get ready to buy, go back to via one of my links to buy the license. That way, you can make sure that I get the credit for the sale.
She followed up with the question:
I also looked at the PC Cillin program and it seems that for $10 more, I can get firewall, spam, etc.
Do you recommend that? I won’t be on the internet a lot on this computer, especially if I can’t get that wireless card to work. If that works well, I may switch over my other computer when it’s time to renew the McAfee.
NOD32 is the best of the best in anti-virus, in my opinion. The "combination programs" can’t be best in everything.
Trend Micro’s PC-cillin is a good choice among the combination programs and a lot of friends use and like it. However, personally, I didn’t like its user interface.
On your wireless problem: Keep looking at the manuals. They should step you through the process. If not clear, get the Linksys WRT54G manual from www.linksys.com. It has a very good explanation of settings and reasons for them. However, if you don’t have Linksys equipment, you will have to "translate" the instructions from the Linksys model to your brand’s configuration screens.