Firstly ALWAYS run anti-virus software.. either that or shut down your email both will do the same job.
Norton AV doesn't cause any instabilities under win2k, I've been running NT and now 2k without a single hitch and Protel 99SE is just fine.. always have email scanning on by default, I've had quite a number of viruses delivered from silly people on this group. The are silly because they get viruses. Don't use MS outlook if you can help it.. I use Pegasus for my main email and outlook for this news group.. but Norton has always picked the viruses first. if you hear of a virus alert, update you AV software before reading your email. update you AV at least once a week.. my work updates daily and is still virus free.. even if we do get 4 or 5 attempts a month. last .. expect virus .. they are there .. they will hurt .. and they pray on people who decide to uninstall antivirus software. also have a look at Zone Alarm firewall Simon PS.. I've been on the internet since gopher was the greatest thing since sliced bread.. and have never had a virus installed or affect my machines.. but Pegasus did store one once.. it never run because Pegasus doesn't have the holes outlook does. Norton found it and removed it when I swapped processors and was transferring emails. -----Original Message----- From: Bevan Weiss [mailto:kaizen__@;hotmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, 12 November 2002 7:55 p.m. To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] Antivirus Software & Memory Issues > > From: JaMi Smith [mailto:jamismith@;sbcglobal.net] > > > With that, I will pose 3 questions to the forum. > > > > 1. Should I install an anti-virus program? > > > I think so. You already own it, and have had it installed on your machine > before. and its better to have protection on a machine than not these days. > > If worst comes to worst you'll have to reinstall Windows again. but having > just done it, you've probably got all your discs still out, so it won't take > that long. Try it once, if you can ascertain that it is the AV program causing the instability, then chuck it and don't worry about installing another. Remember that virus scanners (or antivirus programs) are for software that you download and attempt to run that contain viruses, so called hackers won't be affected by antivirus programs and would still be able to get into your system on any open port... However... This is a gimme if you're running a NAT router, as then your machines presumably don't have unique IP addresses (ie they are either 10.x or 192.168.x addresses), in which case you don't really have to worry about hackers at all (or viruses if you don't run downloaded executables). > > 2. If so, which anti-virus software should I use? > > > The one you've already got. > > 3. Has anyone experienced any problems with any specific > > anti-virus software > > causing problems with Protel (99SE or DXP)? > > > I haven't had any problems, I think..... > > > > > Julian > http://careers.yahoo.com.au - Yahoo! Careers - 1,000's of jobs waiting online for you! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:ForumAdministrator@;TechServInc.com * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *